Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert
Lest we forget Today, November 11, is Remembrance Day / Veteran’s Day. Considering that, what else could I possibly choose than this song? The poem “In Flanders Fields” is profoundly meaningful for my father’s family, whose roots extend back to a town smack dab in the killing fields of the Second Battle of Ypres. The […]
Joyeux Halloween ! Out of curiosity, do you say HALoween or HOLLOween? The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is my favorite piece from Fantasia, but speaking as an orchestral musician, I hate playing it. I asked a top-notch professional oboist for help with the music. She just scowled and said “That whole page is unplayable!” You’ll have to […]
As my final musical salute to Halloween, it’s Night on Bald Mountain. This song from Fantasia is as satanic as Disney ever got — and now that the Disney company has gone all corporate, I’m sure they would never think of doing so darkly ‘real’ as this. What’s your favourite Halloween music?