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Danse Macabre

October 30, 2015

Every so often I’ll run across danse macabre art, and it rarely fails to make me smile. The medieval art often looks kind of goofy to the modern eye, but the sensibility behind it, that we’re all going to die eventually and it’s not a bad thing, I like that. It’s a good way to look at things, I feel.

And I don’t know, maybe this is my inner Goth showing, but I think a skeleton orchestra is kind of charming.

les-mors-1Of course, it helps that the danse macabre genre will always be linked to one of my favourite short pieces of music:

Happy Hallowe’en!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2015 12:11 pm

    Great read and we just love the music! 🙂
    We wish you a ghostly great Halloween!
    The Fab Four of Cley,

    • anassarhenisch permalink*
      October 30, 2015 12:29 pm

      A ghostly Halloween to you too!

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