Toccata and Fugue In D Minor

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Toccata and Fugue In D Minor
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Released 1703-1707
Title Origin Official

One of the most popular organ pieces ever composed is Toccata and Fugue In D Minor (BWV 565), traditionally ascribed to Johann Sebastian Bach, though some scholars think it is misattributed. This particular tune is often seen when a game calls for a more spooky mood due to the song's appearance in horror-related pop-culture.

Some of the other videogame tracks, such us Bach Bach, are based on this classic tune.

Games

Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)

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Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)
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Arranger Yukio Kaneoka
Released 1982-??-??
Format UNK
Loops No

The tune plays at the start of the game. Note: This tune is not in the NES port of the game.

Gyruss (A8)

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Gyruss (A8)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SAP
Loops No

Tracks 1 and 2 in the SAP file.

Gyruss (C64)

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Gyruss (C64)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SID
Loops No

Tracks 1 and 2 in the SID file.

Dracula (C64)

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Dracula (C64)
Arranger Jay Derrett
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Friday the 13th (C64)

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Friday the 13th (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 3 in the SID file.

The Halley Mission (C64)

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The Halley Mission (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Antics (C64)

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Antics (C64)
Arranger Andrew Peckham
Released 1987-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Apartment of Mystery (C64)

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Apartment of Mystery (C64)
Arranger Scott Calamer
Released 1987-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
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Output - PC Speaker.svg
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Arranger Al Lowe
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:23
Format SID
Loops No

You'll hear Toccata and Fugue In D Minor upon entering Dracula's castle on the island in the center of the poisoned lake. Despite Dracula being a classic villain, he's disappointingly easy to vanquish in this game. The song is Sound.003 in the game files.

Both versions of the tune have been recorded, the 3 voice version and the PC speaker version.

Gyruss (FDS)

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Gyruss (FDS)
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Arranger Scott Calamer
Released 1988-11-18
Format NSF
Loops No

There are two versions of the song, one that plays during the game's introduction, the other at the map screen. Tracks 1 and 2 in the NSF file.

Rough Ranger (ARC)

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Rough Ranger (ARC)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK
Loops ?


Gyruss (NES)

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Gyruss (NES)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-02-??
Format UNK
Loops ?

There are two versions of the song, one that plays during the game's introduction, the other at the map screen. Tracks 1 and 2 in the NSF file.

Battle of Olympus (NES)

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Battle of Olympus (NES)
Arranger Kazuo Sawa
Released 1989-12-??
Format NSF
Loops ?

Track 15 in the NSF file.

Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)

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Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)
Arranger Judye Pistole
Released 1989-??-??
Format NSF
Loops ?


Castle of Deceit (NES)

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Castle of Deceit (NES)
Arranger Judye Pistole
Released 1990-??-??
Format NSF
Loops ?


Monster Bash (DOS)

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Monster Bash (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Arranger Rob Wallace
Released 1993-04-09
Length 2:19
Format IMF
Loops ?

Pieces of Toccata and Fugue In D Minor can be heard at the beginning of the song Bach Bash, but rest of the song sounds original. Bach in the title of the song apparently refers to the original composer, Johann Sebastian Bach

Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES)

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Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1994-11-??
Format SPC
Loops ?


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All (NDS)

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All (NDS)
Arranger Naoto Tanaka
Released 2006-10-26
Format SPC
Loops ?


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