Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (10:00)

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The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach sometime between 1703 and 1707. The attribution of the piece to Bach has been challenged since the early 1980s by a number of scholars, and remains a controversial topic.

It is one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire, and has been used in a variety of popular media ranging from film, to video games, to rock music, and ringtones, including:

In 1940 it was used in the film, ‘Fantasia’ and was played in Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In 1954 It was used in the film, ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ and was played by Captain Nemo (James Mason) on the organ.

In 1965 It was played by Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon) on a ‘player’ organ (with his thumbs bandaged) in the movie, ‘The Great Race’.

In 1975 It was the theme in the original film ‘Roller Ball’ with James Caan.

In 2007 it was used in the Ski film “Seven Sunny Days” by Matchstick Productions in the Segment “Whistler Jump”.

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  • StuartHaden1

    NEARLY TEN MINUTES OF ENJOYMENT

    3 Jun 8:26pm Reply
  • StuartHaden1

    Uplifting. Certainly. It does not give me an appetite for brownies or to make them. I don't find it creepy. Fortunately there are no Taco Bells in this country yet.

    3 Jun 8:25pm Reply
  • DenkerOne

    I ate cake to this

    21 Apr 9:42am Reply
  • silversurfer250

    I made a batch of brownies with Dark Chocolate and Walnuts. I didn't find it creepy...

    1 Apr 11:06am Reply
  • DARKUS_13

    прекрасно

    28 Mar 9:28pm Reply
  • asilentfire

    this makes me want to eat brownies.. or maybe i just want to eat brownies.. hard to say.

    4 Mar 8:45am Reply
  • mcrawford42

    Creepy as pulling to a Taco Bell drive through 30min before they close and no one is there...

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nicolyves

    Monumental ! Fantastique ! L'instrument est sublime. Pourrais-je savoir où se trouve un si bel orgue?

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Elyssyan

    To Hear this Played in The Right acoustic setting, Is just so Uplifting, incredible.♥

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • one-lost-alice

    Nice to have an epic organ piece playing to a slow download.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • one-lost-alice

    This is an awesome piece regardless

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • one-lost-alice

    ....I remember hearing this in an anime.....

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Malkamillian

    Used to be able to play this on the piano. Not any more.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    sounds like a baroque jesus lizard

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • KendoPt4

    the soundtrack to cheap carnival haunted house rides around the world

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SuzyDee

    That organ........................ just blows me away..............

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    The scary part of a silent movie.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kellybloom

    DRACULA!

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    I can't hear anything scary, but Spotify is playing a two minute version so maybe it's because of that if this is really ten minutes long. Good anyway.

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • scream58cork

    The greatest organ work ever [2]

    31 May 2013 Reply
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