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Halloween Mood


I know that Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals – Aquarium isn’t strictly a Halloween-related piece of music, but it always feels a little spooky – in the best way – to me. The first video below is an absolutely stunning version performed by the Kanneh-Mason family.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was the winner of the 2015 BBC Young Musician Competition, but he really shot into the public eye (as a teenager!) after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Since 2017, Sheku has been playing every summer at the BBC Proms, sometimes with his pianist sister Isata. The Royal family gave him a Matteo Goffriller cello from 1700, which is on indefinite loan to the young musician. How’s that for a ringing endorsement?

Starting in the spring of 2020, Sheku and his phenomenally-talented siblings began offering weekly live music streams from their family home in Nottingham.

You can learn more about Sheku Kanneh-Mason on his website, and you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “Halloween Mood

  1. I need to find the right words. I think he is a extremely good artist, I just didn’t like his choice of music. But the fact that he played all of it by memory, without sheet music, did make it special. But I did listen to each one of them. Added together they were not as long as the last two days posts. Hal

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  2. I agree–spooky but in the best possible way. What a talent!

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  3. I’m just glad to read of something good coming from the Royals. They seem to be in hot water these days.

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  4. SO beautiful! Thank you for posting this.


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