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.
I have no doubt that Johann Sebastian would have made an excellent software developer! The programming mindset required for this highly technical composition reflects as much. To reiterate – the single line of music plays with itself! The first voice plays front to back and the second voice plays back to front – or vice versa.
St. Matthew Passion
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion – Interactive Score (Flash)
Mass in B Minor
Interactive Score (Flash)
The Goldberg Variations
Interactive scores (Flash)
Fugues of The Well Tempered Clavier
Interactive scores calibrated to recordings by David Korevaar and analysis by Tim Smith. An excellent resource and a real eye opener for the inexperienced Bach listener.
The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach
by Timothy A. Smith. Provides information on the anatomy of a canon and fugue as well as providing interactive examples of Bach’s music showing such techniques in action.