Spooky Music

Why not listen to some really spooky music this Halloween. Let music fill the house when you carve the pumpkins and prepare tasty treats. . . Making a scary drawing and telling a dramatic story is easy when you listen to some eerie music.

Composers use all sort of tricks to makes us feel scared and to visualise spooky castles and vampires. The composer Edward Grieg was an expert on Trolls. Trolls may be ugly and slow-witted but they may also behave exactly like human beings. When you think of trolls, you think of dark forests with huge scary trees.

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Different instruments are used to make us feel afraid  and Camille Saint-Saens let a violinist play the devil in Danse Macabre. Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ music paints pictures of spooky dark old castles and a phantom’s mysterious and gloomy lair.

  1. Night on the Bare Mountain – Mussorgsky
  2. Carnival of the Animals: The Fossils – Saint-Saens
  3. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Richard Strauss
  4. Hebrides: Fingal’s Cave – Mendelssohn
  5. Walkyre: The Valkyries – Wagner
  6. Le Sacre du Printemps – Stravinsky
  7. The Firebird – Stravinsky
  8. Danse Macabre – Saint-Saens
  9. Der Vampyr (Overture) – Marschner
  10. Psycho Suite – Herrmann
  11. Symphonie fantastique: Dreams of a Witches’ Sabbath – Berlioz
  12. Toccata and Fugue in D minor – Bach
  13. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Grieg

Go here to find more links and tips about scary music and sound effects.

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