Q is for Quartet

A to Z Challenge: Q

Q is for Quartet… what? It’s the best I could do. 😛

Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns) ~ Raven Quartet
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNOvdSSgfdM?rel=0&w=450&h=253]

I have a deep love for stringed instruments — pianos, violins, guitars, harps, koto, etc. I don’t know what it is. I just love the sound. So it’s no surprise that I like Danse Macabre so much.

The first time I heard it (that I recall) was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4, Episode 10 titled “Hush.” Anyone who watched Buffy knows this episode well — the gentlemen. The song playing in the background when Giles does the slide show is Danse Macabre.

I didn’t learn the name of the song, or find the lovely performance by the Raven Quartet (the iTunes version is much better), until after I watched Grimm Season 1, Episode 5 titled “Danse Macabre.” Fun episode. Made even more so because I finally, FINALLY learned the name of this song. Thank you Yahoo Answers.

It’s gothic and moody and I love having it playing in the background while I write vampires.

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