Welcome to our new project for the Summer Term- A Night On Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky. It is based on Russian folklore and depicts the night of the 23rd June, also known as St John’s Eve, which, according to popular belief, is the night when evil forces are at work and witches gather on top of the mountain. The music finishes with six chimes ringing out from the church bell. These chimes tell the witches that the sun is coming up, and it is time for them to disappear and they can come back again next year! The music also features in Disney’s 1940s film Fantasia.