Dr Wallin recommends music for Halloween and Dia de Muertos

Look on our Video Messages page for Dr. Wallin’s recommendations for classical music selected for Halloween and for Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Here is his list of music:

For Halloween, he recommends from the program of the Mid-Columbia Symphony performances on November 1, 2014 and November 2, 2019,
Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
Edvard Grieg – “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt
Malcolm Arnold – Tam o’ Shanter – Overture
Franz Liszt – Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Modest Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
Hector Berlioz – “March to the Scaffold” and “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath”
from Symphonie Fantastique
Charles Gounod – Funeral March of a Marionette
Andrew Lloyd Weber – Phantom of the Opera (selections)
Bernard Hermann – Movie music from Psycho
Jerry Brubaker (arranged by) – Movie music from Harry Potter
Hans Zimmer – Movie music from Batman: The Dark Night Rises

And he recommends this less-familiar music,
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Isle of the Dead
Frans Liszt – Inferno, from Dante Symphony
Antonín Dvořák – Water Goblin
Ruth Crawford Seeger – Andante for Strings
Gustav Mahler – Scherzo from Symphony No. 7 (Song of the Night)

For Día de Muertos, he recommends
José Pablo Moncayo – Huapango
Arturo Máarquez – Danzón No. 2, Conga del Fuego

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