Quick and Quirky Halloween

Instrumental, Seasonal

Creative Vision for the Track:
“Did you hear the one about the skeleton who went into a bar and ordered a pitcher of beer and a mop?”

I’ve been doing a lot of teaching elementary school students beginning piano. It’s fun to see them react to very visual music particularly around holidays. Picture a Skeleton’s Prom, if you will!

With Halloween next weekend I tossed together a short (one minute long), simple, fun, rhythmic, visual, musical ort for their Trick-Or-Treat bags.

Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc):
Key: Largely C minor.
Orchestration: Other than the intentionally obnoxious cowbell halfway through I used wooden based percussion and woodwinds.

Main Instruments used:
Xylophone, Marimba, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano, Harpsichord, Vibratslap (what Halloween piece is complete without some Vibraslap?)

Jaunty Halloween – Stan Bann

Enjoy! Have Fun!


It gave me Oompa Loompa vibes - I dig it

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Thanks, Douglas! Glad you enjoyed it!

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I love Halloween, very cool holiday!!

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Agreed, Linda! I’ve been sharing this with my young piano students. They are excited to have something to play that fits the season!

Glad you liked my little Halloween “treat”!


Fun track Stan! I immediately thought Tim Burton/Danny Elfman, This is Halloween :jack_o_lantern:

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Thanks, Matt!

One of my very young piano students called it “the coolest song EVER!!!”. He’s now my new public relations man! :wink:

Take care, my friend!


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Fun! Made me smile! :^)


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