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 🙂