The Apparition is a music from the Shovel Knight soundtrack. This is mainly the battle theme of Specter Knight, and Phantom Striker in Specter of Torment. It is Music Sheet #26 and is based on La Danse Macabre. This track can be played in Sound Test after completing any campaign once.
Music Sheet #26 can be found in the pitch black room, accessed by Shovel Dropping two flying bushes in the room above the second checkpoint.
"The Reaper cometh; are you prepared?"
- "Bard: Let's see here... Oh, you found "The Apparition"! When I presented this theme to Specter Knight, he started "conducting" with that huge scythe. I'm glad I ducked out of the way in time!"
- The title references Specter Knight's habit of dramatic entrances; appearing in a flash of light.