Danse Macabre


“Danse Macabre” is a tone poem written for orchestra by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, and is considered to be one of his masterpieces.  According to legend, Death appears at midnight every year on Halloween and calls forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle.  When the rooster crows at dawn, the skeletons must return to their graves until the next year.

This abridged arrangement for piano duet is fun to play and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  One piano, four hands. Primo and secondo parts are both intermediate to late intermediate level in difficulty, depending on tempo. Purchase price is for two copies so you and your duet partner can each have one. 7 pages for each part, or 16 pages for the combined score. The PDF download contains both layouts so you can play from the one you prefer. Performance time: approximately 3:10. Included in the “Piano Duets: The Holiday Collection” songbook.

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