Hook: James: 13 June 1746 – 1827

Introduction James Hook was born in Norwich, England in 1746. He displayed an extraordinary musical talent early in life being able to play the harpsichord at the age of four and he was playing concerts in public at the age of six!! His music was entertaining and had an up-to-date, fresh appeal. It certainly wasn’t pedantic and dull… Read More »

Music Minus One, Sheet Music & CD

For the person who loves being in the spotlight! Each Music Minus One title includes a high-quality printed music score, plus a compact disc with recordings of the accompaniments to each piece minus the soloist. Choose from the following instruments: (Links are to an external website)Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Percussion, Oboe, Recorder, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Vocal,(Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto/Contralto, Tenor, Bass-Baritone, Broadway) or Voice What’s in an MMO Edition? An MMO compact disc is a… Read More »

Holst: Gustav: 21 Sept 1874 – 25 May 1934

Introduction Gustav Theodore Holst was an English composer and trombone player. He descended from a family of professional musicians over three generations. His father was a professional musician originally from Sweden and his mother, a talented singer, and pianist from England. Career Holst studied at the Royal College of Music in London and afterwards earned his living playing… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 15 January 2021

Hello Music-Scorers! We hope that you are all keeping safe and coping with whatever restrictions that have been imposed on your country. This week Anne has added nine new arrangements to music-scores.com of pieces by Joplin and Purcell Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag Sheet Music – Clarinet & PianoJoplin: Maple Leaf Rag Sheet Music – 4 TrumpetsJoplin: Maple Leaf… Read More »

Holcombe: Henry: c.1690 – c.1750

Introduction Henry Holcombe was an English composer and singer. It is likely that he was born in Shrewsbury in 1690 where he became a chorister. However, some sources dispute this saying that he was actually a chorister in Salisbury. Career In his youth Holcombe joined the Anglo-Italian opera at Drury Lane. He performed some substantial opera’s whilst there… Read More »

Heller: Stephen: 15 May 1815 – 14 Jan 1888

Introduction Stephen Heller was born in Pest, Hungary in 1815. He demonstrated musical talent from a very early age and had been destined for a legal career but chose music. Career & Life By the age of nine, his father sent him to Vienna to study with Czerny. However, this proved too expensive and Heller was instead taught… Read More »

Hassler: Hans Leo: Bapt.26 Oct 1564 – 8 June 1612

Introduction Hans Leo Hassler was born in Nuremburg in Germany in 1564. He was one of the first German composers to travel to Italy and introduce Italian styles to Germany. He was born into a musical family. His father was organist Isaac Hassler who gave Hans his first lessons. His brothers Jakob Hassler and Kasper Hassler were also… Read More »

Hanby: Benjamin: 22 July 1833 – 16 March 1867

Benjamin Hanby was an American composer born in 1833. He wrote over eighty songs some of his most famous being; ‘Jolly Old Saint Nicholas‘, ‘Up on The House Top’ and ‘Darling Nelly Gray’. His father was a Bishop – William Hanby. Life & Career As a teenager Benjamin assisted his father with the Underground Railroad which helped slaves… Read More »

Beethoven: Ludvig van: Bapt. 17 Dec 1770 – 26 March 1827

Ludvig van Beethoven is possibly the most well known classical composer that has ever lived or certainly one of. A genius! He wrote nine symphonies, five piano concerto’s, thirty-two piano sonatas and many chamber works. His ninth symphony is considered his most prestigious achievement. However many of us think of Für Elise as his most remembered piece. Why… Read More »

Auld Lang Syne: Recently Added Sheet Music

Hello Music-Scorers! What better arrangement to add to the site this week but Auld Lang Syne to play on New Year’s Eve! We certainly need to bid farewell to 2020 and look forward to 2021! We have eight arrangements of this Auld Lang Syne on music-scores.com Auld Lang Syne Piano Improvisation Sheet Music This is a Scottish poem… Read More »