Witching Hour


In the dark of the night, the clock strikes: it’s Witching Hour! This spooky, ghostly original piano solo sets the perfect tone for the spookiest holiday of the year. In the music you’ll hear the call from beyond the veil, the casting of magical spells to awaken the dead, the mysteriously eerie movements of supernatural beings, and progressively faster tempo changes until the end, when the dead fall back into their quiet slumber before first light. Set in the challenging key of G-sharp minor with frequent double sharps and transitions between minor and diminished passages, advancing pianists will love the spellbinding twists and turns. “Witching Hour” is an excellent choice for a Halloween performance piece.

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Holiday, Halloween, Contemporary


Late Intermediate/Early Advanced


G-sharp minor



Teaching Tools

minor key, double sharps, accidentals, challenging key signature, rolled chords, ledger lines, dotted eighth notes, chords, chord inversions, voices, dynamics, pedal, staccato, lifts, tenuto, LH treble, ritardando, tempo changes, trills, thirty-second notes, LH melody (some sections), diminished chords, broken chords, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, octaves

Largest Interval (for hand span)

P8 (with full 4-note chords)


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