Want a creepy-sounding piece to haunt your next concert? This mysterious piece is just what you're looking for. The effective use of a minor key and careful attention to dynamics and articulations
The basis of this well-known classic is a French superstition that at midnight on Halloween, Death appears and summons the dead to dance while he plays music for them. In a familiar 3/4, it's
This spine-tingling work is based on Johann Goethe's 18th-century poem of the same name in which a father and his young son ride home on horseback one dark and eerie night. This dark gothic tale
Eerie sounds reverberate through dark dusty hallways as a Grandfather clock, covered with spider webs, suddenly springs to life in the dead of night. With the sounds of "tick tock" serving as a
This work utilizes the sound of a theremin, an electronic instrument often used in old science fiction and horror movies and the part is optional, doubled by instruments of the band. The
Truly colossal! This is the first movement of Robert Smith's epic work "The Divine Comedy." Advanced groups will welcome the challenges and reap the rewards inherent in the piece. Very contemporary in
Here they come marching in... it's the robot brigade! This is a dramatic piece for beginning band that uses only the first six notes students learn. It also contains many meaningful teaching
Here's a terrific transcription that provides a contrasting selection for concert programs. The soft but intense opening builds in intensity and draws the listener in as it grows in energy and volume.
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