There is a huge variety of classical music that works in a Halloween list, but I feel it’s a mistake to go too heavy on it. Unless what you want is something that’s more background music than party music.
To that end I have a selection of 5 tracks, which I used in my Classical Halloween album. Which is my own MIDI based reworkings of this pieces of music. They just work well for Halloween.
- Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saens. A musical poem about a legend that death plays a violin in a cemetery and forces all the dead to dance to his tune.
- Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig Van Beethoven. While everyone knows the soothing first part of this piece, it actually goes on to become very stormy and tumultuous.
- A Night on a Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky. Well known from the demon on the mountain sequence from Fantasia, this piece is pure nightmare fuel.
- Ride of the Valkyries, Richard Wagner. From the second of his epic 4 opera Der Ring des Nibelungen, it has a nice feel for Halloween.
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Johann Sebastian Bach. Also used in Fantasia (the opening abstract sequence), it’s a perfect piece for setting the mood on a chilly Halloween night.
Don’t forget to check out my creepy Halloween music!
Kravenhurst Asylum Soundtrack:
A Dubstep Halloween:
The Beast of Blue River:
Dark Days In The Underground:
A Classical Halloween: