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  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor


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    Hannes Kästner
    Bach, J.S.: Organ Music - Preludes and Fugues - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Chorales Preludes.

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  • J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565


    Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 played by organist Hans-André Stamm on the Trost-Organ of the Stadtkirche in Waltershausen, Germany.
    Toccata et fugue en ré mineur BWV 565 de Johann Sebastian Bach, interprété par Hans-André Stamm sur l'orgue Trost de la Stadtkirche, à Waltershausen, Allemagne.

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  • Toccata & Fugue D Minor, BWV 565


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    Toccata & Fugue D Minor, BWV 565 · Academy Of St. Christopher Orchestra

    Bach: All Time Greatest Moments

    ℗ 2008 Big Eye Records

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


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    Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 · Johann Sebastian Bach · Hannes Kastner

    Toccata & Fugue

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    Released on: 2009-12-01

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  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565


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    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (Remastered) · Johann Sebastian Bach

    Great Organ Works

    ℗ 2018 Classic Records Ltd

    Released on: 2018-10-26

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Lyricist: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Music Publisher: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


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    J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 · Ton Koopman

    Bach, J.S.: Toccatas & Fugues BWV 538; BWV 540; BWV 564; BWV 565

    ℗ 1984 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 1984-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Dr. Andreas Holschneider
    Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Willem van Leeuwen
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ


    Bach's most famous organ piece, with a bar-graph score.

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    Q: Where can I get free sheet music for this piece?
    A: Sheet music for this can be found here:

    Q: Who wrote Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor?
    Q: Isn't that like asking who's buried in Grant's Tomb?
    A: Heh-heh. A theory has recently (1981) been put forth that J. S. Bach did not write this piece. A brief summary of the supporting evidence for this theory can be read here:

    Q: Where can I get the mp3 of this?
    A: You can download it here:

    Q: What does the piece look like as a whole?
    A: There are versions you can print out here

    The 'scroll' version is for cutting out and taping together to form a long strip.

    Q: Where can I get the MIDI file that this was made from?
    A: I'm not sure it's exactly the same, but the closest I could find was this:

    Q: How did you make this video?
    A: You can read about it here:

    Q: What is the BWV number for this?
    A: BWV 565

    Q: Where does the toccata end and the fugue begin?
    A: The fugue starts at 2:51 and the toccata returns at 7:12, but between these two points, parts which are strictly fugal alternate with episodes that are more toccata-like, so it's not 100% clear-cut (like in some other toccata/fugue pairs he wrote).

    Q: What do the colors mean?
    A: Each stop on the organ was played on a separate MIDI channel, and each MIDI channel was assigned a color.

    Q: What is a fugue?
    A: Here is a good introduction:

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    A: Yes:

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    Q: Where can I read more about this piece?
    A: Here are a couple of places:

    Q: Why does this piece of music remind me of horror movies?
    A: Because it was used in the 1962 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Before that, it did not have that connotation. When Walt Disney and Leopold Stokowski used it in the 1940 film Fantasia, they considered it to be a purely abstract piece --- absolute music --- which brought to mind expressionistic forms and lines.

  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor


    Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565)
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  • 01 Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach


    Title : Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565
    Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
    Music : Leopold Stokowski (with the Philadelphia Orchestra)

    Titre : Toccata et Fugue en Ré Mineur, BWV 565
    Compositeur : Jean-Sébastien Bach
    Musique : Leopold Stokowski (avec l'Orchestre de Philadelphie)

    Copyright : Disney Music Group / Walt Disney Records
    Year : 1940

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  • Dan Mumm - Toccata And Fugue in D minor - J.S. Bach - Classical Metal Guitar


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    More Fugue than Toccata in my new arrangement of J.S. Bach's masterpiece Toccata and Fugue in D minor. I did my best to keep all of the counterpoint in tact, while still allowing a main melody line to emerge as the lead guitar part. My favorite piece of music since I can remember and I've always wanted to make my own rock or metal arrangement of it, but wanted to make sure I could do it justice (hence why I've waited all of these years to make it). it was extremely challenging but fun and rewarding to make.

