Halloween Music for Trombone Compilation

A collection of spooky and atmospheric pieces for halloween in arrangements for Trombone with piano accompaniment. Easy to Advanced Level

1.   Chopin  -  Funeral March

With more than a touch of graveyard lugubriousness, this piece is probably the most famous of all funeral marches. It has been used at the funerals of politicians such as John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill as well as appearing many times in popular culture.

Chopin, Frederic

Funeral March

2.   Grieg  -  In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

The popular theme was made famous by Disney's Fantasia. Grieg intended it to depict a creepy underground world full of trolls and goblins - the perfect soundtrack for trick or treating!

Grieg, Edvard

In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

3.   Dukas  -  The Sorcerers Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier) is a symphonic poem inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1797 poem of the same name. Used in the Walt Disney 1940 animated film Fantasia has led to the piece becoming widely known among children.

The Sorcerers Apprentice

4.   Gounod  -  Funeral March of a Marionette (Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

The Funeral March of a Marionette (Marche funebre d'une marionnette) is a short piece by Charles Gounod. It was written in 1872 for solo piano and orchestrated in 1879. It is perhaps best known as the theme music for the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which originally aired from 1955 to 1965.

Gounod, Charles

Funeral March of a Marionette (Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

5.   Mussorgsky  -  Night on the Bare Mountain

Mussorgsky's "Night on the Bare Mountain" is a dramatic and exciting depiction of a witches' sabbath. One of the most famous works in the classical repertoire it was also used to great effect in Walt Disney's Fantasia.

Mussorgsky, Modest

Night on the Bare Mountain

6.   Wagner  -  Ride of the Valkyries

"The Ride of the Valkyries" is a depiction of the transportation of fallen heroes to Valhalla at the opening of the third act of Wagner's opera "Die Walküre" (premiered 1870). After the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" it is probably the most famous music the composer wrote. It has been used a number of times in popular culture, most famously in the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now," where the 1/9 Air Cavalry squadron plays it on helicopter-mounted loudspeakers during their assault on a Viet Cong-controlled village as psychological warfare and to motivate their own troops.

Wagner, Richard

Ride of the Valkyries

7.   David Bruce  -  Creak, Crunch, Scream!

Written by 8notes founder, David Bruce, this piece mixes a mournful tune, with sudden petrifying interjections. Welcome to Fright Club!

Bruce, David

Creak, Crunch, Scream!

8.   Hans Engelmann  -  Hallowe'en Dance

If you're looking for a spook-tacular dance that seems to depict a whole host of creatures of the night, this piece is it. Engelmann himself is not so well known today, but he was a hugely prolific composer of educational music. Let's hope his lessons weren't as scary as this!

Engelmann, Hans

Hallowe'en Dance

9.   Kullak  -  Grandmother Tells a Ghost-Story (Grossmutter erzahlt eine schauerliche Geschichte.) Op. 81. No. 3

If you've ever been told a ghost story by someone close to you, you'll recognise the creeping feeling of fascination and dread as you listen. This piece captures that atmosphere really well. The composer Theodor Kullak was also known as a great teacher.

Kullak, Theodor

Grandmother Tells a Ghost-Story (Grossmutter erzahlt eine schauerliche Geschichte.) Op. 81. No. 3

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