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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Music to Scare the Heck Out of You

Some time ago, I started picking up St. Paul Sunday on NPR on my way into Church. They've played a couple pieces that have been truly disturbing. That got me to thinking about other pieces of music--orchestral and vocal--that could instill terror or at least some sort of emotional disturbance. I used to much moodier, so some of these are already in my collection. Here's a list for your consideration:

What pieces of music have moved you? Scared the heck out of you? Sent you to different emotional place just by hearing them once?

Just curious.

3 comments:

Jo said...

Aaron Copeland "Fanfare for the Common Man" is my favorite of all time. It makes me long for the West and feel a bit homesick. My family are opportunists so we have lived many places, but something about the wide open spaces pulls at one's spirit.

I also like Beethoven's Pastorale.

Bartacus said...

I'll check it out, thanks. And thanks for reading!

lin said...

Hi Bart,

I enjoyed them all, especially the Kate Bush piece. However, you say that you used to be much moodier. Jeez Looeze, Bart I am much moodier, but I also take Wellbutrin;). Good stuff.

Cal