The Toccata in D minor by J.S. Bach is the archetypal classical Gothic Halloween organ track; but it isn’t likely to win you any prizes for originality. Here are a choice of 3 alternatives which will give you the the same phantom/mad professor/vampire vibe with the additional benefit of giving your project kudos for the cliché bypass…
1. Bach: Fantasia in G Minor: 2:49
Forget the Toccata in D minor, the discerning mad professors phantoms and other archetypal Gothic characters would choose this Bach organ piece. Carefully edited to keep the intensity high and performed with an appropriately maniacal lack of restraint. Perfect for creating a dramatic spooky atmosphere.
Looking for archetypal Gothic organ? You’ve found it – and it isn’t even by Bach!. Strong rhythmic piece with a memorable theme, which builds from a creepy start to an awesome finish. Perfect for mad professors, phantoms and probably anything to do with Halloween.
3. Bach: Fantasia in C Minor BWV 537: 5:57
If the Toccata in D minor is too ‘in your face’ for your project and you need something that can sit more in the background or under a voice-over, this is the Bach organ piece for you. This is a phantom, mad professor or vampire hatching an evil plan. Perfect for creating a dramatic spooky atmosphere.
If this pack isn’t quite what you’re looking for, please check out some of our work, categorised below. If all else fails, we’d love the chance to write something to fit your brief…