Magic & Mystery/Halloween

These pieces make a terrific Halloween concert! Combine some of these with some of the pieces from the "Any Day" programs, and dedicate a concert to "Nights" or Evenings". Or get celestial, and do a program about the sky and the stars and the planets. Try it at a planetarium! Add costumes and encourage audience participation. Have a costume contest; or perhaps a parade at intermission. Puppets and mimes are also good. This kind of concert invites decorations, and the back of a music stand is certainly a possibility. Don't limit this to Halloween only. Invite a magician to be a part of the program. This could be a clever birthday party. Let your imaginations go!


Adagio in G Minor, Tomaso Albinoni/arr. Robert K. Webb (III, FC-298)

Children's Suite, Graham Powning (II-III, FC-19)

  • Pop Goes the Quartet
  • Oranges and Vodka
  • The Teddy Bears' Freakout

Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saens/arr. A. Floyd (V, FC-56) 

Easy Four-Part Ensemble Songs, arr. David Uber (I, FQ-24)

  • In the Evening by the Moonlight

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, W.A. Mozart/arr. Dorli McWayne (III, FC-42)

Harlequin Suite I, Ira-Paul Schwarz (IV, FC-153)

  • Bouffons
  • Masque

La Lune et Les Etoiles, Catherine McMichael (IV, FQ-19)

The Magic and Mystery Suite, Various/arr. Amy Rice-Young (IV, FC-128)

  • Toccata in D Minor
  • Peer Gynt
  • Funeral March of a Marionette

The Magic Flute Overture, W.A. Mozart/arr. Nancy Nourse (IV, FC-89)

The Magic Flute (in 5 Minutes), W.A. Mozart/arr. Judy Nishimura (III, FC-262)

Masques, Anne McGinty (III, FC-84)

Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Gluck/arr. Dorli McWayne (II-III, FC-73)

Of Wizards and Witches, Phyllis Avidan Louke (III, FC-218)

  • The Sorcerer’s Spell
  • Gnomes in the Garden
  • Zoom Goes the Broom

Reflections, Ricky Lombardo (IV, FC-22)