Ghost Walk

Composer Chris Brubeck wrote Ghost Walk as part of his BandQuest residency at West Rocks Middle School in Connecticut. The piece combines Brubeck's lifelong experiences with both jazz and classical idioms, creating a work that's as fun to play as it is to hear. The title was inspired by the wedding of Brubeck's son at Gettysburg College, which hosts a “ghost walk,” as well as the minor mode and haunting atmosphere of the piece. (Grade 3.5)

Ghost Walk Commissioned by BandQuest (American Composers Forum) for middle school students.

More info, sound file, and video clip of performance.