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Etudes–Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Op. 40

Close your eyes. Sit back and listen to this piece through without interruption. Let the music suggest images and watch as these images appear behind your eyelids or somewhere in your mind. When the music stops, open your eyes and write down descriptions of what you saw as best as you can.

Then, listening to the music again, use these images to describe the music for someone who hasn’t heard it.


Let the music suggest what it will and write that.