Written for the true beginner, this piece takes the listener on an eerie tour that can best be described as an unsettling experience with a touch of curiosity and anxiousness. Piano and optional celesta
It's great for year-round use, but would be especially scary at Halloween. The composer describes it as "a dark and sinister night full of strange happenings and ghoulish encounters." Opening
This melancholy yet alluring melody conjures images of an old carousel haunted by spirits. From the eerie harmonies of the opening to the more spirited melodies that follow, this work takes listeners on a
Two solo violins and a solo viola introduce this piece through a haunting, lyrical theme, which is subsequently taken up by the entire orchestra. It expands, gradually morphing into a fast and frenetic
The intense melodic theme throughout utilizes simple 16th note double-stop passages. The strong melodic material for the lower strings and beautifully haunting middle section will capture the imagination of
Imagine two zombies dancing a zombie tango! This would make a great piece for Halloween, or anytime zombie fever is taking over your school.
Imagine tiptoeing through the forest on a dark, stormy night, wolves circling, while hints of the Dies Irae theme pound in the air! In this spooky tango by Katie O'Hara LaBrie, students will
The shimmering opening sets the scene in a mythical forest covered in snow. Here knights ride wildly through the forest wielding their swords and fighting against dark forces. Your
For Halloween or any scary time, this eerie, yet easy piece remains on the G, D, and A strings in first position and reinforces F natural on the D string for all instruments. Add skits and theatrics and,
Perfect for your fall concert, here is a piece that has spooky lyrics to teach the rhythms in the easy melodic line. Upper string parts are doubled, and the cello part doubles the bass line. Everyone gets
Here is a musical depiction of the classic short story from Edgar Allan Poe. The cellos, basses, and optional percussion provide "the beating of his hideous heart!" Eerie, ominous sounds will keep your
This dark, rich and mysterious piece would fit perfectly on a Halloween concert or festival. This is the kind of music students love to play.
Capturing the feel of the undead creeping ever closer, the composer has incorporated a variety of non-traditional string techniques, including playing behind the bridge, glissando, and instrument body
Inspired by the fertile imagination of childhood, this piece examines the youthful fun of "scary places" that makes our skin tingle! Enjoy this musical portrait of scary, abandoned dwellings, and of the
Inspired by the music of a ghost show on TV, the composer borrowed a fragment of the chord progression he heard and used it as the basis to create this composition. Techniques that give the work interest
No one really knows what's lurking in a mausoleum after dark. This macabre work provides the sounds, atmosphere and impressions that might accompany a visit to a mausoleum in the dead of night. Perfect for
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