The final ghastly Tell-Tale hint before I reveal all!


What is this about?  Click to watch the short video; now can you guess?

Yes, we appear to be in a recording studio.

What, is that three cellists on the monitor?  Yes, and that must be the voice of a sound engineer in the studio cueing them.

What on earth are they playing?

Yikes, let’s get a better listen:

OK, that sounds like the above, louder and properly mixed.  But still, what is this unearthly sound?

Three cellos.  On my blog.  That must be from The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre, right?

After all, this blog post is called Tell-Tale Sounds, and I have already posted a Tell-Tale Sign and a Tell-Tale Omens post dropping hints about still secret plans I have for my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.

So this is the final hint, more obvious than the earlier ones, about what the new Tell-Tale Project will be…

Well, we’re in a recording studio here, obviously.  Am I recording a Tell-Tale album?

No, that’s not it.  It’s even more ambitious than that.  Much more.

I shall reveal all, I promise, in the next Tell-Tale post.

Meanwhile, this clip is of the cellists – Scott Burns, Robyn Hasenflug, Michael Gelfand, with Todd Maki at the controls – playing the final furious chords of the piece, the Cataclysmic Cello Conclusion, so to speak.

I like to think of it as the protagonist being overwhelmed by hellfire.

So, with that in mind… give it another listen:


Pleasant dreams…



Tell-Tale Update: All is revealed!

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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