Halloween Music Resources

A list of Halloween music resources!

Halloween Music Resources

Are you looking for resources and activities to use with your students that are fun and still focus on the curriculum?

Halloween, with its colorful and exciting costumes and decorations, provides us with an excellent opportunity to assimilate Halloween listening activities and themed resources into our lessons.

Kids LOVE Halloween, and now would be a great time to stock up on Halloween music resources to use in your music classroom!

So, read on for a list of Halloween themed resources and activities that will excite and engage them. I have quite a few Halloween themed resources available that will suit most age levels.


Halloween Music LISTENING Lessons

‘Danse Macabre’ by Saint-Saens    

This is a wonderful piece for Halloween. The music tells a story without words, of skeletons coming out to dance in the graveyard as the clock strikes midnight.                                                                    

Check out this YouTube video  


Danse Macabre Listening Journal/Worksheets                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Here is an excellent listening/journal resource to use with Danse Macabre

More Halloween Music Videos

‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg

Key musical concepts and elements in this piece are:

  • Incidental/Program music: music that helps tell a story, or depicts an object or person
  • Suite: a collection of individual compositions/pieces that belong to the same set or suite
  • Tone color: the use of specific instruments and playing techniques for a particular mood or atmosphere; pizzicato and arco
  • Tempo: accelerando, triple meter and duple meter
  • Structure/form: binary form and the use of repeated bass as a structural tool for compositions



‘Night on Bald Mountain’ by Mussorgsky

Key musical concepts and elements in this piece are:

  • Melody: lots of notes played one after the other, to form a tune
  • Tempo: the speed at which a piece of music is played
  • Mood: the feeling that a piece of music creates
  • Rests: silence in a piece of music; a break or a pause


The Halloween Listening Response sheets seen below are very handy because they can be used with any Halloween music listening lesson.


Other Halloween Music Videos

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Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Monster Mash

Thriller – Michael Jackson

The Addams Family Theme Song

Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr.

Halloween Themed Theory Resources

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MORE Resources for Halloween music Class Activities

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