You enter a dark, scary forest. The trees are huge and block out the sun. It seems like danger is lurking behind every tree and the whole world is about to close in on you…But then you find your way to a sunny clearing. The sun streams through the tree branches, and you hear birds singing merrily. Your fear dissipates as the forest becomes warm, inviting, and peaceful.
This is the “Eintritt in den Wald” or “Entry into the Forest” theme from Richard Strauss’s epic tone poem “Alpine Symphony”. This elementary piano arrangement begins dramatically in C minor, builds in intensity, and then the mood suddenly shifts for a calmer, more peaceful ending in C Major. This arrangement uses an extensive key range with octave changes, cross-hand arpeggios, and pedal for a grand, full sound. Best for mid to late beginner level and a fantastic choice for a recital piece.
This old New Zealand sea ballad has recaptured the attention of modern audiences — and for good reason! Like many sailor songs and sea shanties, Wellerman has a memorable melody with interesting rhythms that perfectly fit a ship and crew sailing across the ocean waves. This arrangement for early to mid intermediate piano will suit students of any age.
One of the most memorable and recognizable musical themes from the Tim Burton Disney film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”!
This is an “easy piano” arrangement written in large print. It modulates between A minor, G minor, and C minor (with no key signatures; all flats and sharps are written as accidentals). Some finger numbers are included to assist with hand movement and arpeggios. Written for late elementary pianists and accessible for smaller hands. Great to play during both Halloween and Christmas seasons.
Note: Sheet music has been updated and no longer includes a D.S. al Coda as shown in the video (the repeated section has been written into the music instead).
The iconic Halloween song from the Tim Burton Disney film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”! This is an early intermediate piano solo arrangement, written in large print. Includes multiple key changes (all flats and sharps are written as accidentals, no key signatures). Also includes some courtesy accidentals. Can be played by smaller hands. Fun to play during both Halloween and Christmas seasons!