• Autumn Wind

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    Like the mysterious autumn wind, this music whirls and gusts with rubato, sending the colorful fall leaves blowing through the air. It changes directions constantly as it modulates between minor, dorian, lydian, major, and various other keys and modes. Autumn Wind is a uniquely beautiful and expressive fall piano solo for late intermediate to early advanced piano.

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  • Trick-or-Treating

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    Trick-or-Treating captures the playful spirit of Halloween. Staccato passages feel like mischievous children in costume tiptoeing from house to house (will they play a trick or get a treat?!), followed by dramatic unisons, octaves, and full four-note chords that absolutely scream, “THIS IS HALLOWEEN!” This mid- to late intermediate Halloween piano solo is perfect for a Halloween recital piece or and will get everyone in the mood for something delightfully spooky!

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  • Groovin’ with the Grim Reaper

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    After a hard day’s work collecting dying souls, the Grim Reaper goes dancing to liven things up! This fast and fun groove has a repeating bass line featuring G minor blues and fast, swinging treble rhythms and chords. Groovin’ with the Grim Reaper is a lot of fun for late beginner/early intermediate students (especially during Halloween season) and makes a great choice for a jazz piano recital piece!

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  • Spellbound

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    “Come, listen closely to the secret I will tell about a sorceress who’s casting magic spells…”

    Enjoy this spellbinding witchy tale for beginner piano! Beginners will love the lyrics and learn to extend beyond 5-finger position with this bewitching melody that will make any listener fall under the sorceress’s spell.

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  • Skeleton Dance (Piano Solo Version)

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    Skeleton Dance is SO much fun to play! Heavy swing, syncopated rhythms, LH stride, grace notes, big chords — this is a definite favorite for a Halloween advanced piano solo. It’s a great showpiece for a Halloween piano recital.

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  • Cobwebs in the Sky

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    I came across this nursery rhyme one day and immediately knew it needed to be set to music. This original composition tells the story of the old woman sweeping the cobwebs up in the sky, with waltz chord patterns and a mysterious descending chromatic melody. Performs well as a recital piece for Halloween or any time of year.

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  • Sneaky Black Cat

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    Any cat lover will have a blast playing this late beginner original composition. Sneaky Black Cat exhibits very cat-like behavior, with unexpected trills, dynamic changes, staccatos, accents, and more. It really feels like a cat walking and pouncing along the piano keys. Sneaky Black Cat is a great beginner piano piece for Halloween or any time of year.

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  • Mister Pumpkinhead

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    The monster under the bed takes on a whole new concept with Mister Pumpkinhead, whose attempts to scare the little ones are met with offerings of friendship and candy. Beginner pianists will love hearing his story and playing his bouncy original song filled with repeating patterns and spooky-sounding minor thirds and seconds. This is a fantastic choice for a beginner performance piece at an autumn or Halloween piano recital.

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  • Diminished

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    With a calm start that increase in volume and speed, Diminished is an unusually fun beginner waltz. RH and LH take turns playing broken chords in minor and diminished forms, changing octaves and dynamics to add mystery. Beginner pianists will love the fortissimo finish that is “as fast as possible”! This is a great original composition to help students channel their Halloween excitement!

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  • Stormy Night

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    It was a dark and stormy night — lightning flashes, thunder crashes, pouring rain, pounding hail. Late beginner to early intermediate pianists will love how Stormy Night captures this moody, dark scene, perfect for Halloween music. In this original composition, RH takes on the role of the rain and hail while LH controls the thundering melody. Octave changes and harmonic intervals help with keyboard awareness and reading skills, while the quick tempo and dynamics develop musical expression.

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  • The Villain’s Theme (Character Theme)

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    In countless old cartoons, the Villain’s Theme introduced the “bad guy” for audiences everywhere. This widely recognized musical refrain has been arranged here for beginner pianists, complete with staccatos, eighth note 2nds (instead of trills), and octave changes for added drama. Beginners will love taking on the role of the villain!

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  • Moonlit Walk

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    Moonlit Walk is a somber beginner piece in C minor. It has moving melodic lines in both hands, played in turn so that the two hands are not moving simultaneously and so that beginners can focus their attention on the moving hand. It also has atypical hand positions (instead of both in C), all intervals are steps or skips (except one), and finger numbers are only included occasionally to help develop reading skills. Moonlit Walk is a contemporary beginner Halloween piece that is smooth, serious, and sad in tone.

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  • Nightfall Medley (Gurlitt and Mozart)

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    These musical themes from Gurlitt’s etude (“The Storm” or “Night Escape”) and Mozart’s Great G Minor Symphony are famously recognized for their intense, dramatic energy. This medley combines them into an early intermediate piano classical performance piece. Starting with Gurlitt’s etude, it weaves in the motif from Mozart’s symphony, transitions fully into the symphony theme, then concludes with a robust merger of the two for a bold finish. It is an excellent choice for a classical piano recital piece for intermediate level.

