Halloween Classical Music – Part Two

Night On Bald Mountain

A demon orchestrates dancing ghosts at the Witch’s Sabbath on Bald Mountain. Dramatic music by Modest Mussorgsky (18939- 1881). It was featured in Disney’s Fantasia.

Ride of the Valkries

The Valkrie gods guide the souls of fallen heroes to Valhalla. The dramatic music is from the Die Walkure opera by Richard Wagner (1813- 1883).

Toccata & Fugue in D Minor

Majestic and bold, the most famous piece of organ music. Featured in Disney’s Fantasia and The Phantom of the Opera movie. Music by Johann Sebastion Bach (1685- 1750).

Funeral March

From the Piano Sonata No.2, 3rd Movement. A famous song played at funerals. Music by Frederic Chopin (1810- 1849).

Russian Waltz/ Relic of Novgorod

A dark, eerie, and fun waltz by Andy Hargrave.

Waltz No. 2

A fun sweeping waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906- 1975).

Funeral March of a Marionette

A playful and quirky song about a funeral of a marionette killed in a duel. The song was made famous as the theme song of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show. Music by Charles Gounod (1818- 1893).

Mephisto Waltz No.1

A dramatic waltz played by the Devil on a violin as he conjures dancing demons and his victim Faust is forced to dance wildly to the tune. Based on Goethe’s Faust. Music by Franz Liszt (1811- 1880).


Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood, founder of AOIDE Bruce J. Wood has worked on Wall Street in business finance and strategy, and has written hundreds of finance business plans, strategic plans, economic feasibility studies, and economic impact studies. Bruce has lectured on creativity and strategic thinking, as well as worked on the development of numerous publishing, film, television, and performing arts projects, along with downtown revitalizations, using the arts as an economic catalyst. As an aficionado of music, art, and dance, Bruce is also a writer and an outdoor enthusiast. He has written poetry, blogs, articles, and many creative project concepts. He lives in the Metro Detroit area and enjoys writing poetry, backpacking, and ballroom dancing.

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