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Sheet Music of the Week: Dark Shadows Edition

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"In the shadows." Music by Herman Finck, lyrics by E. Ray Goetz. New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1911.

Fans of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows were saddened by the death last week of star Jonathan Frid, who played the vampire Barnabas Collins.  This week’s featured sheet music does not speak of vampires or other shadowy figures. But its lyrical plea to “meet me in the shadows” is at once romantic and sinister, and the cover illustration of the spectral dancers awaiting you in the dark might encourage you to sit out this dance. For those in search of vampires, In the Muse does have plenty to offer.



Comments (3)

  1. Robert Cobert composed much of the tv Dark Shadows series music and I believe the Library of Congress could do better work on this trivial subject than to link Dark Shadows to some 1911 composition of no relation.

  2. I agree with Mr. Isenberg. I would be a better tribute to this admired and loved actor and the series that has meant so much to so many, to feature the actual compose to the series…

  3. Mr. Isenberg, thank you for pointing out the composer of the series’ eerie, theremin-flavored score. Unfortunately, due to copyright we are unable to share Cobert’s music on the blog.

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