Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain” — Modest Mussorgsky (1867)

  Saint John’s Eve on Bare Mountain. Or “Night On Bald Mountain” as it is most commonly known in English. Already it sounds creepifying, but this orchestral fantasy/musical picture by Modest Mossorgsky (and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov) vividly details a terrifying picture of witches and demonic hordes racing through the Slavic night, terrorizing villages in the shadow of…