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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hallowe'en music request

In the spirit of the season, I'm going to be subjecting the kids to music that goes along with it during school time. I've got Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique around here somewhere, and I know Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King. Oh, and Bach's Toccata and Fugue, too.

What else is out there along those lines that will go along?

And yes, we will be playing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in a few months. Why do you ask?



At 7:03 AM, Blogger Zach said...

"A Night on Bald Mountain", of course. :)


At 7:40 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Orff's O Fortuna, too! From Carmina Burana!
How could I have forgotten that?

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Matthew Siekierski said...

Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens?

There's an album called "Infernal Violins" that might lend some other ideas, with things like Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach, The Devil's Trill by Tartini, etc. Not sure how well they all fit the sound you might be looking for.

At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Klaus der Gro├če said...

While Beethoven wrote organ music, he wrote very little, and none of it is really popular. I believe you're thinking of a piece by Bach, the (much-overplayed) D minor Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565.

With All Souls' coming up, throw in the Mozart, Berlioz, and Verdi Requiems. The Mozart Dies irae achieves terror with economy of means; Berlioz builds up to an apocalyptic vision with his four brass choirs, and Verdi whoops it up with the bass drum.

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Heather said...

kdg--You're right, I meant Bach. Have corrected. Thank you!

At 6:55 PM, Blogger The Story Of Us........ said...

The Monster Mash :-)


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