Saint-Säens’ Danse Macabre on electric guitar proves it’s actually a monolithic rock instrumental

23 August 2016, 10:16

metal danse macabre

A YouTuber has turned Camille Saint-Säens’ creepy orchestral Danse Macabre into a fully rocktageous instrumental metal workout.

Using a variety of guitars and techniques (hello, bottlenecked melody), YouTuber Joe Parrish has rearranged the classic piece as a symphonic rock masterpiece.

Have that, Jonathan Creek.

This might be stating the obvious, but it’s not the the first time classical music has been turned into a righteous rock symphony. Or the second. Or even the third.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Meerkat falling asleep to music theory class

This meerkat falling asleep to a music theory class is such a happy sight

game of thrones musical notation

Musical terminology, illustrated by Game of Thrones

Don Ellis time signature asset

If you can work out the time signature of this piece you’re officially a musical genius