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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