Watch: Bach Adagio adapted as ‘prayer’ for frontliners by MPO double bassist

The principal double bass player of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Gjorgji Cincievski has recorded ‘Prayer’ – transcribed from J.S.Bach’s Adagio from his Toccata and Fugue in C Major BWV 564 – as a dedication to patients and victims of COVID-19 as well as a sign of gratitude to all healthcare workers.

The recording is complemented by a video production which features Cincievski playing the double bass surrounded by the stunning scenery at Dingli Cliffs and the quaint chapel of Mary Magdalene. The organ accompaniment is by Michelle Scicluna.

The video production is directed by Alec Massa and supported by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Pirastro and Digital Magic Malta.

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