Happy Halloween! This week I'd like to give everyone the chance to share their favorite classical music that is spooky, scary, or related in some way to this haunted holiday!
I've noticed that a lot of classical music (and movie scores, for that matter) that is meant to sound scary uses the Dies Irae, a Gregorian chant describing the Day of Wrath. It definitely works for me to conjure spooky images!
What is your favorite spooky or scary classical music? What quality do you like best in this kind of music? If it's something that is not on the list, please share it with us in the comments!
In case you are not familiar with everything on this list, or if you would just like to do some Halloween-day listening, I've compiled a little playlist of popular classics inspired by scary stories, ghosts, witches. The list correlates to the music in this week's vote. Enjoy!
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