It’s late October and many folks around campus may well be looking for fun things to help them get into the Halloween “spirit”.
Maybe you’re tired of the usual suspects like “Ghostbusters“, “Thriller” or “The Monster Mash” and want to branch out? (All of the aforementioned songs, incidentally, are available to check out on CD here.)
Well, the Music Library can definitely help you get your spooky on, if you are so inclined!
For example, we have quite a few film soundtracks that could spice up your Halloween listening:
And CD compilations like The Definitive Horror Music Collection which has horror movie music selections dating from 1922 to 2009.
or the sci-fi/rock craziness of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
You can also go DIY with Rocky Horror and check out sheet music with an accompaniment CD if you’re feeling especially Time Warp-y!
You can also thrill to the ghostly sounds of the theremin — an electronic musical instrument that is controlled without physical contact. It was/is often featured in sci-fi and horror movies like The Day The Earth Stood Still. (Fun fact: Bernard Hermann did the music for this film as well!)
We have a cool documentary about the stranger-than-true story of the theremin that can be checked out, as well as an assortment of CDs that feature the instrument.
In a classical vein (pun totally intended) you can find recordings of things like Berlioz‘s Symphonie Fantastique, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre or Mussorgsky’s Night On Bald Mountain in a variety of formats (LP, CD, streaming) for your seasonal delectation and delight.
We even have sound effects CDs to help you create your own spooky atmosphere at Halloween parties.
So why not pay us a visit and check out some Halloween fun? We’re dying to see you! *rimshot*