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  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach


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  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


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  • J.S. Bach -Toccata & Fugue in D-minor - Stephanuskerk Hasselt


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    De grote Toccata & Fugue van Joh. Seb. Bach in D-minor (BWV 565),
    uitgevoerd door Gert van Hoef in Stephanuskerk te Hasselt.

    registranten: Jan de Rooij en Willem de Boer

  • J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Arranged By Leopold Stokowski


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    J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Arranged By Leopold Stokowski · The Philadelphia Orchestra · Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer, Recording Producer: Sid McLauchlan
    Producer: Charles Gagnon
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: David Pettit
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Leopold Stokowski

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  • J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565


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    J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 (arr. Stokowski) · Leopold Stokowski · Symphonica Orchestra

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    ℗ 1997 Angel Records

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Bachs MOST TERRIFYING piece!


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    Learn the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach on piano with this tutorial! Please enjoy!

    Performed by Andrew Wrangell
    Edited by Samuel Dickenson

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    The Toccata and Fugue in D minor is one of the most recognizable organ works ever composed. J. S. Bach wrote the work when he was in his teenage years, showcasing his amazing technique and understanding of compositional craft. Various arrangments and orchestrations helped the piece achieve a legendary status as one of the most well-known pieces in existence. This video shows you a full piano transcription of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, containing all of the difficulties and exciting drama that is present in the original organ work. Enjoy!

  • J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 // Amy Turk, Harp


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    My own transcription of one of J.S. Bach's most infamous and popular works. I first had the idea of playing this piece in 2013 after hearing an old Russian transcription performed by the incredible Varvara Ivanova, but couldn't get hold of that version due to it being out of print. I loved the power this piece brings to the harp and was determined to try it for myself as I'm a huge fan of anything where I get to play LOUD! The process of adapting the piece for the harp and preparing for this performance took 18 months and many, many practice hours! Its first public performance was as the opening piece of my Masters final recital at the Royal Academy of Music, London in July 2014. Yes I know, how crazy was I to open my recital with this...I then had to play for a further 35 minutes!

    All notes in this transcription are Bach's - there are a few moments where certain notes have been omitted where it was impossible to play, but nothing has been added or embellished in terms of pitches or rhythms. My aim in transcribing this was to be as accurate and respectful to the original as I possibly could, whilst also exploring the greater dynamic possibilities with regards to quiets, crescendos and diminuendos that are possible on the harp. I absolutely loved recreating the sound of different manuals/stops in certain repeated passages of the fugue - this is achieved by playing lower in the strings before returning back to the middle where I'd normally play.



    Xaver Varnus plays Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the great Sauer Organ of the Berliner Dom. Recorded live on the Opening Night of the Berliner Internationaler Orgelsommer 2013. At the time of its dedication in 1905, the great Sauer Organ of the Berliner Dom was the largest in Germany, with its 7269 pipes and 113 registers, distributed across four manuals and pedals. The court organ builder Wilhelm Sauer, from Frankfurt on the Oder, created an instrument that embodied the newest technical and musical developments of German organ building at the time. In that way, the organ met the high expectations of both the organ builder and his client: in the Protestant Cathedral of the capital city, there was to be a monumental, modern, and in every way extraordinary instrument of the highest quality. The organ of the Cathedral of Berlin represents the highpoint of Sauer’s career. At the same time, it marks the end of the long development of Romantic orchestral organs, whose sound corresponds to the characteristic sound of a symphonic orchestra of that period. Today, the organ in the Cathedral of Berlin is the largest late-Romantic pneumatic action organ in the world that has survived in its original condition.

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  • J. S. Bach, Toccata and Fuga D minor BWV 565 - Jean-Baptiste Dupont


    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Toccata und Fuge d-moll BWV 565
    Toccata and Fuga D minor
    Toccata et Fugue en ré mineur

    Jean-Baptiste Dupont
    Orgue Cavaillé-Coll de la basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

  • BBC Proms 2010 - Bach Day 1 - Toccata and fugue in d minor bwv 565


    Bach's great Toccata and fugue in d minor bwv 565 orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton on 14th august 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall.

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  • Bach, JS: Toccata and Fugue in D minor


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    Music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the 18th century.

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  • Vanessa-Mae plays Toccata & Fugue


    Vanessa-Mae plays a rare version of Toccata & Fugue with her acoustic violin, accompanied by the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra. This was during her Classical tour in '96.

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  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 - P. Barton, harmonic pedal piano


    First recording of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor with the harmonic piano pedal. I set up an overhead camera view in case any of you want fingering suggestions.
    The sheet music I used in this video is fairly close to the first link below. I just added octaves to bring out the pedal part in a few places.

    This piece was recorded in an average size room; the reverb you can hear is sympathetic resonance from the piano itself made possible by the harmonic pedal.

