Top 10 Classical Songs for Halloween

Want to throw a more upscale Halloween party this year? Below is a list of the top 10 classical Halloween songs guaranteed to provide the perfect ghoulish music for your Halloween fun!

10) Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky) – From the first ominous opening notes the drama begins to builds. One of those songs you will know you’ve heard before from the moment it starts to play.

9) March of the Trolls (Grieg) – Fast paced tune that is both dramatic and fun all at once. You can almost imagine the line of trolls coming from over the hill.

8) L’Apprenti sorcier – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas) – Sure to bring out the magic in your Halloween festivities, this lively tune will have your broomsticks dancing and your pumpkins smiling.

7) The Isle of the Dead (Rachmaninov) – Inspired by a Bocklin painting, this piece grabs you from the beginning and carries you away. Rachmaniov at his best.

6) Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) – Often used as a way to introduce children to classical music, this memorable classic song ensnares you from its happy beginning to its dramatic end.

5) Dance of Terror (De Falla) – Screeching violins and frantic key strokes on the piano. This song is classical Halloween music at its devilish best.

4) Infernal Dance (Stravinsky) – Paced with a rhythm sure to make your heart pound and your pulse quicken, this song is a great one to play when you need to get those trick-or-treaters dressed up and out the door just a little faster.

3) Dream of the Witches’ Sabbath’ (Berlioz) – From “Symphony Fantastique this piece plays out at a little over 10 minutes long and will have you envisioning witches’ on broomsticks and demons up to mischievous deeds. Great music to get you in the mood for some spooky Halloween stories around a campfire.

2) Dance of the Macabre (SAINT-SAËNS) – Not only one of Saint-Saens best, but the theme music for the British television show, The Jonathan Creek Mysteries, this wonderful haunting melody brings to mind images of dancing skeletons and ghostly apparitions.

1) Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BMV 565 (Bach) – If you’ve ever watched a spooky old monster movie on a Saturday afternoon you’ve probably heard this one. The creepy organ music is perfect for greeting all those dressed-up party guests and trick-or-treaters. Don’t forget to put in your vampire teeth before you open the door!

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