Sunday, March 21, 2010

Going for Baroque

Today we celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. We in the Sanctuary have been big fans since his days fronting the Lovin' Spoonful at Woodstock. Wait, that was JOHN Sebastian. No Bach (1685-1750).

OK, but the Baroque composer's work is certainly not new to rock 'n' roll, which has threads of every music known to man running through it. We can't be certain, but we think Bach would have been satisfied with this electrifying movement from the Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Prepare to be amazed.


  1. Amazing, but it's stuff like this that makes me think it's futile to ever pick up my guitar again.

  2. MTP, the value of music is not measured by degree of difficulty.

    This is virtuoso stuff but I would rather listen to a one-chord song by Howlin' Wolf.

  3. "All music comes from Bach."
    Col. Bruce Hampton (and others, I'm told, now including SSS)