Various Artists

The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music

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Another budget-priced digital download playlist from the X5 music group, this one collects 99 classical pieces with dark themes that mesh with Halloween, but even with that association aside, it’s a great way to get a whole lot of classical pieces (some 11 hours of them) for not much of an investment. There are some obvious choices here, like Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries and Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, but others are a bit more dubiously fitted to the darkness theme, Vivaldi's Summer from his Four Seasons suite being one example, so there’s plenty of light here, too.