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Halloween Again!
Get out your Goblins!
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It's the month of Halloween, again!🤗 

...get out your Goblins? 

I've been poking around for something to play for Halloween that I could REALLY get into! 

HOW ABOUT YOU? 

Are any of you working on a Halloween piece this month?

I'm still really interested in John William's "Devil Dance", from the film "Witches of Eastwick", so guess it's time for me to get serious about learning at least part of it. 

Found this rolling sheet music, but it's pretty hard to see. 🧐 

Devil's Dance - John Williams - Rolling Sheet Music

I went ahead and ordered the Hall Leonard sheet music, but in the meantime - I have this video where I can clearly see some fingers!  

Starikov Stepan - John Williams - Devil's Dance

Dracula Coming Out Of Grave Emoticons

There have been many music suggestions proposed for past HALLOWEENS - check this out to get ideas! 

Maybe It's Time For Halloween - Thread

 

...feelin' a Party coming on!  (hint, hint)

 

Seriously thinking of changing my Mortimer's name to 'Goblin'... he's mischievous (I blame him for bad intonation), except - he's definitely not grotesque... okay, maybe no name change. 🤔 

- Emily

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There is SOOOO much good Spooky, Haunting, Creepy music to be found in the Film industry - PURRFECT for Halloween! 

I had started another thread, but better suited for here - so transplanting my 4 posts. 

 

Horror Film music has it's roots in Classical music, just not all Film music is Classical. 

Found a great article at the Pasha Blog, that gives a good comparison. 

Classical Music vs. Film Music: The Differences Between The 2 Art Forms

This upcoming FM GP had me thinking about music for this Autumn & Halloween.  I had almost forgot about the great John Williams music in the film, "The Witches of Eastwick". 

Here's a performance by Stepan Starikov playing "Devil's Dance", that makes me believe Classical music is still alive in Film... and it's for the Violin!  

Devil's Dance - Witches of Eastwick

 

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I didn't need to see the movie to enjoy this (but I do love it)! 

🤔...  I'm this 🤏 close to chucking all my current music - to start learning this piece! 

- Emily

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I wasn't sure about the difference between a "Film Score" and a "Soundtrack", because I remember the 1st time I sent away for a "Soundtrack Album" - only to find out that the music I really wanted, wasn't even included! 😖 

This article from Soundtrack Academy explains: 

Score vs. Soundtrack - What's The Difference?

When a studio releases a “soundtrack album” it’s entirely their decision what they put on it.

 

The decision of what to include on a soundtrack album (sometimes called an “OST” for “Original SoundTrack”) is mostly commercial.

For example, some film scores are hugely appealing commercially (like most stuff by John Williams).

On the other hand, some films may have a more iconic collection of songs (Guardians of the Galaxy, for instance).

 

 

For this Month of Halloween - I'll jump from "The Witches of Eastwick", over to honor my CRITTER threads, with this favorite of mine! 

The Crow OST - Inertia (Extended unreleased version)

This particular piece was the iconic key to the whole film for me - composed by Graeme Revell! 

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When I listen to a film score, especially a Horror Film score, I understand it's supposed to enhance the viewing of a Movie, but I want to hear something unique that helps me remember the Film! 

Once I leave the theater, I want some of that music stuck in my head.

So, if I'm considering Film Scores for Halloween, I'll share these - because they were never suggested in the GP thread. 

Here's tracks 9 & 10 from "Van Helsing", composed by Alan Silvestri!  

Ball Fanfare

All Hallow's Eve Ball

 

 

I actually might be able to learn to play this, now!

- Emily

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Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas" is a great example of a Film Score based on a collection of songs. 

Danny Elfman was the genius composer behind the songs and lyrics for this film. 

Here's 2 great covers of "Sally's Song". 

Sally's Song- A Nightmare Before Christmas [Violin Cover] - FeyViolin

Samantha Gillogly did a nice blend of 2 Halloween Movie Hits! 

Sally's Song ("The Nightmare Before Christmas") / Sarah's Theme ("Hocus Pocus") - Violin cover

Lyrics:

I sense there's something in the wind
It feels like tragedy's at hand
And though I'd like to stand by him,
Can't shake this feeling that I have;
The worst is just around the bend

And does he notice, my feelings for him?
And will he see, how much he means to me?
I think it's not to be...

What will become of my dear friend?
Where will his actions lead us then?
Although I'd like to join the crowd,
In their enthusiastic cloud,
Try as I may it doesn't last

And will we ever, end up together?

Oh...

And will we ever,
End up together?
No, I think not, it's never to become,
For I am not... the one 

(songlyrics.com)

The basic tune is EASY!

Violin Tutorial! 

