The Harry Potter theme, but it's an incredible fugue

27 March 2017, 16:03

Harry Potter Fugue

By Amy MacKenzie

We're going to call this one, "Harry Potter and the Awesome Exposition."

This is pure genius.

Harry Potter Fugue

YouTuber Alexander Wollheim, we salute you. Go on planes more often, please.

In fact, we thought this was so awesome that we wanted to record it on a massive organ in an appropriately Potter-esque location.

We took the score to the amazing Ben Horden, Sub-Organist & Assistant Director of Music of The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great. It's London’s oldest surviving church, founded in 1123. Such an atmospheric place, and here's the magic Ben produced:

Ben Horden plays the Harry Potter Fugue

Ben Horden plays the Harry Potter Fugue

05:31

(Here's the fugue in scrolling score - keep an ear out for those iconic John Williams Harry Potter motifs...)

Harry Potter...but it's a Fugue

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Fancy more Harry Potter on organs? Please see here:

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