Halloween Music

It’s our favourite spooky time of the year! Here are some scary tunes to get your blood bubbling and bones rattling…

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By Eliya, age 6

First a throwback to 2017, when we composed these creepy tunes for Absolute Radio and their short film Morning Gory. Check out our apocalyptic zombie song Morning Gory – a perfect creepy addition to your Halloween playlist! Sing along using the lyrics below…

Featuring Udi Glaser‘s epic zombie slaying guitar shredding.

Morning Gory Lyrics:
The earth is churning and the graves begin to shake,
Our world undone as the apocalypse awakes.
The dread fills the morning,
Gory sights as the day is dawning and the undead rise,
I wanna run but I am frozen is there no one
to stop the end from closing in?

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

How long can living dwell as death spreads all around,
It’s not the terrors of the night that drag us down!
When first light falls and shadows crawl,
All hope is gone but through it all,
The fighting will not cease till all
Is consumed by hell’s fire.

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

To the blood red sky I lift my eyes
See the living dead I’m paralysed with fear.

And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?
And the night is dark but the Morning Gory
How will we survive this horror story?

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Next, a simple theme & variation for piano, which I composed for my Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate exam back in 2010, inspired by legendary John Williams’ beautiful Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, (because Halloween is not Halloween without a little Harry Potter magic):

The different variations include playing the main theme in the bass line, changing from a minor to a major key, tempo changes, rhythmic and duration changes, mood changes, use of tremolo and more. How many can you hear?

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Composing variations on a musical theme you love is such a fun exercise – give it a go!

Finally, here is our Halloween Playlist, with all our favourite dark tunes…enjoy!

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All art by Eliya, age 6

Happy Halloween!

Daphne, Daphodil Music

Remote Choir Tracks

Since March, it has sadly not been possible to sing all together in groups and choirs. BUT that doesn’t stop true music and singing adorers! The internet has been abundant with so many wonderful examples of how music can bring people together, even when they are physically apart. All you need is a backing track, a pair of headphones and a way to record yourself singing from home and – a virtual choir is born!

Here are some of the tracks I have put together during this time, homages to the wonderful music of the Beatles ad Leonard Cohen! The vocal tracks I made were what the singers followed, and the remote choir tracks are made up of recordings made by the singers from their homes. Technology can be such an incredible tool. All singers in KS2.

Singing will get us through these hard times! Sing safely, sing joyfully, and share it with someone you love.

Take care out there.