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Topic: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

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    Question Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    We have a user created spooky music thread, but how about a list of our favorite spooky pieces from classical (or any other!) literature?

    A few to get us started, some quite obvious:

    Night on Bald Mountain - Mussorgsky
    Danse Macabre - St. Seans
    Scherzo from Symphony # 7 - Mahler
    Last movement of the Symphonie Fantastique - Berlioz

    I won't go any further so that there are a few for others to add...

  2. #2

    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Three of my favourites:

    Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette
    Moussorgsky - Catacombs from Pictures at an Exhibition
    Holst - Mars, the Bringer of War from the Planets

  3. #3

    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Don't forget "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas


  4. #4

    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Intake of Breath by Jonathan Rutherford - for violin, soprano, and saw.

    Black Angels - George Crumb

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    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Liszt Totentanz

    This may seem strange, but I think things like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor make great Halloween music. I also think plain chant is the scariest style of music ever.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    The slow movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik was very disturbing in 'Alien'. Not so disturbing on its own.

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    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    -Rachmaninoff's Isle of Dead
    -Mozart's piano concerto in d- 1st movement and Don Giovanni overture (introduction)
    -Beethoven's piano trio in D (Ghost) second movement, scherzo from 5th symphony, 9th symphony 1st movement
    -Bruckner's 9th symphony opening of 1st movement
    -A lot of Mahler's (slow movement of 1st symphony, first theme group of 1st movement of 3rd symphony, almost the entire 6th symphony, scherzo in 7th, landler (2nd movement) of 9th)

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    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Lots of Edgar Varese and Gyorgy Ligeti, and don't forget the incredibly lonely and spooky Gayne's Adagio from Khachaturian's "Gayne Ballet Suite."
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    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Very good Tips here guys!!

    There is also some Bartok haunting pieces...like the Wooden Prince...there are some very spooky passages

    Best hauntings!!

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    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Re: Favorite Spooky Classical Pieces?

    Alfred Schnittke's "Faust Cantata"


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