Countdown to Halloween – 25 Days? I missed a couple…

I missed a couple of days, because I’ve been a bit under the weather, gorgeous as the weather may have been.

So I’m a bit late in my post of Haunting Music.

Here are some I’ve enjoyed over the years:

Our high school chorus sang Cecil Effinger’s No Mark back in the day. I’ll never forget the day the power went out toward the end of the song.

Nächtens and Sehnsucht were two songs I first heard while singing in University Chorale back in my college days. Haunting in different ways, but both beautiful. I’ve been a Brahms junkie for many years.

Rachmaninoff, Prelude in c# minor – I have always loved this one. In fact, the reason I liked my first “boyfriend” (summer music camp, we really were more platonic than anything) was because he could play this.

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Because sometimes the term “Haunting” can mean something other than “Scary.”

Back to the creepy with Disney’s Silly Symphonies Skeleton Dance.

Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre

Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain – I have to admit the animation from Fantasia makes this.

Points if you can name which movie Ligeti’s Lontano was in without reading the comments of the video.

A little Funeral music compliments of Frederick Chopin?

And the following is actually a Christmas thing:

Because in Germany, in the world of Robert Schumann, Santa Claus is accompanied by a monster.

That’s enough for now. I’ll have to post some more modern spooky stuff another time – I wanted to share the ancient stuff first.


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