Monday, October 18, 2010

Classical Music for Halloween

Many of the spooky tunes you know from years of Halloween fun are actually works by some of the world's most famous composers!  Check these out on CD from the Music Collection or stream them from Naxos Music Library:

Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565

Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre

Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem (Dies Irae)

Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

Modest Mussorgsky, Night on Bare (Bald) Mountain

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (March to the Scaffold movement)

Gustav Holst, The Planets ("Mars" especially)

Charles Gounod, Funeral March of a Marionette

Orff, Carmina Burana

Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite (In the Hall of the Mountain King)

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