Showing posts with label spooky music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spooky music. Show all posts

Friday, October 1, 2010

Spooky Playlist Part I

I know that October has barely managed to arrive and I'm already bludgeoning it to death with autumn/harvest/Halloween hoodlum-ery. I can't help it. I'm just excitable.
In honor of the advent of The Spookiest of Months I give you:

Spooky Playlist: Part the First*
A sampling of the creepy classics to suit all of your spooky needs


Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, "Dorian"

PSC1152
Tr. 10-11

Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542

8.550652
Tr. 4

Liszt
Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H, S260/R381
Carus83.171
Tr. 1-2

Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition –The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga)
8.553249
Tr. 20

Berlioz
Symphony Fantastique (Mvmt. V- Ronde du Sabbat)

LSO0007 Tr. 5

Britten
4 Sea Interludes (Mvmt. 1- Dawn and mvmt. 4- Storm)

CHAN9221
Tr. 34-37

Prokofiev
Alexander Nevsky (Mvmt. V- The Battle on Ice)

DOR-90169
Tr. 5

Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
St. John’s
Night on Bald Mountain, “A Night on the Bare Mountain
BIS-CD-325
Tr. 17

Verdi
Messa da Requiem (Dies irae, dies illa)

CHAN9490
Tr. 2

Stravinsky
Le Sacre du Printemps (esp. Patr II, The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance)

KMHCD20
Tr. 14

Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite (Mvmt. IV- In the Hall of the Mountain King)

KMHCD20
Tr. 4

Orff
Carmina Burana (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna)

8.570033
Tr. 1

Stravinsky
Firebird Suite (mvmt. 5- Danse infernale du roi Kastchei)
900706
Tr. 5

Rachmaninoff
The Isle of the Dead

HCD31551
Tr. 1

Saint-Saens
Danse Macabre

0094652BC
Tr. 4

Falla
El Amor Brujo (Danza Ritual del Fuego)

V4768
Tr. 8

Kodaly
Sonata for Solo Cello, op. 8

HCD31046
Tr. 3-5

I leave you with this gem, which is unfortunately not in the NML and therefore does not qualify for the playlist but is excellent all the same.



*Part the Second is forthcoming and will contain other brands of creepiness.