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. 🧐
I went ahead and ordered the Hall Leonard sheet music!
There have been many music suggestions proposed for past Halloweens - check this out to get ideas!
...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. 🤔
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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
This particular piece was the iconic key to the whole "The Crow" film for me - composed by Graeme Revell!
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!
I actually might be able to learn to play this, now!
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".
Samantha Gillogly did a nice blend of 2 Halloween Movie Hits!
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?
And will we ever,
End up together?
No, I think not, it's never to become,
For I am not... the one
The basic tune is EASY!
@Mouse , @Ilona - You might enjoy this!
GREAT CELLO Tutorial! Sheet music at musescore.com!
Katy Adelson has a couple of GREAT Halloween violin Tutorials!
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!
Play-along Sheet Music at Fiddle Castro - a 'gigue' and a 'jig' are NOT the same... have to look at this closer!
🎃 Found a REALLY nice 3-part Reel Tutorial in Em, by Darach de Brun - purrfect for Halloween!
🎃 Here's a little Halloween fun at Julia Watkins Music!
🎃 Halloween Orchestra performance! Orquesta de cuerda de la escuela de música Andrés Isasi-Getxo, "Witches Fiddle".
🎃 How about Scottish tune, befitting Halloween? Performed by Zachary Johnston.
🎃 Also, for the previous post, here's the super easy sheet music, at The Session, for "Gigue de l'Halloween" - it's in Bm!
🎃 AND, here's The Session sheet music for "Halloween Reel" - it's in Dm!
Witch one will YOU try?
...don't forget to check out the great Fiddlerman Halloween Theme Tutorials!
Remember this Movie?
Here's the Dunne Family Fiddlers (and Cellists), playing the Gremlin Rag!
Found CELLO DUET sheet music at musescore.com!
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!
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!
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.
Vintage Halloween Music!
- 00:00 Jeepers Creepers- Al Donohue & Paula Kelly
- 02:22 Spooks- Louis Armstrong
- 04:58 Mysterious Mose- Don Neely
- 08:01 The Yodelin' Ghost- Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
- 11:15 Celery Stalks at Midnight- Will Bradley & His Orchestra (this is the original instrumental, and the name comes from the random shout at the end- "celery stalks along the highway", which I think was just a riff on a newspaper headline or something that read Death Stalks The Highway. Maybe it was a traffic safety ad)
- 14:32 This October- The Four Freshmen
- 16:46 Halloween- Betty Grable
- 19:54 Dance the Devil Away- Arden & Ohman
- 22:57 Skeleton In the Closet- Putney Dandridge
- 25:30 I'm the Boogie Man- Todd Rollins
- 28:33 The Ghost of Smokey Joe- Cab Calloway
- 31:18 White Ghost Shivers- The New Orleans Owls
- 34:04 Devil With the Devil- Larry Clinton
- 36:33 Nightmare- Cab Calloway
- 39:19 Punky Punkin- Roy Rogers
This is more nostalgic music for Halloween, not quite as vintage, but fun to listen to, maybe while passing out candy or just relaxing - after all the children are done Trick-or-Treating. (lol)
Music to Be Murdered By The Alfred Hitchcock Memorial Orchestra - Rockin' in the Graveyard Album
Side A: Take me to the Graveyard
- Goblin - Withy (1980) / Vincent Price - How to See Ghosts or Surely Bring Them to You (1976)
- The Moontrekkers - Bogey Man (1963)
- King Horror - Frankenstein (1970)
- Hank Levine & the Blazers - Midnight (195?)
- Boomer & Travis - Foul Owl On The Prowl (1967)
- The Executioners - Guillotine (~1965)
- John Zacherle - Ghoul View Commercial (1958)
- Frog - Witch Hunt (1973)
- Chance Halladay - Deep Sleep (1959)
- Peter Van Wood - Ghost Party (1964)
- Vic Plati Quintet - Chiller (1965)
- Maggie Jones - Suicide Blues (1934)
Side B: Watch it When you hear me Growl
- Hot Blood - Baby Frankie Stein (1977)
- Tommy Collins - Black Cat (1957)
- Pete Drake - The Spook (1964)
- Riz Ortolani - Savage Rite (1980)
- Gene Moss - Ghoul Days (1964)
- Louie Ramirez - The_Boogie Man (1967)
- Don Sargent and The Buddies - Voodoo Kiss (1959)
- Stefano Torossi - Omicidio per Vocazione (1968)
- Round Robin - I'm The Wolf Man (1966)
- The Essex (?) - Cemetery Stomp (?) (196?)
- The Bollock Brothers - Drac's Back (1979)
- Charles Manson - Look at Your Game Girl (1970)
The Kaptain Carbon YouTube Channel has an AMAZING collection of these Vintage Obscura Halloween album videos to enjoy!
Featuring music submitted by Reddit's r/vintageobscura community. Mixed by Kaptain Carbon and featuring forgotten oddities in psych, library, novelty, country, folk, r&b, and soundtracks.
🎃 - Emily
...a little surprise entertainment?
Much more of these at the Postmodern Jukebox YouTube Channel!
I just HAD to throw this in for us Cat people!
Here's some great vintage Halloween Jazz
paired with old film footage!