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Pauline Lerner

Happy Halloween

November 1, 2009 at 1:41 AM

Enjoy some spooky music for Halloween.  Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre was inspired by a French poem about ghosts who are summoned by the Devil to rise up from their graves at midnight to dance and then return to their graves at dawn.  The piece begins with 12 notes played on the harp, signifying midnight. Then a violin, representing the Devil, plays some eerie chords, including the "Devil's chord," with the E string tuned down to E flat.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on November 1, 2009 at 4:07 AM

 Loved it! Didn't know the bit about the E string tuned to E flat. How cool.

Thanks for the Halloween treat. Very tasty. : )

From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 2, 2009 at 4:55 AM

Ghirardelli is the best.  One of my adult students brought milk chocolate/peanut butter, raspberry/dark chocolate, and almond/milk chocolate.  It's been a lovely weekend...

From Royce Faina
Posted on November 3, 2009 at 12:15 AM

Love the chocs!

Played this piece as 2nd violinist in youth symphony!  Loved it!

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