Halloween music

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    Gretchen Cover on #155544

    I have been asked to play at a musician’s fund raiser Oct. 28. The theme is Halloween music. I am playing “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter

    patricia-jaeger on #155545

    In the Hall of the Mountain King-Grieg.

    Danse Macabre- Saint-Saens

    Music from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”- Dukas

    “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” (watch and listen on You Tube”)

    You could arrange the spooky bits from pieces like this and make a medley, perhaps, with added sound effects of your choosing, including swooshes on your bass wires. Consider paper woven between the strings. Bring along a small mallet-played wooden toy; small blown instrument like ocarina, etc. Have great fun! Record it to save for next time!

    alice-freeman on #155546

    Mitch Landy has a whole book of “Spooky Tunes – Suite for Lever Harp, Opus 18” that are cute effects, but not familiar melodies. (http://www.harpguy.com/comp.html) — written for intermediate players

    — Alice from windy Wyoming

    alice-freeman on #155547

    Melody’s has that book (the Suite)

    helen-rudd on #155548

    Rouet by Hasselmans has always sounded Halloweenish to me and is easy to play.

    Gretchen Cover on #155549

    Thank you everyone for such great suggestions.

    Sid Humphreys on #155550

    I’ve played through “The Nightmare Before Christmas” collection, at least three are playable as harp solo. “Something’s Up With Jack” is my favorite but does better if you slow it down.

    Gretchen Cover on #155551

    I went to Mitch Landy’s website, http://www.harpguy.com and found another great Halloween piece. It is Funeral March for a Dead Marionette, otherwise known to harpists older than 50 as the Alfred Hitchcock theme song.

    Sid Humphreys on #155552

    *scream* forget Nightmare Before Christmas! I just found my copy and played through it again. I forgot about all the pedal changes and harmonics I had to do to make it work! Sorry I threw that one out there.

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