Music Thursday: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Because Monday is already taken. This column will feature music I listen to when I write, or maybe sometimes music I just like (and therefore think everyone else should, too).

Thank Johann Sebastian Bach for the invention of creepy organ music. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is one of my favorite Halloween pieces. As I’ve made abundantly clear, I am not a classical music purist, which is who I love this version featuring violinist Vanessa-Mae:

A fugue is actually a complicated and mathematically precise form, which Bach excelled at, but its those first few notes that have sent chills up spines for all these years.

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