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Danse Macabre By Camille Saint Saens 1835-1921
0:0 Clock chiming midnight by the harp.
0:16 Death tiptoes into the cemetery.
0:23 He tunes his violin to get ready for the dance!
0:30 The dance starts with Melody A Melody A
0:45 The dance continues with Melody B Melody B
0:59 Melody A continues with oboe and flute and is echoed by the string section Melody A
1:15 You can hear the strings and the orchestra playing Melody A Melody A
1:29 Melody B is played with the strings and orchestra. Melody B
1:44 Melody A by the strings and echoed by the xylophone.  The xylophone makes the sound of the skeleton bones. Melody A
2:00 Melody B enters in canon (round) by the low strings and gets higher while adding woodwinds and brass. Melody B
2:30  New theme in woodwinds
2:45 Listen for the pizzicato strings and woodwinds.  Pizzicato is when the strings are plucked instead of bowed.
2:59 Melody B enters with a solo violin with harp and woodwinds Melody B
3:30  Listen to the music making the sound of the wind.  It crescendos (gets louder) with the trombones and low brass
4:22 Listen for Melody A being played in the background Melody A
4:32 You can hear the tuning from the beginning of the song, only this time woodwinds are added and pizzicato strings
4:41 Solo violin
4:55 The trees in the graveyard are moaning
5:20 Melody A and B together (B is played by brass instruments) Melody A Melody B
5:41 A new theme enters with the strings playing faster
5:57 Music crescendos and gets faster! Crescendo
6:10 The oboe plays the rooster crowing. Morning is coming!
6:30 Death finishes his playing. Listen for the last two coffins closing.
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Danse Macabre

  1. 1. Danse Macabre By Camille Saint Saens 1835-1921
  2. 2. 0:0 Clock chiming midnight by the harp.
  3. 3. 0:16 Death tiptoes into the cemetery.
  4. 4. 0:23 He tunes his violin to get ready for the dance!
  5. 5. 0:30 The dance starts with Melody A Melody A
  6. 6. 0:45 The dance continues with Melody B Melody B
  7. 7. 0:59 Melody A continues with oboe and flute and is echoed by the string section Melody A
  8. 8. 1:15 You can hear the strings and the orchestra playing Melody A Melody A
  9. 9. 1:29 Melody B is played with the strings and orchestra. Melody B
  10. 10. 1:44 Melody A by the strings and echoed by the xylophone. The xylophone makes the sound of the skeleton bones. Melody A
  11. 11. 2:00 Melody B enters in canon (round) by the low strings and gets higher while adding woodwinds and brass. Melody B
  12. 12. 2:30 New theme in woodwinds
  13. 13. 2:45 Listen for the pizzicato strings and woodwinds. Pizzicato is when the strings are plucked instead of bowed.
  14. 14. 2:59 Melody B enters with a solo violin with harp and woodwinds Melody B
  15. 15. 3:30 Listen to the music making the sound of the wind. It crescendos (gets louder) with the trombones and low brass
  16. 16. 4:22 Listen for Melody A being played in the background Melody A
  17. 17. 4:32 You can hear the tuning from the beginning of the song, only this time woodwinds are added and pizzicato strings
  18. 18. 4:41 Solo violin
  19. 19. 4:55 The trees in the graveyard are moaning
  20. 20. 5:20 Melody A and B together (B is played by brass instruments) Melody A Melody B
  21. 21. 5:41 A new theme enters with the strings playing faster
  22. 22. 5:57 Music crescendos and gets faster! Crescendo
  23. 23. 6:10 The oboe plays the rooster crowing. Morning is coming!
  24. 24. 6:30 Death finishes his playing. Listen for the last two coffins closing.

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