Danse Macabre Piano Solo Sheet Music – Saint-Saens
This easy version of “Danse Macabre” arranged for piano is an energetic and jarring dance in a minor key with a lot of dissonance. This will pose as a great challenge for later beginner piano students at Halloween time!
History of Danse Macabre
“Danse Macabre” is a classical music piece from the 1800’s, written by French composer, Saint-Saens.
According to French legend, Death appears on midnight of Halloween to play violin and arouse skeletons from their graves.
The Danse Macabre as an idea is a “memento mori” – a reminder that life is finite and nobody escapes death.
Listen to Danse Macabre