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#1969448 - 10/06/12 01:14 PM Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces
Bluoh Offline
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What are some of the Hallowe'en pieces that you like to use (or that you know of)? They don't have to be Hallowe'en themed; I'm just looking for pieces that convey that type of mood.

Thanks!

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#1969459 - 10/06/12 01:46 PM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
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Here are a few pieces my daughter's teacher had her learn that seems to capture the feel:

- March of the Goblins (Boris Berlin)
- In the hall of the mountain king (Grieg)
- Dance of the trolls (carol klose)
- Witch on the wind (Rosemary Byers)
- Hedwig's theme (from Harry Potter)
- March of the dwarfs (Grieg)


Edited by rlinkt (10/06/12 01:47 PM)

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#1969463 - 10/06/12 01:50 PM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
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Here are some in no particular order:

Noona: Waltz of the One-Eyed Witch

Deanna Walker-Tipps: Gotcha!

Noona: Ghosties in the Graveyard

Mary Elizabeth Clark: Halloween is Coming Soon/My Costume/Monster march/My Cat/ Creatures

Noona: Scaredy-Cat

Christine H. Barden: Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Clark: Costume Waltz/Little Ghost's Birthday Party/Frowning Witch

Joyce Schatz Pease: Prank Goodness

Ruth Perdew: Gremlins in Disguise

Mary Elizabeth Clark: Joack-O-Lantern, Do You Know?/Witches Riding High/Black Cats Prowl on Halloween/ Trick or Treat on our Street

Gary Muhlbach: Fright Night

Nancy Faber: The Ghost in our Piano

Advanced:

Schumann: Fremde Mann, Knecht Ruppert; Hobgoblin

Burgmuller, Ballade from Op 100

Torgussen: In the Night
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#1969662 - 10/07/12 02:38 AM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
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Boogieman (from Album for the Young) by Liebermann

[Yes, Liebermann spelled "Boogeyman" wrong on purpose.]
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#1969744 - 10/07/12 09:40 AM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: AZNpiano]
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Originally Posted By: AZNpiano
Boogieman (from Album for the Young) by Liebermann

[Yes, Liebermann spelled "Boogeyman" wrong on purpose.]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHATRgSzwSU

Your mention of spelling Boogieman captured the imagination of my inner spell checker. I had to look up the origin of "boogeyman". I found out that Liebermann's work went on to inspire K.C. and the Sunshine Band. smile



Edited by Ann in Kentucky (10/07/12 09:45 AM)
Edit Reason: clarity

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#1969745 - 10/07/12 09:40 AM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
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I used Linus and Lucy (Charlie Brown) to play for cake walk at a Halloween party last year and the crowd loved it. I just received an email from Sheetmusicplus.com that they have Halloween music on sale!

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#1969870 - 10/07/12 02:42 PM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
Bluoh Offline
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Awesome, keep them coming, guys! smile

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#1970025 - 10/07/12 08:49 PM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: Bluoh]
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I'm going to move over to the "dark side" and suggest pieces from the Twilight and Harry Potter movies. Students love learning them. They are beautifully arranged, and the Potter "Easy Piano" book is very doable. I also use traditional songs from FJH and Piano Town, esp. level 3. But so far, the biggest draw is Twilight and Potter songs.
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#1970172 - 10/08/12 05:59 AM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: chasingrainbows]
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Arrangements of Bach's famous Toccata (BWV 565).
Gil deBenedetti has the intro (at level 2) and a goodish part of the first part, only moderately simplified at level 4.

Ozzy Osborne - Mr. Crowley

Phantom of the Opera - intro, various recognizable arias

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#1970992 - 10/09/12 08:24 PM Re: Hallowe'en-Spirited Pieces [Re: chasingrainbows]
Bluoh Offline
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Originally Posted By: chasingrainbows
I'm going to move over to the "dark side" and suggest pieces from the Twilight and Harry Potter movies. Students love learning them. They are beautifully arranged, and the Potter "Easy Piano" book is very doable. I also use traditional songs from FJH and Piano Town, esp. level 3. But so far, the biggest draw is Twilight and Potter songs.


Just a quick comment on Twilight, I recall that Debussy's Au Claire de Lune was the theme for one movie, and that stirred a bit of ruckus a while back.

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