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Get Your Creepy On

A few weeks ago, we posted a new audio gem to our Shortcuts section, of actor Charles Keating reading Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Bells." His recitation was so perfectly eerie that it seemed only appropriate to have you take a listen on Halloween, that Poe-iest day of the year. Though the poem, which was published posthumously, becomes progressively darker stanza by stanza, it never loses its musicality. So perhaps it's no surprise that it has been the inspiration for a number of musical works, Including Rachmaninoff's choral symphonyThe Bells and pieces by composers Joseph Holbrooke and Hugh Robertson. Something to in mind if you're looking for a Halloween soundtrack.

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