Something terrible is about to happen...
May 5, 2014 6:06 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite songs that signal an impending cataclysm?
I love Carl Orff's O Fortuna
from the Carmina Burana cantata. What are some others like it?
posted by rippersid to Media & Arts (30 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I've looked far and wide for songs that rival O Fortuna for its qualities - a sweeping choir, gradually haunting crescendo of the strings and drums, and I've fallen short.
What else comes close to this masterpiece?
Ideally I'd like movements sung in Latin, preferably with a choir and those that build up in intensity during the course of the song.
I'd be willing to stretch those requirements to another extreme and would also appreciate some more modern recommendations- Epica's Cry for the Moon
and the following two pieces by E.S. Posthumus - Menouthis
Help me get scared!