Credited to Johann Sebastian Bach, this song is generally paired with Bach’s other composition, "Toccata." Together, they’re known as "BMV 565," or Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (Bach Works Catalogue) 565. Although credit is given to Bach for the composition, his authorship has been disputed by musical scholars, noting that the oldest copy of the sheet music used a lot of Italian markings, which was odd for the German Bach born in 1685. This particular version of the song, heard below, was rearranged and released by Egg on their debut album, self-titled Egg, on March 13, 1970. I can’t help but be reminded of the opening title music to the video game Gauntlet II for the NES.
Egg - Fugue in D Minor (1970)
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