Danse Macabre – Tim Burton style

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved classical music.  I think it stemmed from watching Disney’s Fantasia when I was around six years old.  I grew addicted to the music and I needed to know who the composers were.  My love for the classics grew, as did my exposure to more and more sonatas and symphonies.  One of my favorite pieces, Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” appeared in Disney’s Fantasia 2000 and it happens to be my favorite clip from the entire film.  I wonder why.  (watch here)

When I was around fourteen years old, I discovered a haunting piece, the Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, and it immediately became one of my favorite pieces to play around Halloween.  When I thought about what I wanted to post today, this music immediately popped into my head, so I went on a hunt to find something that would showcase the music well.  I came across the following  video that happens to combine three of my favorite artists into one:   Saint-Saëns, Johnny Depp and the king of Halloween animation, Tim Burton.  I hope you enjoy the music as much as I do and that it becomes one of your favorite Halloween pieces as well.

May I present, the Danse Macabre – Tim Burton Style

5 thoughts on “Danse Macabre – Tim Burton style

  1. I recommend the Enigma Variations of Edward Elgar. Not Halloweeny, but the variations have lots of sweeping emotion. I listened to that a lot while writing my second novel, Too Many Princes.


  2. Both are perfect for this All Hallow’s Eve celebrations. I hadn’t seen the Fantasia 2000 finale before, only the original, which was so scary my son couldn’t watch it without having nightmares. And who doesn’t appreciate Johnny Depp? Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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