Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thrills & Chills With Halloween PianoSoft At Yamaha MusicSoft!

With Halloween just two weeks away, it's time to get in the spooky spirit! We've got two great PianoSoft Plus collections for the occasion. Whether you're throwing a Halloween party, or just want to add some extra fright for your trick-or-treaters; Boo!- Halloween Favorites and A Haunted Halloween pack a nice mix of monster themes and haunting classical compositions. The PianoSoft Plus format give our PianoSoft artists the opportunity to add some accompaniment to each song, which is especially fun for Halloween-themed music. You'll hear creepy organs, bells, and rhythms added to songs to complete the haunting feel of this music.

Check out some samples below to get a taste of what you can expect to hear on these fun PianoSoft albums!

A Haunted Halloween
The sound of a piano can certainly convey a sense of dread, but to really get across their ghoulish essences, some songs really need to be heard with full orchestration. Luckily, Joel Plimmer doesn't just provide renditions of the piano parts from the songs featured on "A Haunted Halloween", but has also arranged complete accompaniments that allow the jovial spookiness of Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" to shine through with a rich clarinet sound, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to inspire fits of zombie-like dancing with the rhythmic power of a full pop backing arrangement. Fans of frightening music will certainly enjoy hearing the "Tubular Bells" of Mike Oldfield's theme from "The Exorcist", and the slowly building orchestral foreboding of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" along with wonderful live piano performances.

Beetlejuice Main Theme


Boo!- Halloween Favorites
As its title suggests, this album may startle you with how much fun music in contains! From the "Monster Mash" to Howling Wolf's "I Put a Spell On You" it hits all the basis for Halloween entertainment. Compared to "A Haunted Halloween", Jason Nyberg's arrangements on this album are more piano heavy, and focus on using the piano to create an eerie, but light-hearted, mood perfect for any Halloween celebration. Featuring many classic spooky tv and film themes, such as themes from "The X-Files" and "The Twilight Zone", "Halloween Favorites" will be an especially big hit with soundtrack enthusiasts.

Theme From The Twilight Zone

Harry Potter Main Theme

These special Halloween PianoSoft albums are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft. You can also enjoy some of the music from these collections and more on our special Halloween Hits channel for Yamaha's Piano Radio!