(Feb 18, 2019)
A virtuoso organ work…
This is from the Baroque period, J.S. Bach. Here you see a player, Marco Den Toom, jumping back and forth over three keyboards, and his feet are playing about as fast most people can move their fingers. You may not think of playing the organ as athletic, but the coordination it takes to do this is beyond belief.
The nickname, “Dorian”, is not from Bach. It is from the key signature used, which has no sharps or flats. The notes D E F G A B C D would be the Dorian mode. Bach’s music is clearly in D minor. He just chose not to put Bb in the key signature.