Progressive Epics. Classical Suites. Extended Jazz Improvisations. Some songs are just long, y’know—a matinee feature all to themselves. In this ongoing series, MusicTAP presents the best of long-form musical accompaniment for your weekend moods.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), German musician and composer playing the organ, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Matinee Feature for the Weekend of October 13-14, 2018: “Concerto in C Major (BWV 594)” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bach was an incredible composer of original works, but it so happens he could arrange a good cover tune as well. “Concerto in C Major” is a violin composition by Bach’s famous contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, transcribed into a different key and all Bach-ified on organ. The resulting cover (performed here by Dutch virtuoso Ton Koopman) is perfect for both Saturday night drinking and Sunday morning praying. Grab a favourite beverage or hymnal and pull out all the stops on your weekend.

By Craig E. Bacon

Husband, Father, Philosopher, Music/Beer/Comics Enthusiast—Craig has written for The Prog Report and ProgRadar, and now serves as de facto progressive music editor for MusicTAP. Please direct interview requests & review submissions to [email protected]