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For those who haven't already seen it, the current "Organists' Review" carries an article by Stuart Neame stating that there is statistical proof that Bach was, after all, the composer of the famous Toccata in D minor, BWV 565. Neame's very convincing hypothesis is that Bach wrote it as a teenager, deliberately making it appear to be an improvisation which he committed to memory and used when demonstrating the Arnstadt organ he had been commissioned to inspect, in order to impress the authorities there with his abilities in the hope that he might be appointed organist (which he was).

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His response might have been any one of the following:


Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5


Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12


Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19


Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35p


Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38


Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei, BWV 46


Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen, BWV 48


Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58


Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende, BWV 90


Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103


Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal, BWV 146


Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? BWV 155


Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161


Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding, BWV 176


Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181

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