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    Listen to the eerie voices of the flexaton, siren, sega, and a typewriter, included as members of the sixth percussion battery. To produce the aural effects heard in Fluorescences performers are instructed to hum while they play, to saw wood or iron with a hand saw, to rub percussion instruments vigorously with a metal file, and to rub the soundboard of the string instruments with an open [bleeding?] hand. For each of these new gestures, Penderecki created oh so graphic symbols.


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    George Crumb's "A Haunted Landscape".



    Bernard Herrmann "Sinfonietta for Strings". Note, some of the music was reused in his score for "Psycho".


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    Oh, how did I forget? Bartok-- Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorx View Post
    Haven't seen that one. King's books have had really mixed treatments on film. I see that Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 is also in it. I was thinking of Samuel Fuller's The Naked Kiss. Used in a very creepy scene. Since seeing that film, I think Moonlight Sonata is a creepy piece of music.

    Yes, that's the high wheel bicycle that appears and disappears in the closing credits. It's the logo of the Village.
    Misery is actually one of the rare adaptations of a King book that is faithful to the source material. It's also a pretty good movie. Kathy Bates won Best Actress for it.

    Be seeing you...

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    Danse Macabre as imagined by Saint-Saëns:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyknBTm_YyM

    Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence,
    Striking with his heel a tomb,
    Death at midnight plays a dance-tune,
    Zig, zig, zig, on his violin.

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    I ended up listening to this gem of a work, where a group of Druids put on scary costumes to scare away the pesky Christians.

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    Robert Ward's The Crucible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORigel View Post
    Oh, how did I forget? Bartok-- Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.
    The opening movement of which served well for the Prologue of a Medea production I once worked on. The music accompanied the opening of the curtain where, in front of a cracked, wasting, and ruined Greek-like temple, the Old Nurse, on her haunches, threw a handful of sorcerer bones, over and over, as she delivered the dark and prophetic opening prologue concerning the destiny of Medea. Talk about Halloween! What tragedy is darker or scarier than Medea?

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