Toccata and Fugue In D Minor

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

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 disagree. 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.


Games


Released

Game

Arranger

Length

Format

Listen

1982/??/?? Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC) UNK
1985/??/?? Friday the 13th (C64) SID
1987/??/?? King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) Al Lowe 0:23 SND (Sierra) (3 Voice)
1987/??/?? King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS) Al Lowe 0:23 SND (Sierra) (PC Speaker)
1988/11/18 ジャイラス (FDS) NSF
1988/??/?? Rough Ranger (ARC) UNK
1989/02/?? Gyruss (NES) NSF
1989/12/?? Battle of Olympus (NES) NSF
1993/04/09 Monster Bash (DOS) Rob Wallace 2:19 IMF
1994/11/?? Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES) SPC


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

King's Quest 2 - DOS - Dracula's Castle.png

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.

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


Monster Bash (DOS)

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.


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