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  • Funeral March (Chopin) (Beginner)

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    One of the most recognizable and ominous-sounding classical themes, this theme from Chopin’s Funeral March is Halloween ready! Beginners will love the drama of this intense music, arranged here with steady repeating LH minor 2nds and RH melody that occasionally changes octaves or adds a few simple harmony notes. With dynamics ranging pianissimo to fortissimo, this piece helps beginner pianists develop interpretation, expression, and performance skills while having plenty of fun scaring the neighbors.

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  • Grandmother Tells a Ghost Story (Kullak)

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    Kullak’s “Grandmother Tells a Ghost Story” is a great Halloween character piece for intermediate students. In this newly edited edition, it is easy to picture the scene as Grandma tells a chilling ghost story from when she was a little girl, with stops, shocks, spooks, and all, finally ending with a too-quiet “nighty night”… This is a fun choice for a fall piano recital piece.

    All Original Classics are historic works, reformatted and edited for readability and accessibility for today’s pianists.

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  • The Ghost in the Fireplace (Kullak)

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    Kullak’s “The Ghost in the Fireplace” (or “The Ghost Up the Chimney”) is a fun Halloween-time piece. This newly edited edition is ideal for early intermediate or very late beginner students and evolves through several musical themes, including repeating spooky chromatic passages, a waltz-like middle section, and sad lonely harmonic sixths. Great choice for a fall piano recital piece.

    All Original Classics are historic works, reformatted and edited for readability and accessibility for today’s pianists.

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  • Ballade (Burgmüller)

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    Burgmüller’s “Ballade” is a popular piece with interesting contrasting musical themes. This newly revised edition is ideal for early intermediate students and develops musical interpretation skills as well as finger technique (especially for the left hand). Because of its mysterious minor introduction and ending, it’s a great choice for a Halloween or fall piano recital piece.

    All Original Classics are historic works, reformatted and edited for readability and accessibility for today’s pianists.

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  • Witches Dance (Kullak)

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    Kullak’s “Witches Dance” is a Halloween-time favorite. This newly revised edition is ideal for early intermediate students who love to play quick, running passages with animated dynamic contrast. Great for a fall piano recital piece.

    All Original Classics are historic works, reformatted and edited for readability and accessibility for today’s pianists.

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  • Time to Trick-or-Treat!

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    Kids look forward to going trick-or-treating every year. The costumes, candy, and spooky atmosphere are always a hit! Beginner pianists who are just getting used to on-staff reading will do well with this Halloweeny 5-finger stepwise melody. Each hand gets the chance to play individual melody lines. Finger numbers are included at the beginning of each line only to help students learn to recognize steps and when notes go up, down, or repeat on the staff.

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  • The Ghost of John

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    Have you seen the ghost of John?! This spooky D-minor melody is one of the few surviving traditional folk songs for Halloween. It is arranged here for early beginner piano and will really help get you into the spooky spirit of the holiday.

    You will receive 1 file with 2 versions (version 2 has the same music but different lyrics).
    Version 1 has the original lyrics about a ghost with long white bones and no skin on.
    Version 2 has new lyrics about a spooky ghost costume (for those students who would find the original lyrics a bit too scary!).

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  • Spooky Spectres

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    At the clang of a mysterious ringing bell, spooky spectres slowly rise from the ground… Before long, the tones of their ghoulish delight can be heard in cacophonous chords and swinging staccato singsong, which gradually compounds and accelerates to supernatural speeds until, with a final clang, the bell calls the spectres back to their resting places.

    Spooky Spectres is a delightful Halloween piece that explores a wide range of musicality for the intermediate pianist, including meter changes, tempo changes, LH melody, precise articulations, and more. It combines the best of a full, advanced musical sound with the spooky fun of the Halloween season. A real crowd pleaser, Spooky Spectres is a great piece to perform, teach, and play just for fun!

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  • Lament

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    Lament is a deeply emotional piano solo written for the late intermediate or early advanced pianist. Broad rolled chords develop into a pained, heartfelt melody with arpeggiated accompaniment, which ultimately progresses into quick and fluid arpeggiation in the Left Hand and large, full chords in the Right Hand. Written as rubato with lots of room for interpretation, this piece is a wonderful opportunity to explore the depth of your musical expression. Lends itself well to a beautiful and emotional performance piece.

    * Both Licenses come with 2 versions: 1 with suggested fingerings and 1 with no fingerings if you prefer to write in your own.

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  • Pumpkin Polka

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    What goes on in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night? All the pumpkins with their fierce jack-o-lantern faces come to life, grinning and cackling gleefully as they dance the Pumpkin Polka! This catchy, bouncy tune features a staccato melody with classic polka accompaniment in energetic cut time. It’s a great, jaunty choice for a late beginner student at a Halloween music recital.

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  • Banshee Boogie

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    This fun, fast, foot-stomping boogie is perfect for a pianist looking to liven up the party. Written in F melodic minor, Banshee Boogie tells the story of an individual who comes across a banshee late a night when suddenly, she starts to dance…and before you know it, you’re joining in! Syncopated rhythms, stomping on the upbeats, lots of articulations, and tone clusters are sure to make this piece a fun challenge for late beginner/early intermediate students during Halloween season. Great choice for a lively fall recital piece!

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