With Halloween around the corner, I decided to choose something that was “spooky” sounding for this round of Symphonic Selections. A few weeks ago, I went on a Boston Pops listening spree on Youtube. Boston Pops is one of my favourite professional orchestras. I listened to their holiday pieces and their film pieces. Eventually, I stumbled upon their version of “Little Fugue in G Minor“, and I was completely enamoured by it.
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, this piece was originally for the organ, but I much prefer the orchestral version because I enjoy all the different instrumental voices blending in with each other to create a dramatic sounding fugue. This is one of those classical pieces I heard all the time growing up, but it wasn’t until college I finally learned its name. I also know that X Japan sampled this song’s theme into their song “Rose of Pain”, which I always thought was a perfect way to combine something classical with a rock song.
Anyway, I hope you like this piece! Let me know what you think and if it’s a piece you’ve heard floating around before!