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What is your favorite terrifying music?

I happened upon this old thread in which classical music lovers were discussing their favorite scary piano pieces and I thought I would share:

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What is your favorite frightening music? For me it is probably Giyorgy Ligeti's Requiem, which has always reminded me of the throes of death, or someone alternately rising above life into transcendent spaces and then falling back into strangling horror:


I'm also fond of Tibetan Tantric music and chanting, like this Mahakala sadhana:

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This is my life. This is my damnation. This is my only regret--that I ever was born.

-- Swans, "Beautiful Child"
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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Diamanda Galas - Divine Punishment
Scott Walker - Drift (some tracks)
Virgin Prunes - A New Form Of Beauty compilation (some tracks)

Nothing too surprising, I'm sure there's more.

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Re: What is your favorite terrifying music?

Hardly an original choice, but given that it's also arguably my first exposure to the horror genre by way of Disney's Fantasia:

Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain

It's not as emotionally consistent as, say, the Ligeti Requiem above, but that's kind of what I dig about it. There's majestic terror and there's creeping horror. There are manic sections of barely contained chaos, and then there're stately and subtly haunting sections. Broadly, it strikes many of the notes across the emotional spectrum that draw me to the horror genre in the first place.
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background music is recaman sequence - n term - subtract n if possible (less than 0 not allowed or pre-existing values) otherwise add n - mapped to notes - this is intrinsic


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Bela Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

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Always a fave...

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My favorite terrifying music would be Gruntsplatter, Anaal Nathrakh, In Slaughter Natives, and The Axis Of Perdition (well, anything except their last album).
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The Hafler Trio - Where Are You? (featuring the voice of David Tibet)
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