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  Tocatta and Fugue in D minor (trans. 1942) JoHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (trans. Erik Leidz┼Żn) The first three notes of this piece are probably the most famous notes of all organ literature. Its titanic diminished chords, thunderous pedal lines, and theatrical dynamic contrasts have brought this work further notoriety in films ranging from Fantasia to Rollerball. And yet, the sublime and finely-crafted counterpoint of both the Toccata and the Fugue stand apart from the phantasmagorical imagery which has become associated with this work; organist Virgil Fox described the opening mordent as “Bach calling to his Savior on the cross.”
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