Deathborrows a Leather Robe from the Dean (In a coat he borrowed from the Dean. Get it?), then steals the Librarian's homebuilt, steampunk, motorcycle, sets it on blue fire, Ghost Rider style, and blasts out of the library cellar, rides out of town through the solid oak gate, leaving trails of blue flame behind him, with a black rose in his teeth. Made only slightly more awesome by the fact that the Motorcycle doesn't quite make the trip, leaving Death inches above the ground going at an absurd speed on what is a motorcycle of blue light, only to have him smash into a canyon wall and pull himself back together.
The Death of Rats, at the end, being the one who picks up the soul of the newly departed Mr. Clete, who had been an annoying thorn in everyone's side the entire time. He wasn't even worth the time of the real Death! And then the Death of Rats mocks his laugh.
"And Death stood up"
A near-literal Crowning Moment, when the Music first takes possession of Buddy at the Mended Drum and a disastrous flop that's got the crowd hurling bottles and axes onto the stage is transformed into a blockbusting concert for the ages, with one paradigm-shattering power chord. Just like that, Buddy is the King of Music With Rocks In.