This Halloween rag by Hans Engelmann is tons of fun! This arrangement is an adaptation of the main minor key theme across different octave ranges for a fully minor Halloween experience. It has also been simplified for intermediate level players (shorter LH jumps, smaller chords, etc.). It’s a delightfully fun ragtime piece and a great choice for a Halloween performance or party.
Accessible for smaller hands: Includes stepping open octaves in LH, but all jumps and chords have been adapted/condensed for reachability (all chord harmonies are 6ths or smaller).
This is an early intermediate piano arrangement of the opening theme to Schubert’s “Erlkönig” (inspired by the haunting Goethe poem). It’s simplified for early intermediate level, but still filled with interesting technical challenges such as repeat note fingerings in both hands (3-2-1-3-2-1), LH melody, and quick repeating harmonies (loose wrists!). Dramatic and intense, it’s a fantastic classical piece for the Halloween season.
Accessible for smaller hands: No large jumps, and all chord harmonies are 6ths or smaller. Also includes four open octaves for LH (if the pianist cannot reach, play the lower note only).
A beautiful intermediate level arrangement of Carol of the Bells. Set in the popularly sung key of G minor, this arrangement uses ringing pedal, building LH patterns, complex dynamics, and rich chord harmonies and voices to produce a rewarding arrangement that even early to mid intermediate level pianists can enjoy. This arrangement is perfect for pianists of all ages and is a great choice for a holiday recital or performance.
Taran-Tango is a flashy showpiece piano solo for late intermediate to early advanced level. It smoothly blends together Tarantella and Tango rhythms into an exciting dance filled with polyrhythms. Played allegro con fuoco, this original composition is a fantastically energetic performance piece.
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!
This intermediate arrangement is for pianists who love a big, fast sound! It begins with a dramatic feel, a bold RH bass melody in F minor supported by deep open octaves in LH. Open octaves and fifths continue throughout, with sporadic chord harmonies and contemporary progressions to balance the fast-moving melody. The climax builds in intensity to a rising key change before settling mysteriously into a deep, somber finish. This arrangement makes a flashy Holiday performance showpiece.
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 late intermediate to early advanced Halloween piano solo is perfect for a Halloween recital piece or and will get everyone in the mood for something delightfully spooky!
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 early intermediate students (especially during Halloween season) and makes a great choice for a jazz piano recital piece!