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Danse Macabre Saint-Saens Help Opus Details
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Danse Macabre means (roughly) Dance of Death. Saint-Saens wrote it in 1874, as a tone poem for orchestra. It features a novel use of the xylophone in the orchestra, giving an impression of bones rattling as the skeletons dance. Another prominent feature of this music is the use of the open strings on a solo violin, perhaps intended to represent the devil tuning his fiddle.
Category: Tone Poem Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 3 /4 Key Signature   C Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    Flutes introduce 'dance of the bones'

2    A solo violin introduces the second theme.
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