How many different musical instruments were played at BATC 2024?

A record-breaking year for Bach Around The Clock!

38 different instruments were played during the Saturday marathon, the Friday musicale, the PDQ Bach Tribute, and/or the Virtual Festival!

The surprisingly extensive selection of instruments demonstrated by our BATC 2024 performers includes:

  • 6 Keyboards: calliope, clavichord, harpsichord, organ, piano, virtual organ
  • 11 Winds: baroque flute, modern flute, recorders (SATB &CB), saxophone (SATB)
  • 8 Strings: violin, viola, cello, baroque violin, baroque cello, viola da gamba, classical guitar, electric bass guitar
  • 3 Percussion: concert handbells, synthesized vibraphone, marimba
  • 10 “Banned” and “Devious” Instruments: Schlagenfrappe, Melodica, Slidewhistle, Pastaphone, Balloons, Slide Windbreaker, Lasso D’Amore, Foghorn, Bell, Kazoo

Total: 38

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