Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chiller-Thriller: Getting In The Mood, Classical Style

list compiled by Lise Horton

There’s no better inspiration for writing chilling fiction – be it romantic suspense, horror, supernatural, paranormal, thriller, or mystery than powerful, classical music. Check out these compositions and see if you are not inspired to create spine-tingling tales! Want to hear my favorite? Check out the link at the right.

Begräbnisgesang, Brahms

Dance of the Furies, Gluck

Fist Walpurgis Night, Mendelssohn

Ride of the Valkyries, Richard Wagner

Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev

Witches Dance, Paganini

Smatroid, Grieg

Funeral March, Chopin

Variations, Opus 27 (Ruhigliessend), Webern

Hungarian Dances (No.5 in G Minor), Brahms

Toccata & Fuge in d minor, Bach

In The Hall of the Mountain King, GriegThe Bells, Lento Lugubre, Rachmaninoff

Flight of the Bumblebee, Rimsky-Korsakov

Piano Quartet in g minor, Opus 25, Brahms

Requiem, Brahms

Devil’s Dance, John Williams

Sacrificial Dance (The Rite of Spring), Stravinsky

Prelude in c-sharp minor (Bells of Moscow), Rachmaninoff

Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield

Music for String, Percussion & Celestra, Bartok

Requiem, “Dies Irae”, Mozart

Carmina Burana, O Fortuna, Orff

Robert Browning Overture, Ives

A Night on Bald Mountain, Mussorgsky

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Dukas

Mephisto Waltz, No. 1, Liszt

The Noon Witch, Dvorak

Le Chasseur Maudit (The Accursed Hunter), Franck

Hobgoglin (Symphonic Sketches III), Chadwick

Baba Yaga, Op.56, Lyadov

Danse Macabre, Op. 40, Saint-Saëns

Requiem, “Dies Irae”, Verdi

Feste Romance (Roman Festivals), Respighi

Black Host, Bolcom

Symphonie Fantastique, Mvmt IV, Berlioz

Dance of Death, Liszt

Montagues and Capulets, Prokofiev

Imperial March, John Williams

Atmospheres, Ligeti

Hugo Wolf Quartet, Bartok

La Cathedrale engloutie (Engulfed Cathedral), Debussy

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