Watch this cellist play a haunting multi-screen arrangement of a Fauré fugue

28 March 2017, 12:34

Gabriel Faure; Fugue Opus 58 No. 3

By Amy MacKenzie

Fauré, arranged beautifully for cello. And did we mention he plays all four parts himself?

YouTuber Mark Serkin has created a beautifully eerie arrangement of Fauré's Fugue in A minor. 

Written by the French composer at the very beginning of his career when he worked as a church organist, the fugue is in four parts and originally composed for piano.

Even though the piece was composed in the late 1800s, it's now been given a 21st century twist with the help of an app, allowing Mark to play and record all four parts by himself - who need's the rest of a quartet anyway?

Check out the video below, and if you enjoy this clip, take a look at this 8-part cover of Ed Sheeran's Shape of You or these four flautists playing Bizet using a similar app.