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It is the time of year when many people go searching the internet for scary music for their parties or their own amusement. Undoubtedly there are thousands typing "the exorcist soundtrack" or "the shining soundtrack" into G00gle. It's understandable. The pieces of music used in William Friedkin's 1973 religious horror staple were well chosen. Penderecki pieces dominate this collection. It's always safe to go with Penderecki if you want to frighten your audience or generally instill a feeling of queasiness. I was listening to this album the other day to "wind down" after my brain was bombarded by a professor at school. My hair stood on end I kid you not. It was "just what the doctor ordered". Download and use generously for its therapeutic properties.
Year of Original Release: 1974 Year of Reissue: 2000 Label: Warner Bros. Catalog #: WPCR-784 Genre: Soundtrack, Modern Classical Media: CD Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
1. Iraq (01:57) - Jack Nitzche/Krzysztof Penderecki
2. Georgetown/Tubular Bells (05:27) - Mike Oldfield
3. Five Pieces For Orchestra, OP10 (01:16) - Anton Webern
4. Polymorphia (11:48) - Krzysztof Penderecki
5. String Quartet (07:11) - Krzysztof Penderecki
6. Windharp (02:41) - Harry Bee
7. Night of the Electoric Insects (01:38) - George Crumb
8. Kanon for Orchestra and Tape (09:48) - Krzysztof Penderecki
9. Tubular Bells (00:27) - Mike Oldfield
10. Fantasia for Strings (02:11) - Hans Werner Henze