Dieterich Buxtehude - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme





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Published on Sep 16, 2012

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, by Dieterich Buxtehude, with animated score.


Q: Who is Dieterich Buxtehude?
A: A German-Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. You can read more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieteric...

Q: What do the colors mean?
A: Each pitch class has its own color, chosen by mapping the musician's "circle of fifths" to the artist's "color wheel". I choose C to be blue. This is YouTube user Smalin's invention. You can read more about it here: http://www.musanim.com/mam/pfifth.htm

Q: How did you make this animation?
A: With a program I wrote in Python. I also used FFMPEG, SoX, TiMidity, FluidSynth, Python Image Library, and midicsv. All excellent, free, open-source software.

Q: Could you make a video of this other song?
A: Sure! Well, maybe. For copyright reasons, it has to be public domain music. Just comment below, or send me a message and I'll see what I can do.

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