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  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 // J.S. BACH


    Here is one of Bach's most well-known works, played on a piano instead of a pipe organ.
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  • Bach: Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565 - Tariq Harb, guitar


    Guitarist Tariq Harb performs J.S. Bach's monumental Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565. This is an adaptation for solo guitar by Edson Lopes.

    The Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, is a musical composition in two parts for organ, written sometime between 1708 and 1750 by Johann Sebastian Bach, and known for its majestic sound, dramatic authority, and driving rhythm. The piece is perhaps most widely known due to its appearance in the opening minutes of the 1940 Disney cult classic Fantasia, in which it was adapted for orchestra by the conductor Leopold Stokowski. It also has a strong association in Western culture with horror films; it was included in films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Black Cat (1934) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962).

    The first part of Bach’s piece is a toccata, the name of which is derived from the Italian toccare, “to touch.” It represents a musical form for keyboard instruments that is designed to reveal the virtuosity of the performer’s touch. Bach’s take on the toccata is typical in that it has many fast arpeggios and runs up and down the keyboard but otherwise is generally free form and gives the composer much latitude for personal expression. In Bach’s day, toccatas often served as introductions to and foils for fugues, setting the stage for the complex and intricate composition to follow.

    The fugue — a technique characterized by the overlapping repetition of a principal theme in different melodic lines (counterpoint) — that is the second part of Bach’s composition reflects the particular popularity of the form during the late 1600s and early 1700s. Bach made much use of the fugue in his compositions, most famously in solo organ pieces such as this one but also in instrumental works and choral cantatas. This particular fugue is quite unusual in its form; it is a plagal fugue using plagal cadences as opposed to the authentic cadences that Bach usually employs. It also does not introduce the subject in all the voices one after the other in the beginning of the fugue. Instead, Bach slips in sequences in between the announcements of the subjects which is again quite unusual for a Baroque fugue. The fugue, with its accompanying toccata, is not only the best known of Bach’s many fugues but the most famous of fugues by any composer.

    Performance: Tariq Harb
    Transcription: Edson Lopes
    Guitar: Douglass Scott, 2018
    Strings: Savarez basses and Augustine Regel trebels
    Audio and video: Drew Henderson
    Location of recording: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • J. S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor


    This track is featured on Sean Jackson's debut organ album, Sean Jackson Plays Organ Favorites Volume 1. Order the album now:

    Organist Sean Jackson of plays J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the organ at St. John's Episcopal Church, Stamford Connecticut. This is the 8th in a series of monthly performances.

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  • Toccata & Fugue in d minor


    Kurt Ison, Sydney Town Hall.
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  • Bach Toccata and Fugue in d Minor


    The United States Navy Concert Band with guest conductor Mallory Thompson, performs Donald Hunsberger's arrangement of J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d Minor at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Sept. 19, 2010.

  • J.S Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Best Version


    The most famous composition for organ ever written, J.S Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565. It is performed by organist Karl Richter on the pipe organ of Ottobeuren Abbey. The organ was built by Karl Joseph Reipp in 1766.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue d minor BWV 565


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    Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata und Fuge d-Moll BWV 565, Querflöte, gespielt von Helene Schulthess
    Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565,
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  • BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor - The Presidents Own U.S. Marine Band


    The President's Own United States Marine Band presents Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, transcribed by Staff Sgt. Ryan Nowlin. Directed by 27th Director Col. Michael J. Colburn. From the album From the Keyboard, recorded 2013.

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach ; Toccata & Fugue in Dm, by Sinfonity


    Johann Sebastian Bach ; Toccata & Fugue in Dm, BWV 565
    Live recorded in Segovia ( Spain ) , Aug 2014 .Video produced by NURILANDS FILMS, directed by Núria García.

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565


    Marcelina Dąbek - harp
    Gala Concert of the winners of various Polish nationwide music competitions. Recorded in the Polish National Radio Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland.
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  • Toccata & Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach/arr. Jay Bocook


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  • Canadian Brass - Toccata and Fugue in d minor - J. S. Bach


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  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 - Van Doeselaar | Netherlands Bach Society


    From Disney’s Fantasia to The Phantom of the Opera, the opening of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, performed by Leo van Doeselaar for All of Bach, has provided many memorable moments. The secret is in the striking first note, followed by that brief, tense moment of silence and the overpowering descending series of notes (or variations on it, like in Pirates of the Caribbean). Unfortunately, Bach’s own score has not survived, which has led to many speculations on the creation date of this wild and original composition that is actually not very ‘Bach-like’.

