Taimane`s Toccata

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Entertainment

Bach"s Toccata but with a few twists, turns, and shreds.
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Female 2,415
I distinctly heard some Andrew Lloyd Weber (sp?) in there; his music is no where good enough to be a part of this mash-up of music.
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Male 173
at first I was rolling my eyes thinking "oh great more yuppie bs" but then I was entertained. But because of my arbitrary hate for yuppies... uh.. I don`t like that guy with the purple mask in the corner. That`s the only thing I can really ridicule. DAMN
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Male 2,005
one of the most beautiful things i have ever heard
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Female 109
And there was a snippet of the organ theme from Phantom of the Opera at 0:40.
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Male 2,737
show off.
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Male 1,054
It starts with melody from the piece from Carmen, by Bizet, then borrows the melody from Toccata and Fugue, by Bach, from there it just goes

a toccatta is a form of music, and this expresses that form very well. On a Ukulele, of all things.

Sure beats Don Ho.

The big question is - does she have an album?
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Male 342
not only was she highly talented, but I just love the way she carried herself - kinda like she was more interested in watching the crowd watch her or something.
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Male 1,646
and btw this isn`t anything like Bach`s Toccata. its L`amour est un oiseau rebelle by Carmen...
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Male 1,646
was someone tokin a pipe in the audience?!
this performer is legendary
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Male 114
thats six minutes of my life ill never get back
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Male 43
@tn11
So basically just a bunch of high hippies hoopin` and hollering?
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Male 1,587
musuko- Its a live audience in a coffeshop. That`s what makes such small intimate performances so amazing.

This was awesome.
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Female 2,695
that is absolutely amazing, it`s so unfortunate that american society (assuming this was in america) doesn`t typically accept this type of thing into pop culture... on a side note- is it common for people who play stringed instruments to get carpal tunnel? because after watching her, it seems to me like it would happen really often
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Male 868
Lady Gaga could take lessons!
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Male 2,850
Ugh...why can`t the audience shut the drat up?

Did they think they were improving anybody`s experience with those cat-calls and whistles?
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Female 2,525
I enjoyed that.
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Male 3,314
Say what you will about the strangeness of the audience (purple mask guy), but that is one women who has serious talent and paid attention in music appreciation class.

I`d fill my iPod up with that kind of music in a heart beat. And I mean that literally.
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Male 1,377
ALL HAIL Godamndevil!!!!!
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Male 43
How high were these retards?
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Female 426
@ Godamndevil - Thank God! Wanna have some babies?
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Male 165
Everyone bitchen back and forth on what piece of music she is playing....Toccata not Toccata, its this tune not that one....what a bunch of ANAL RETENTIVE DOUCHE BAGS...it an awesome conglomeration of kick assness that only can be preformed by a talented person with a free spirit, not some schmuck bound to meter and key
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Female 162
lol at crazy dude at 2:42 with the purple mask
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Male 2,005
one of the most beautiful things i have ever heard
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Male 319
I want to have her babies...
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Male 8
This is not Toccata. This is Fugue. When performed together, they are called Praeludium. Lets be technically correct. (says the organ student)
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Male 2,586
joosen52

I agree! - I think he needs longer hair to pull that move off! :-)
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Male 206
favorite part @ 2:41 the guy on the right sitting on the floor
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Male 25,416
THat was interesting
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Male 168
I thought it was a great performance.

@mcmals good observation, i think i heard sor in a minor in their too, probably a few other things i didnt pick up on.
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Female 1,623
Wow! I want that woman.
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Male 749
Dam hipsters, with their tiny hats, tiny guitars (OK, big ukulele), their artsy lighting from below and their enthusiastic crowds that are WAY too into the performance, though probably not really into the music.

GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
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Male 69
i`d do her
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Male 2,402
It was enjoyable. Nice bit of set of compositions mixed together. Seen better though just around the local luaus.
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Female 146
first she does the habanera from carmen, then phantom of the opera, THEN bach`s toccata and fugue (a tiny bit)....she does a variation on this at the end, but very little of this is actually Bach
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Male 2,034
Well, it`s official. I hate anything involving a ukulele.
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Male 15,510
She is way too thin
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Male 670
The description from the source: From her :Circus Freak: Production, Taimane ends her show with Bach`s Toccata.

The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Male 12,365
[quote">That didn`t sound at all like Toccata...[/quote">

She`s taken some bits from it. Here`s a recording
of Toccata and fugue in D minor

Listen at ~1:12 for a clear example of a bit that she used for this.

I`m guessing that she took bits from a few pieces and added some of her own. I`m almost sure there some Spanish classical guitar stuff in there, but I know very little about that and I certainly wouldn`t be able to recognise any particular piece.
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Female 148
toccata-
a rapid keyboard composition for organ, harpsichord, etc, dating from the baroque period, usually in a rhythmically free style
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Male 24
Meme spotted at 2:40 on the right. Good job white people.
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Male 2,436
*****
(5 stars)
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Male 230
That was amazing.
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Male 683
Even her hat was a win. With that said. Win.
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Male 483
By the way, pretty sure it`s Carmen`s "Habenera". Still amazing.
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Male 373
This chick is badass.
sort of classical awesome diminished latin, or something, greatness...
like James Bond meets Gerudo Valley :)
and i had no ie they made electric ukeleles.
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Male 47
Most amazing i enjoyed listening to this.
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Male 3,619
loved it
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Male 286
look at that ill fitting hat O.o
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Male 29
riight Thorgrimmer? I made an account just so I could point out some counter douchery. That dreaded guy laughs at him around that time, then oh so cooley sips his drink.
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Male 1,461
IrishJesus, I love your screen name.
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Male 1,557
Can`t say I really liked it :/
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Male 483
That was downright beautiful. I`ve always loved this piece, but now I can`t get hard without it.
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Male 133
That didn`t sound at all like Toccata...
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Male 180
Pretty awesome, the crazy guy headbanging to this at 2:40 was even more awesome.
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Male 1,461
I saw this a few weeks ago on another site. Pretty awesome though.
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Female 8,044
Link: Taimane`s Toccata [Rate Link] - Bach`s Toccata but with a few twists, turns, and shreds.
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