This animation of Glenn Gould's So You Want to Write a Fugue? is the second full video I've made with PyMusAnim. The latest feature added to PyMusAnim that's showcased here is the ability to draw words on top of the bar-graph animation, which lets listeners follow along with the lyrics of the piece as well as the melody.

So You Want to Write a Fugue? was written by Glenn Gould for a CBC TV show called The Anatomy of Fugue, and is performed here by Elizabeth Benson-Guy, Anita Darian, Charles Bressler, Donald Gramm, and the Juilliard String Quartet.

PyMusAnim ( is a simple Python library for producing scrolling bar-graph animations of MIDI files. The program, and this video, was inspired by work Stephen Malinowski has done with his Music Animation Machine.

Let me know if you have suggestions for new pieces to animate or features to add to PyMusAnim. Watch in HD for best results!

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