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Halloween Edition... Beware!! ... Mwah ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Shrieks and Groans,
Giggles and Bones...

Movie Music and Spooky Sounds
These are Disney Halloween cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s.  Choose a video and play it twice. The first time, just watch it for fun. The second time, pay attention to the music. How does the music make the cartoon even more spooky and funny?

- Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony “Egyptian Melodies” from 1931 
- Disney’s Silly Symphony “Skeleton Dance” from 1929 
- Disney’s Mickey Mouse “Haunted House” from 1929   (Use your imagination! Can you figure out how Disney made some of the sounds in the haunted house?)

​Jive and Quake,
Dance and Shake...

Swingin' Scary Songs
- The Naturals’ “The Mummy” from 1959
- Artie Shaw’s “Nightmare” from 1938

​Terrifying Theatrical Themes
- The Five Blobs' "The Blob" from 1958  (Guess who this was written by...?)
- John Williams conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra in the “Theme from Jaws”

Trill and Glide
Quiver and Hide...

Chilling Classical Creations
- Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” wild and scary piano arrangement by Grigory Ginzburg, played by Denis Matsuev...
- C. V. Alkan’s Opus 31, no. 8, “Song of the Madwoman by the Seashore,” played by Jack Gibbons…
- Edward MacDowell’s “Shadow Dance,” played by Diane Hidy...
- Charles Gounod’s “Funeral March for a Marionette,” from his player piano roll (For info on player pianos, see the “What Is…?” page on this site.) 
- … and, of course, the most classic piece of spooky keyboard music ever, the "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach! This video has some terrific shots of organist Hans-Andre Stamm as he plays four keyboards.