Mesmerizing music visualization

I’m reading paper drafts from students in my film studies course, and one of them is writing about the baptism/assassination montage in The Godfather. I was pretty sure the music playing through that scene is Bach, but I looked it up just to make sure.

Check out this cool video I found of that music, Bach’s “Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor,” (BWV 582), posted several years ago on YouTube. I love being able to watch the music move through the bars like unscrolling player piano rolls.

And, of course, one can never hear this piece of music again without thinking of that masterpiece of a scene from The Godfather. So here it is, to save you the trouble of searching for it yourself 🙂

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to Mesmerizing music visualization

  1. MELewis says:

    How mesmerizing to be able visualize the music notes. And that scene! A work of art.

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  2. I always thought that scene was so poignant, with the contrasts between the prayers and the killings. The background music was just the perfect emphasis. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂

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