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
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
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
Perfect for young orchestras, this Halloween bass-tacular features the entire bass section playing riffs and walking bass lines. The piece is written in first position for violins, violas, and cellos, but
You can't go wrong with this one! Music from a hit movie, composed by John Williams and arranged for your orchestra by Michael Story! The main themes have been wrapped up into one dynamic medley for your
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
Especially well suited for first-year students, this dark-sounding piece will give students a mature, full sound. Written in B natural minor, it utilizes only the notes of the D major scale with easy finger
This wild piece calls for violins and violas to use a one-finger glissando, creating a very eerie effect. Cellos will get to strum three-note chords with their thumb while canonic passages make your
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
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
The movie series returned in the summer of 2016. Here is the timeless theme in a rockin' new arrangement for your young string orchestra. Who ya gonna call? ... Ghostbusters!
Just add Latin percussion and stir for mambo magic! Highlighting the bass section at first, all sections of the orchestra pass around catchy melodies and syncopated rhythms. The set also includes Viola
Though perfect for Halloween, Arachnid's Lair can be performed any time of year. The dark, subtle introduction with molto crescendos and decrescendos hint at the sinister plan an arachnid has for
Zombies are everywhere these days - at least in songs, movies, and on TV! This original piece is a tip of the hat to the wildly popular sci-fi craze. Written for first year orchestra students, Zombie
Twist and turn through a labyrinth of shadows to reveal pieces and passages from classical music's most mysterious themes, including In the Hall of the Mountain King; Night on Bald Mountain and
Your young string players will love playing this arrangement from the long-awaited movie! From the pen of John Williams, Hedwig's Theme and Harry's Wondrous World combine to make this a
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
Bring the creepy monsters into the moonlight! Haunted Halloween is a piece for young orchestra set in 3/4 meter in E minor. Set in first position, with a little second-position shifting in the
Inspired by a photo of a ghostly, forgotten ballroom in Shanghai, Phantom Waltz is a melancholy echo of the past. This 6/8 piece features two solo cellos, melodramatic melodies,...
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!
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