6 loud chords of superimposed 3rds on the crotales introduces the next section, which continues with a chord of C major (!), and the dance macabre rhythm played on violin and cello. This main feature is underscored by dissonant offbeat chords on the marimba and piano. At the same time the flute is playing the Dies Irae melody from section 4, (bi-thematic) not in canon this time. Notice the "flutter tongueing" on the flute, notated as a tremolo.
As in the introduction, all the instruments and rapidly changing time signatures feature again in this section . Listen out for bass drum, cymbal, gong and guiro. The section comes to a climax after a glissando on violin and cello with loud chords of open 4ths and 5ths on piano and marimba. The note A, the last pitch heard in the whole work, is introduced on the marimba, piano and violin before one by one, each musician takes maracas, finishing on a tremolo which fades out.