Bach’s Most Famous Organ Piece Played on Wine Glasses




Robert Tiso takes stemmed wine glasses and turns them into a magical musical instrument–or what he calls the “glass harp.” As his website explains, “each glass is tuned by adding a precise amount of water (watch a tutorial here), while the sound is produced by rubbing the fingertips around the rims, simulating the friction of a violin bow.” Above you can watch him play Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” (BWV 565), the free sheet music for which you can find here. And if you head over to Tiso’s YouTube channel, you can watch him tackle Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Pachelbel, and much more. Enjoy.

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