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#353478 - 08/12/04 09:50 AM WTC on organ
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Does anyone know if there are any recordings of the Well-Tempered Clavier on organ? I think it would sound neat.
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#353479 - 08/12/04 10:15 AM Re: WTC on organ
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For a start, I shudder to think of the Prelude in C from Book I being played on the organ. How can that be "neat"?

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#353480 - 08/12/04 10:18 AM Re: WTC on organ
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Perhaps you just don't like the sound of an organ? I have grown quite fond of it in recent months.
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#353481 - 08/12/04 11:02 AM Re: WTC on organ
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As I recall, there was one in progress a few years ago. Many scholars believe that some of the works in the WTC were actually meant for organ.
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#353482 - 08/12/04 11:25 AM Re: WTC on organ
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That would be really cool. I really enjoyed Gould's Art of fugue on the organ.
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#353483 - 08/12/04 12:58 PM Re: WTC on organ
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Yay! After much searching I found one:

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You can listen to samples. The first prelude is too fast for my liking but I love the organ's sound for these pieces.
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#353484 - 08/12/04 01:02 PM Re: WTC on organ
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try the Preludes and Fugues written for Organ.. amazing compositions..

and Toccatas.
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#353485 - 08/12/04 01:03 PM Re: WTC on organ
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I've just finished listening to all of Bach's works for organ, and it left me craving more. Hence, this thread.
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#353486 - 08/12/04 01:08 PM Re: WTC on organ
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Also, the chorale preludes and settings are some of his most transcendent works.
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#353487 - 08/12/04 04:45 PM Re: WTC on organ
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There is also a recording by John Wells.

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