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Thomas Geerts

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Subtitle: Second Movement from Welcome to Halloween

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €76.30   |   Score Only (print) - €15.26

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Cornet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Flugelhorn I

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Flugelhorn II

Part 4

  • B-flat Trumpet I

Part 5

  • B-flat Trumpet II

Part 6

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in F I

Part 7

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone I
  • Euphonium

Part 8

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone II
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba


(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Welcome to Halloween is a musical theatre piece that consists of five pieces of music and a script that guarantees an exciting performance with your advanced student, or training band. The script for Welcome to Halloween was written by Fiona van Heemstra and Nynke Doets, and the music was composed by Thomas Geerts. The story begins a short introduction about what Halloween is. Eventually the script can be filled in with local events, places and facts that can makes the public feel it was really written for the band.

A Hairy Scary Spider describes a day in the life of a hairy, scary spider. In the beginning you aren’t really sure what you are looking at. Is it a ball of wool or a big shadow? It turns out to be a spider sitting happily in his web. At a certain point while the whole band is watching him carefully, he jumps which leads to an inevitable scream.

- Program Note from publisher

Performance Notes

All music pieces have been orchestrated in eight parts with at least four percussionists as well. To perform you require not only a band, but also a narrator, an actor and a singer (male or female), a conductor and band members who aside from playing music also have an affinity with drama.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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