偶然发现的一段很好玩的视频,是 The King’s Singers 在 2000 年巴赫音乐节表演的 Deconstructing Johann。他们从巴赫的一些有名的作品中选出片段拼凑了一下,填上词,虚构出巴赫在写d小调托卡塔与赋格时与妻子很恶搞的对话。

注意看歌词哈:

Deconstructing Johann

J. S. Bach had a little problem.
J. S. Bach was in a fix.
J. S. Bach couldn’t find an answer.
What to do?
“I’ve written most of a rather fabulous work!
Toccata, it’s in D minor, but now I’m feeling a bit of a jerk!
I can’t think of what should come after it…”
“Now,” said his wife, who was resting up after her 33rd child,
“Johann, my dear, you should just go to bed.
Something always comes up.”
“Don’t be a tweet!
It’s a real crisis and I’m working to a deadline!
What can I fit?
What to fit after the great toccata?
Maybe it needs to be something faster?
I haven’t got a clue
and in a week the piece is due.
I’m in a panic!
I’m stuck like glue!”
“Don’t get your knickers in a twist, Johann.
‘Those are only notes’, you’ve always said.
There’s only twelve so use your head.
How many arrangements of twelve notes can there possibly be?”
“That’s a problem ...