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    Senior Member jonray's Avatar
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    Beaten Up Bach

    I've just beaten up Bach

    (ie added a beat to his Toccata).....

    Beaten Up Bach - Toccata


    Herr Bach right now is either tapping to the beat or turning uneasily in his grave....

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    Re: Beaten Up Bach

    Quote Originally Posted by jonray
    I've just beaten up Bach

    (ie added a beat to his Toccata).....

    Beaten Up Bach - Toccata


    Herr Bach right now is either tapping to the beat or turning uneasily in his grave....
    Gnarly!

    I like it! Nice going! This is a lot of fun. My kind of humor (Brit. - humour). Thanks for doing it.

    Best to you,

    Larry A.
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    Re: Beaten Up Bach

    Hi Larry Dude!

    Glad you liked it! Hope JSB does too!
    Thanks for the fast reply,
    Jon

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    Re: Beaten Up Bach

    I've just spoken with J. S. Bach (I have a Verizon cell phone, you see).

    He tells me that this is *exactly* how he scored the piece, to begin with -- but that some idiot editor later changed it to the form we more commonly know today.

    Nice job!

    Seriously, I've been (like thousands of others) a diligent student of Bach for over forty years. Based on that, I have no doubt, were The Master alive today, his music would fully reflect the energy and innovation of "modern" music.

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    Re: Beaten Up Bach

    I think you are just trying to get into Bond --

    No that came out wrong.

    Could this be an audition piece for Bond?

    Have you ever delved into the old recordings of Skip Matyin's ScheharaJazz?
    (Pardon my spelling -- its getting late here////)

    I enjoy this style of "updating" -- Got hooked on Kismet as a kid.

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    Yes, you are not the first one doing orchestration, nor beat or rock rendering, of the famous toccata.

    But I must tell you you are doing it very well. Bravo!

    I think BTW that Bach's genius is so big that he never stop inspiring people, and his music is always good, "even if played with cans and bottles".

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    Re: Beaten Up Bach

    Well, you certainly have beaten the poor man up. But he's none worse for it. I love it. It starts off like Stowkowski's arrangement then moves into a very original and entertaining treatment. Good job. JS would have approved.
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    Jon, I knew this forum was about to become even more fun with you here posting!

    That was so fun, I cranked it up too!
    Wait till Styxx here's this.

    Dan

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    Well, it's a good thing I just happened to have my thigh-high stilletto boots on today. As soon as the beat started, I turned up the volume as high as it would go, jumped up on my desk and started dancing, much to the dismay of my coworkers, who were in the midst of setting up for a Thanksgiving potluck in the middle of our cubicle farm. My timing was all the better as I was in full view of a long line of executives filing out of the conference room who could do nothing but stare. Needless to say the HR rep came in and wrote me up, and eventually had to have a security guard tackle me to get me to stop, at which point I was escorted out of the building (not without a garter full of $100s, mind you).

    Kidding! I'm only kidding! But it sure would make things a lot more interesting around here...-sigh- back to quarterly revenue analysis spreadsheets...

    Nice orchestration, by the way.

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    Hey Jonray,
    how much I like this piece??!!!!

    A LOT!!!
    Yeah you gave it a very modern sound!!! It is a very nice realization!!!!
    You are very talented in terms of orchestration!!!!

    I hope to hear more from you!!


    Roberto

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