Episode from the podcastTwenty Thousand Hertz

Dies Irae

Released Wednesday, 21st October 2020
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For hundreds of years, composers have been using a specific four-note melody to evoke death. It's appeared in dozens of famous movies, and you probably never even realized it. But once you hear it, you'll start noticing it everywhere. Featuring musicologist Alex Ludwig and Strong Songs Host Kirk Hamilton.

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An informative listening experience with various pop culture references which I find helping and fun. It’s not strange that I am eager to see if I can spot/come across some scores in movies/serials in the future.
Phenomenal episode of 20k Hz. I love when you hear a sound on this show and then you realize how often you hear it in real life. I immediately thought of the songs from Frozen 2 when I heard the Dies Irae, and I was delighted when they mentioned the movie in the episode!
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