'Repent Walpurgis' is a track from Procol Harum's self-titled first album released in June 1967. It was written by Matthew Fisher, who credits Gary Brooker for the idea to add some Bach in the middle (Prelude No 1 in C major from JS Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, Book I).
The title comes out of an attempt to reflect the mood of the piece: Brooker "thought it was all very angst-ridden and hence suggested 'Repent'" while others in the band… read more
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