Just Because It's Halloween
By Susan Paradis
This early elementary solo will spark the imaginations of young students. Included are lyrics that list all the fun and scary things that are a part of Halloween. Using a D minor 5-finger pattern, the opening and closing sections are played staccato, but the middle section is legato, providing a contrast in articulation. There is also great dynamic variety, and a short coda at the end that uses the upper and lower registers of the keyboard. An optional teacher duet accompaniment adds to the mood and excitement of the piece.