Visualization of Bach

Here is a superb way to appreciate the architecture of the intricate organ music Bach created late in his life. The Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor is one of his greatest works. With the visualization on this video, you can follow the various melody lines. Nobody can take it all in at once, even somebody who plays the piece. But you can follow one line at a time and wonder how Bach wove them all together. Notice the recurrance of various shapes and how the shapes play off against each other. Underneath it all is the pedal (in purple), repeating the stately melody.