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J.S. Bach - Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip

  • 0:00 - 0:02
    (Score book cover: Bach Musikalisches Opfer - Musical Offering - Offrande Musicale)
  • 0:02 - 0:08
    [1st half of the canon - harpsichord] (book opens: Johann Sebastian Bach - Canon Cancrizans - The Crab Canon)
  • 0:08 - 0:12
    (Straight score of the theme of the Crab Canon)
  • 0:12 - 0:17
    (Music stops - zoom on straight score)
  • 0:18 - 0:22
    [harpsichord, 1 voice: Theme, straight] (visualized by a silver ball above the score)
  • 0:45 - 0:50
    [Theme played backwards] (a golden ball under the score moves accordingly right to left)
  • 1:15 - 1:20
    [Haprsichord, 2 voices in canon] (the 2 balls move accordingly on the Moebius score)
  • 1:44 - 1:50
    [Harpsichord, 1 voice: First part of the theme, twice] (Theme score splits in 2 and the 2 parts move to form a Moebius strip)
  • 2:04 - 2:10
    [Harpsichord, 2 voices] (On the Moebius strip, 2 pins - 1 golden 1 silver - follow the 2 voices)
  • 2:17 - 2:22
    [Harpsichord, 2 voices] (pins invert direction)
  • 2:34 - 2:40
    [Canon plays on, other instruments enter] (Moebius strip changes back to straight score)
  • 2:52 - 2:59
    (Zoom off)
  • 2:59 - 3:02
    (A film by Jos Leys www.josleys.com - Images created in Povray)
  • 3:02 - 3:04
    (Music performed by Xantox www.strangepaths.com )
  • 3:04 - 3:06
    (Score book closes)
Title:
J.S. Bach - Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip
Description:

The enigmatic Canon 1 à 2 from J. S. Bachs Musical Offering (1747), The manuscript depicts a single musical sequence that is to be played front to back and back to front.
Video by Jos Leys (http://www.josleys.com) and Xantox ( http://strangepaths.com/en/ )
(Original YouTube description)
wiki page: http://musiccaptioning.wikispaces.com/Crab+canon+on+a+Moebius+strip

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
03:07

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