Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens

“First heard when my middle-school music teacher played it for us. Based on a French superstition, expressing the equality in death. Slightly gruesome, but I love the music.”

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First heard when my middle-school music teacher played it for us. Based on a French superstition, expressing the equality in death. Slightly gruesome, but I love the music.   1

heatherkelly 3 Feb 2015

"Le vent d'hiver souffle, et la nuit est sombre, \ Des gémissements sortent des tilleuls ; \ Les squelettes blancs vont à travers l'ombre \ Courant et sautant sous leurs grands linceuls"                                                    For those interested into putting some very nice pictures, I advise the (rare) short movie by Philipp Jenner 'Danse macabre' (1940).

ilovesound 4 Jun 2013

This is appropriate for today and I love it. #ThingsThatBlowMysocksOff. It is the work of a great composer and an artist whose upload quote I've included below. Enjoy! 'This project has been in my heart for a long time and Finally I've completed it. Danse Macabre or Dance Macabre is a brilliant piece of music in my opinion. I first fell in love with it when it was played during my music class in the third grade to introduce the instrument families. This music amazes me at how spooky and scary it can be yet it has a joyfulness about it. According to legend, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death calls forth the dead from their graves to dance their dance of death for him while he plays his fiddle. His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. This is my treat to you all for the Halloween season. You might like it or you may hate it but it is dear to me. Happy Halloween. Luben Yordanoff'

jovisgoesnuts 1 Nov 2013

I miss my violin classes... :( Will start again January...   20

natyblooming 26 Nov 2013

Happy Day of the Dead, everybody!

kenlowery 1 Nov 2012

Not very original and far too short but hey ho it's #jamoween #halloween #HalloweenWeek   5

meddlingwitch 31 Oct 2013