Thirty Days to Halloween: Day 2. Danse Macabre

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns wrote Danse Macabre OP. 40. This was the music  I heard in my Introduction to Music class that inspired my previous post of “Dance with Death.” The composition is based on a legend that says Death appears at midnight every year on All Saint’s Eve (Halloween).  Death calls the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle. The legend says skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. It is a creepy image.