Classical, Scary Piano Solos Perfect for Halloween

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
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Song Requests in The Whole Note

Are you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This television show, created by Joss Whedon, was about a teenage slayer who hunts vampires. Certain episodes were risky, creative endeavors that pushed the boundaries of this paranormal show. For example, Hush was an episode nominated for an Emmy with very little dialogue. Once More With Feeling was a musical episode that is widely popular, even to this day. The lyrics were part of the episode’s story, so characters often broke out into song. Of course, there were also a few random blurbs in the show that added a little bit of silliness, too. With music and lyrics written by Joss
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Halloween Movies and Sheet Music

Isn’t it amazing how spooky a piano can be? Songwriters have been composing piano sheet music for everything from creepy TV shows to somber classical music. There are quite a few movies with eerie theme songs like Tubular Bells from THE EXORCIST or the Main Theme from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. There are also quite a few songs that weren’t initially written to be used in scary movies, but were used to highlight different scenes. ZOMBIELAND is one example of a film that uses several existing songs. (If you’re interested, we have quite a bit of ZOMBIELAND sheet music that you can look through.) In ZOMBIELAND’s case, the music is a
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Spooky Broadway Shows, $1 Off Treat and More in The Whole Note

In this edition of The Whole Note, we’d like to turn your attention to the sound and stage. Do you know what’s lurking behind the curtain? We do! There are several Broadway shows that are perfect for Halloween. Whether they inspire you to dress up in costume or sing a little tune, we think you might get a kick out of these shows. SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Broadway show that first appeared on stage in the late 1970s. Based on a character from the Penny Dreadful serial novel from the mid-1860s, this spooky barber cut more than his client’s hair. Assisted by Mrs. Lovett
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Ghosts, Vampires and Halloween Sheet Music!

Isn’t it hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner? Whether you’re carving Jack-o’-lanterns or visiting a haunted house, don’t forget that October is the perfect time to tickle your ivories with some spooky Halloween songs! One song you might be interested in reading more about is our post about the Monster Mash song history. Monster Mash is one of several songs featured on our Halloween sheet music page, and it’s also one of the Top 25 Best-Selling Halloween Songs from 2007, too. From Harry Potter sheet music to Creepy Theme Songs from Old TV Shows, we have a huge selection of Halloween sheet music for you to
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Sheet Music for Harry Potter Movies

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise. Based on the books by author J.K. Rowling, in this film Ron, Hermione and Harry enter their sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unlike the other films, the villains in the Half Blood Prince are even more prevalent in both the wizarding and the “muggle” world, creating a chaotic school year for the characters fans have come to know and love. As Dumbledore and Harry race to unlock the secrets to Lord Voldemort’s past, new characters like Narcissa Malfoy are introduced to complicate matters while old characters like Severus Snape seem
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Read about the Song History behind “Monster Mash”

Musicnotes.com is proud to feature an article about the song “Monster Mash.” This brilliantly-written article has been brought to you by the HFA, and has been reprinted with permission. For more about the HFA, be sure to visit the HFA website. Behind the Song: “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and Lenny Capizzi Written by David Schneider, HFA Publisher Services Agent For almost 50 years, as Halloween season rolls around, a quirky, infectious tune starts pulsating through sound-systems across the country. “Monster Mash” first topped the charts on October 20, 1962, and it has remained a favorite ever since. The enduring appeal of the song can be attributed not only
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New Halloween Sheet Music Page and Spooky Hits!

Whether you enjoy Trick-or-Treating, watching scary movies or going out to a Halloween party, Musicnotes.com has a ton of great sheet music perfect for October 31st. You may recall I mentioned we were making some changes to Musicnotes.com and to the blog. One of the changes we made was to our Halloween sheet music page. We organized the page by the type of music we offered, featuring spooky theme songs from TV and movies, great Halloween selections for kids, classical music and broadway hits. I had mentioned creepy TV theme songs earlier this week, and I’ll be sharing a few more sheet music recommendations throughout the month in addition to
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