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.
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.
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.
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...