“Danse Macabre” the Rock Version

If you are not familiar with the musical work “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens, Wikipedia describes it as:

Danse macabreOp. 40, is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874 by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It is in the key of G minor. It started out in 1872 as an art song for voice and piano with a French text by the poet Henri Cazalis, which is based on an old French superstition.[1] In 1874, the composer expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin part.

Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns) – Wikipedia

However, before the “old French superstition”, Danse Macabre was a medieval allegory for the universality of death.

Several versions of the classical Saint-Saens work can be found on YouTube and around the web. This is the only rock version I have found to date. I like it, though it is considerably briefer than the original work.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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