Only Murders in the Building: Piano Sheet Music

Explore piano solo arrangements by Jennifer Eklund of the main theme from the Hulu series "Only Murders in the Building" and the featured ballad "Look for the Light" featured in season three.

Only Murders in the Building: Piano Sheet Music

About the Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building”:

“Only Murders in the Building” is an American comedy-mystery television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The main plot revolves around three strangers, played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who share an interest in true crime podcasts. They become friends while investigating suspicious murders in the Arconia, an affluent Upper West Side apartment building, and decide to produce their own podcast titled “Only Murders in the Building.” The series, consisting of three 10-episode seasons, premiered on Hulu in August 2021, June 2022, and August 2023. In October 2023, it was renewed for a fourth season.

The show has garnered critical acclaim for its comedic take on crime fiction, as well as the performances and chemistry of the lead cast. “Only Murders in the Building” has received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Steve Martin and Martin Short received comedy acting nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, while Selena Gomez earned two Golden Globe nominations for her acting performances in the series.

Main Title Theme composed by Siddhartha Khosla:


1. “Only Murders in the Building” (Main Title Theme) Beginner Solo with Duet

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2. “Only Murders in the Building” (Main Title Theme) Easy Piano Solo

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3. “Only Murders in the Building” (Main Title Theme) Intermediate Piano Solo

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In season 3 of “Only Murders in the Building,” Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) attempts to revive a failed theatrical production by turning it into a hit musical. The show, titled “Death Rattle Dazzle!” features a murder mystery with infants as prime suspects. Despite the absurdity, the episode suggests that the plan might work. The highlight is the ending sequence of the musical, titled “Grab Your Hankies,” featuring powerful performances by Meryl Streep and Ashley Park.

The emotional scene unfolds in Oliver’s living room, where the fate of the musical is at stake during a presentation. The musical theater veteran Benj Pasek, co-writer of the in-show musical’s songs, emphasizes the high stakes, likening it to singing for one’s supper. The pivotal moment sees Oliver changing his chosen song at the last minute, presenting a ballad titled “Look for the Light.”

Performed by Meryl Streep’s character, Loretta Durkin, the song starts as a comforting lullaby and evolves into a vow of steadfast guardianship. Co-written by Sara Bareilles, the piano-driven ballad beautifully blends a declaration of love with a touch of melancholy. The opening chords allude to Siddhartha Khosla’s Emmy-nominated score for “Only Murders in the Building.”

Sara Bareilles, who was assigned the song before the script was finished, acknowledges the show’s balance between the heightened and the grounded, aiming to create something framed in an absurd way yet carrying genuine emotional depth. The lyrics, while not explicitly mentioning the murder plot, focus on the lighthouse setting and explore the longing and ache of motherhood as a beautiful metaphor.


1. “Look for the Light” Intermediate Piano Solo

Key features of the intermediate version:

  • Includes all sections of the original recorded version.
  • 6 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 3:00

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2. “Look for the Light” Easy Piano Solo

Key features of the easy piano version:

  • Abridged version appropriate for late beginners and early intermediates
  • 3 total pages
  • Run time is approximately 1:50

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with Musicnotes.com with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.

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