Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns (1980s cartoon adaption)

This video is another example of why YouTube rocks. One can always find the most obscure and wonderful videos.
This originally aired on PBS in the 1980s featuring a poorly made up vampire host to introduce and discuss. Might be one of the best short length Halloween animations ever created. Terrific illustrations.

About the song: Danse macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, was an art song for voice and piano (first performed in 1872) with a French text by the poet Henri Cazalis which is based in an old French superstition. Two years later, the composer expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem for orchestra, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin. The rest, they say, is history. Enjoy!

Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns

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This post was originally created on December 28, 2011, with subsequent edits and updates by The Indies Network at TheIndiesNetworkCom, Facebook.Com/TheIndiesNetwork and Twitter.Com/indies