This week’s episode of Between Birds of Prey is dedicated to the Gaelic festival of the Samhain.

The Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

Here is the audio and playlist for today:

  1. Krzysztof Penderecki – The Awakening of Jacob (The Shining)
  2. Bela Bartók – Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta III (The Shining)
  3. Dmitri Shostakovich – Marcha Fúnebre: Adagio molto (Quarteto de cordas n.º 15 em Mi bemol menor, Op. 144)
  4. Hector Berlioz – Songe d’une nuit de sabbat (Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath) (Symphony Fantastique)
  5. Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre (Danse Macabre)
  6. Franz Liszt – Totentanz
  7. Ozymandias – Longue marche vers la mort (Ahara)
  8. Frédéric Chopin – Piano Sonata No.2 in Bbm,Op.35-Marche Funèbre (Complete Chopin Edition v07CD1)
  9. Blood Axis – The March Of Brian Boru (Ultimacy)
  10. Blood Axis – Follow Me Up To Carlow (Ultimacy)
  11. Gaë Bolg – (Black) Sabbath (Looking For Europe)
  12. Gaë Bolg – La Marche Des Morts (Mystica Mysteria II)
  13. Cruachan – Some Say The Devil Is Dead (Pagan)
  14. Cruachan – Cattle Raid Of Cooley (Táin Bó Cuailgne) (The Middle Kingdom)
  15. Elvenking – Totentanz (The Scythe)
  16. Sonne Hagal – Totentanzlied (Jordansfrost)
  17. Blood Axis & In Gowan Ring – Dead men´s slip-jig (The Rites of Samhain)
  18. Neun Welten – Heidenacht (Live) (Vergessene Pfade)
  19. Sangre Cavallum – O Espirito Do Fogo (Barbara Carmina)
  20. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Amara Tanta Tyri IV (Amara Tanta Tyri)
  21. Poeta Magica – Morrigus Song (Miroque Vol. 4)
  22. XVII° Vie – Totentanz (La Prana)
  23. Ulver – Funebre (Shadows of the Sun)

Between Birds of Prey #97 – Samhain.mp3

Between Birds of Prey #97 – Samhain.cue

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