Friday, November 30, 2007

Mysterious, Suspenseful Music

For some reason, I can't listen to music while reading, but occasionally, it's the perfect thing when I write. Especially if it's an intense scene.

I've searched and searched for the right mood music, and I'm always looking for recommendations.

So far, what I have for those piercing places in my manuscript is a CD from Jerry Goldsmith. It's the soundtrack for Deep Rising.(If this link doesn't work for you, the CD is available through Amazon.) I admit I discovered the music while working with the television on in the background. Boy, did it catch my ear!

Some other recommendations (not all of which I've listened to, and none of which I've written to) include: anything with a theramin (sounds like a pill doesn't it? but it's pretty spooky); Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique: The Dream of a Witches' Sabbath; Mussorgsky, Night on Bare (Bald) Mountain; Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead; Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre; Weber, Der Freisch├╝tz - Wolfsschlucht scene; Funeral March of a Marionette (the Alfred Hitchcock theme); a Manheim Steamroller double CD called Halloween; the Funeral March by (?)Chopin; The Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. I just wish Pandora had a larger classical selection!

What about you? Do you have some favorite mysterious, suspenseful music?

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