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  • Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor


    by Johann Sebastian Bach and arr. Douglas B. Moore

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  • Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565 - J.S. Bach


    October 25, 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Virgil Fox. It gives me great pleasure to post several of the pieces I was privileged to study with him over the 10 years I spent as his student. In the spirit of 'honoring the master', I submit these performances in a style similar to his. They contain the essence of what he taught me about music in general and organ playing in particular.

    In my youth I was often dismissively accused of being a carbon copy of Fox, but the fact is that I sought to study with him because I identified with his approach more than others that were accessible to me. Each of us gets music a little differently and that diversity keeps life interesting.

    I owe Virgil Fox much. He turned my early interest in the organ into a passion for playing them and his touring organ sowed the seed for the eventual founding of Marshall & Ogletree. We all have heroes and he is certainly one of mine. Go Virgil!

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  • J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 Dorian


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    J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 Dorian · Ton Koopman

    Bach, J.S.: Toccatas & Fugues BWV 538; BWV 540; BWV 564; BWV 565

    ℗ 1984 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 1984-01-01

    Producer, Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Learn Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by Bach - Keyboard Practice Video


    The easiest way to learn the popular Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and at the same time learn to read music!

    This version is a transcription for piano or organ solo by Fabrizio Ferrari from the original for organ solo with manuals and pedals.

    The famous Toccata and Fugue is the perfect music for the Halloween celebration!

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  • Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


    Posibly my favourite Bach composition.

    The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach sometime between 1703 and 1707. It is one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire, and has been used in a variety of popular media ranging from film, to video games, to rock music, and ringtones.

    As indicated by the accepted title of the piece, the Toccata and Fugue is scored in D minor. It is not in dorian mode as the key signature supposes, as it was common practice in the Baroque period to write in leading tone accidentals rather than in the key signature. It begins with a single-voice flourish in the upper ranges of the keyboard, doubled at the octave. It then spirals toward the bottom, where a diminished seventh chord appears, built one note at a time. This resolves into a D major chord, taken from the parallel major mode.

    The subject of the four-voice fugue is made up entirely of sixteenth notes, with an implied pedal point set against a brief melodic subject that first falls, then rises. The second entry starts in the sub-dominant key rather than the dominant key. Although unusual for a Bach fugue, this is a real answer and is appropriate following a subject that progresses from V to I and then to V below I by a leap. A straightforward dominant answer would sound atonal and odd in a Baroque piece.

    After the final entry of the fugal melody, the composition resolves to the key's corresponding major, B-flat, that is held. From there, a coda is played as a cadenza much like the Toccata itself, resolving to a series of chords followed by arpeggios that progress to other paired chords, each a little lower than the one preceding, leading to the signature finale that is as recognizable as the Toccata's introduction.


  • Toccata & Fugue in d minor on the Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ - Diane Bish


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    BWV 565 Organist Diane Bish plays the Massey Memorial Organ at the Chautauqua Institution, the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world, with 5,640 pipes. The organ was built in Chautauqua's 5,000-seat wooden Amphitheater and was dedicated in 1907. The instrument was a donation from the Massey family of Toronto.

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  • Sebastian Bach- Toccata and Fugue in D minor


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  • SERGEI TELESHEV J. S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor on Accordion


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  • Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor - Sir Andrew Davis conducts


    Leopold Stokowski's orchestral transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue for organ is probably the most famous of all Bach arrangements. It was splendidly played at the First Night of the 2000 Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall by the BBCSO. For this performance, Sir Andrew Davis followed in Stokowski's footsteps by conducting without a baton. As will be seen, he clearly enjoyed the experience!



    Recorded on the great organ of Kőbánya Presbyterian Church, Budapest, Hungary.
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  • ???? Bach - Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565 | Laurenskerk, Rotterdam


    Richard McVeigh plays Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 on the 1973 Marcussen & Son organ at Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    As usual this is played on my Hauptwerk setup at home! ;)

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  • Bach , arr. Mills Toccata & Fugue in D Minor Score


    This iconic brass quintet arrangement by Fred Mills is a favorite of Canadian Brass followers. This recording is from Canadian Brass: Amazing Brass.

    Performed by: Canadian Brass
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  • 2015 Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Dan Mumm - J.S.Bach - Metal Version


    Dan Mumm performing his arrangement of Toccata and Fugue in Dm from his 2012 album A Glimpse Beyond - also a remake of the original video released in 2012.

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    Background photo: Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0




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