Camera pans over cluttered attic as tinkly music is played by an overturned music box: was it the ghost that done it? Or are we about to find a secret door/dead body/photo with the face scratched out?
Child or young girl sings nursery rhyme in breathy voice: she is a ghost! Also beware the unseen children laughing.
Pianist starts playing recognisable sentimental tune on honky tonk piano, electronic swirls introduced underneath, swirls crescendo, piano becomes increasingly discordant: generalised menace.
Dies Irae on lower woodwinds or brass: someone’s for it.
Upward appoggiatura on bamboo flute, long-held overblown note: we are in the Amazonian rainforest.
Three random Swanee whistle notes, in descending series: we are in the Amazonian rainforest – 400,000 million years ago.
harp: water weeds wave
High, folky flute: mass release of coral eggs.
Whenever someone looks out of a cabin door at night, a distant dog barks.
When a single woman returns to her country cottage at night, a distant fox barks.
Generic melancholy oriental music: we are in a nearly empty Chinese or Indian restaurant which is either a front for a spy/crime organization or a meeting place for John Le Carré anti-heroes.
Allegri’s Miserere from the 17th century (chopped up, played out of sequence and with bits repeated): we are in a religious or maybe just old building dating from any time between 800 and 1900.
Satie’s Gymnopédies: will do for practically anything.