Sallys Song en Violín - How to Play, Tutorial, Como Tocar - Manukesman

 

@Mouse , @Ilona - You might enjoy this!

GREAT CELLO Tutorial!  Sheet music at musescore.com!

How to Play SALLY'S SONG on CELLO - Jonathan Humphries

 

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/SxCgDvfucZs/maxresdefault.jpg

 

...almost Halloween!

- Emily

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Katy Adelson has a couple of GREAT Halloween violin Tutorials! 

 

Halloween Reel (an Ed Pearlman tune) - Katy Adelson Fiddle Tutorial

Hobgoblin's Waltz ~ Fiddle Tune Tutorial by Katy Adelson

 

Here's somewhat of a Tutorial (bare bones, played slowly) for a Québécois tune composed by Jean Duval, "Gigue de l'Halloween" - but, no idea who is playing this!

SPDTQ - violon - Gigue de l'Halloween (Halloween Jig)

Rolling Sheet Music at Fiddle Castro - this may be off a bit, because a 'gigue' and a 'jig' are NOT the same! 

Halloween Jig

 

 

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🎃 Found a REALLY nice 3-part Reel Tutorial in Em, by Darach de Brun - purrfect for Halloween! 

The Witches' Coven - Halloween - Reel - Violin - Play Along Tab Tutorial (Fiddling With My Whistle)

The Witches' Coven (Reel) - The Session Sheet Music

🎃 Here's a little Halloween fun at Julia Watkins Music! 

What if Michael Myers Played the Violin

🎃 Halloween Orchestra performance!  Orquesta de cuerda de la escuela de música Andrés Isasi-Getxo, "Witches Fiddle"

Witch's fiddle - Robert Buckley

Witch's Fiddle by Robert Buckley - Sheet Music video (Hal Leonard Orchestra)

🎃 How about Scottish tune, befitting Halloween?  Performed by Zachary Johnston. 

The Witches (Reel)

The Witches Reel - The Session Sheet Music in Edor

 

🎃 Also, for the previous post, here's the super easy sheet music, at The Session, for "Gigue de l'Halloween" - it's in Bm! 

The Halloween Jig - EASY Sheet Music

🎃 AND, here's The Session sheet music for "Halloween Reel" - it's in Dm! 

Halloween Reel - Sheet Music

 

 

Witch one will YOU try? 

...don't forget to check out the great Fiddlerman Halloween Theme Tutorials!

- Emily

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Here's a challenging Classical piece for Halloween
Dance of The Goblins! 

Christian Li (Australia) was 12 years old, last year when he performed this - even amazing at it the previous year!

Bazzini: La ronde des Lutins - Christian Li

Take a look at the sheet music - Chloë Hanslip playing. 

Sheet Music - Chloë Hanslip plays Bazzini - La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25 (Dance of the Goblins)

 

 

 

...some of us can only aspire. 🎃 

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Remember this Movie?

Here's the Dunne Family Fiddlers (and Cellists), playing the Gremlin Rag!

 

Found CELLO DUET sheet music at musescore.com! 

Gremlin Rag - Cello Duet Sheet Music

Well, Kevin's still banging around in here, making all sorts of noise while he replaces the floor where the Hot Water heater blew up - be nice to have hot water back again. (lol) 

Anyway, hoping he finishes up tomorrow - so I can relax & record something. 

 

...wondering if I have Gremlins in the house - playing terrible tricks on us for Halloween! 

- Emily

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I always want to learn more Halloween 'mood' music.

For an Alternative Rock Band from London (England), Thenewno2 composed a really wonderful score for the film, "Beautiful Creatures" (2013)!  This is surprising, because the setting of this gothic, romance fantasy is South Carolina, here in the US - and strings were used pretty heavily throughout the score.   Suppose I shouldn't be too surprised, with Dhani Harrison being a founding member of the group - guess the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree, after all!

The story centers around two fated characters, Lena & Ethan - Lena is basically a cursed-from-birth "Caster" (aka. Witch), who's life may be doomed when she turns 16.  The film presents a friendship & love unfold between Ethan and Lena, that may prevent this from happening. 

The score really makes this movie - LOVE IT! 

Here's a couple of my favorites, but the whole soundtrack is GREAT!

Make It Home (Ridley's Siren Remix) - Thenewno2

Run To Me (feat. Ben Harper and Liela Moss)

Beautiful Creatures OST - Lena's Magic/The Love Theme

 

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This happens to me every year - I never get Holiday stuff started early enough. 

Maybe I'll start keeping Holiday music in focus ALL year, because I'm just starting to remember a bunch of cool music from films that I'd love to learn for Halloween time - or anytime. 

- Emily

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So, I'm the only one in the Halloween music mood
...besides SharonC?  

 

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