Bach’s music transcends any time period, individual performance, or instrumentation. I’m playing Bach on the classical guitar, which isn’t that uncommon these days but the guitar didn’t even exist in the baroque era (at least not in its current form). Here are nine performances of Bach pieces on instruments more unusual than the guitar. Enjoy! Don’t forget to share this with your friends.

BEHOLD! THE NOSE FLUTE!!!!!!

 

Moog Music Inc is based here in Asheville NC. They’ve been making synthesizers and other instruments for over 60 years. Check out Bach on Moog:

 

This video has been circulating the web recently. Bach on BOOMWHACKERS!

 

These dancers have playing the Toccata in Dm with their feet…

 

The Hurdy Gurdy is an ancient instrument which is probably almost a 1000 yrs old. It’s too bad that most of us associate it with buskers and monkeys. Here’s a virtuosic performance of Bach’s Prelude from BWV 1006 on the Hurdy Gurdy.

 

It’s not unusual to hear Bach performed on the violin. It is unusual to hear Bach performed on a violin constructed from recycled burlap and canvas… Here it is:

Let’s all let go of the gimmick of music being performed on wine glasses. This is actually a very nice performance…

 

And now for the haunting and slightly silly sound of the Hand Saw

 

I can’t help it… We’re going to end with Bach on the electric guitar. Here Chris Frank does a tasteful performance of a Bach violin concerto. Before you write this off notice all the different dynamics he achieves throughout the movement. Great job Chris!!

 

 

 

 

BACH ON THE NOSE FLUTE!!
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2 thoughts on “BACH ON THE NOSE FLUTE!!

  • April 22, 2015 at 11:56 pm
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    I loved the electric guitar

  • April 24, 2015 at 12:56 am
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    My favorite composer in these varied forms–amazing. Enjoyed the informative commentaries as well…

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