From Disney and Tim Burton's hit film "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Danny Elfman's quirky, spooky tune is a terrific program choice for both Halloween and holiday-themed concerts. Students will be
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
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 clock strikes midnight, a ghostly fiddler plays eerie tones, and skeletons dance until the rooster crows at dawn. Perfect for Halloween or as a change of pace for any time of year!
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
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
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
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
Written especially for your next Halloween concert, this medley features two great spooky classical themes and a modern "classic" including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; A Night on Bald Mountain
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