Whenever we think of Halloween sheet music, it’s easy to think of songs from NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS or piano solos like Tubular Bells from THE EXORCIST. While there is no shortage of spooky movie sheet music, it can be pretty challenging to think of contemporary or classical piano solos that have a somber or scary theme.
We came up with twenty piano solos that we think are pretty scary. Many of these are by your favorite classical sheet music composers including Ludwig Van Beethoven, Edvard Grieg and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
When we were looking into our collection of sheet music for these scary piano solos, we realized that many of these compositions are in minor keys. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, for example, is extremely scary when played on the organ.
The complexity of the arrangements we have listed here ranges from easy piano to advanced. Which of these scary piano solos have you played? Which do you want to learn how to play?
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach Digital sheet music
- Danse Macabre by C. Saint-Saens Digital sheet music
- Hungarian Dance No. 5 by J. Brahms Digital sheet music
- William Tell Overture by G. Rossini Digital sheet music
- Totentanz by F. Listz Sheet music book
- Funeral March (for French Horn and Piano) by E. Grieg Sheet music book
- Lacrymosa (from Requiem) by W. Mozart Digital sheet music
- Sonata No 17 in D Minor, Op 31, No 2 (Tempest) by L.V. Beethoven Sheet music book
- Pictures at an Exhibition by M.P. Mussorgsky Sheet music book
- Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 22 by A. Ginastera Sheet music book
- Opus 31, Prelude No. 8 by C.V. Alkan Sheet music book
- The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by S. Rachmaninoff Sheet music book
- Sonata No. 9 by A.N. Scriabin Sheet music book
- Funeral March of a Marionette by C.F. Gounod Digital sheet music
- Theme Song from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by P. Dukas Digital sheet music
- Sonata in C Minor Pathetique by L.V. Beethoven Digital sheet music
- Moonlight Sonata 1. Adagio Sostenuto by L.V. Beethoven Digital Sheet Music
- In the Hall of the Mountain King by E. Grieg Digital Sheet Music
- Symphony No 5 by L.V. Beethoven Digital sheet music
- Shadow Dance Op. 39, No. 8 by E.A. Macdowell Digital sheet music