We are completely mesmerised by Bach’s Toccata and Fugue on wine glasses

9 February 2018, 16:22

Bach’s nine-minute-long composition is one of the best-known pieces for organ – but it also sounds super-eerie on glass harp.

This musician – Robert Tiso on YouTube – has worked out how to play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor on wine glasses.

It’s a beautiful, eerie performance, and it’s pretty much note-perfect. 

Wine glasses can be called a ‘glass harp’ when they are played as an instrument, and it is played by simply rubbing moistened or chalked fingers over the rims of wine glasses.

So, the next time you get frowned at for playing on wine glasses at a restaurant, just say you’re playing the glass harp. And failing that, show them this video. 

They’ll understand.

Now, here’s the Toccata and Fugue on organ:

If you liked this, Robert has plenty more glass harp videos here.