A Conversation for Danny Elfman - Film Composer
Rachmaninov and Jack Skellington
jfmchivall Started conversation Aug 20, 2002
The second movement (Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)) of Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances (Op. 45) bears an uncanny resemblance (in feel and orchestration if not in terms of actual melodies) to much of the Nightmare Before Christmas score. I played it a couple of years back and spent rehearsals imagine waltzing skellingtons and ghostly hounds...
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