Bach Toccata and Fugue Remixtape

Given the popularity of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, it’s not surprising that over the years it has been performed in a huge variety of arrangements. To compare what’s out there, we’ve put together this playlist of our favourite creative (or just plain wacky) versions of this familiar work. 

For our Organ Spectacular concert on Friday 19 January we’re delighted to be working with Westminster Abbey organist and music director James O’Donnell, who’ll be kicking off the programme with a performance of Bach’s formidable Toccata and Fugue, promising to put the mighty Royal Festival Hall organ through its paces. But over the years this famous piece has wandered far from the instrument it was written for, and been arranged for everything from bassoon quintet to glass harp! Which is your favourite arrangement on our list? 

Bach Toccata and Fugue Remixtape

1. Button accordion (Sergei Teleshev)
2. Harp (Amy Turk)
3. Prog rock (Sky)
4. Glass harp (Robert Tiso)
5. Flute (Tim Macri)
6. Marimba trio (VAN3uard Percussion)
7. Bassoon quintet (Germán Martínez López and co.)
8. Guitar (Viktor Ilić)
9. Techno pop (Vanessa Mae)
10. Banjo (Jay Buckey)
11. Ukulele (Jakub Libík)
12. Brass quintet (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)

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