We decorate our homes and put on realistic costumes, prepare bloody-looking cocktails and terrifying but tasty foods, we can’t forget about the musical anthems of the Halloween season, can we? This year, let’s not get in the Thriller/Monster Mash/Ghostbusters trio, OK?
Danny Elfman – This is Halloween
Danny is well known for his collaborations with Tim Burton – The Nightmare before Christmas being one of them. It’s spooky and fun, dark but joyful, it’s the perfect Halloween carol!
Danny Elfman – Tales from the Crypt
The bone-chilling pizzicato with the ominous horns and crashing tympani are hard to forget. Their unusual combination, result into a spooky but very entertaining mix, the perfect “voice” for any Halloween gathering.
Danny Elfman – Serenada Schizophrana
Last one but not the least suited of Elfman’s compositions, Serenada Schizophrana is a brilliant work of art. Wild at places, with moments of fun and playfulness sprinkled over the entire piece, it never seizes to surprise, describing the eerie atmosphere of the season.
Charles Gounod – Funeral March of a Marionette
You probably know it from the Alfred Hitchcock’s Presents series. It has all the goodies a Halloween song needs: mystery, shivers, and playful mood. Catchy and easily recognizable, it earned its place in your playlist.
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre
This macabre dance has its start marked by jubilant tones and high energy, but when we jump to encompass it in the era of waltzes, the macabre in it comes to the surface. Definitely a Halloween sound!
Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
There is something incredibly spooky about compositions written in minor keys. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue is one impossible to grow tired of, no matter how much we listen to it. This intricate piece played on the glass harp has a slightly lowered dramatic sound, but unaltered eerie tone.
This is to bring you back into current times through the incredible music of a San Francisco artist. Brendan Angelides created his unique sound, a melodic one with plenty of skewed rhythmatics and darker tones that here remind of zombie nation. Do you consider it fit for Halloween?