Viola part from 084 Skeleton Suite

11 minutes
Modern classical music
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There are many sections to this piece, following a graveyard's skeletons through reanimation and back underground. First, they awaken in their coffins, and emerge into the night. Gleeful at their second chance, they dance until dawn, when the forgotten sunrise fills them with awe. At its rising, however, they realize that the living world is beginning a new day, and they are not a part of it. Before returning to their graves, they mourn the passings of their living selves, as they could not have done at death. They then hurry back to their graves, this time prepared for their eternal sleep, if giddy from this night.

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Obviously Ebm is not a good string key, but it's "the" key for this. You can always transpose it into something nicer, like Em or Dm.

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