Category Archives: Composers

Marcello: Benedetto. Sheet Music and Biography

Benedetto Marcello Sheet Music Benedetto Marcello is a famous Italian Baroque composer and writer. He was also an advocate, magistrate, teacher, and poet! His works include operas, sonatas, oratorios, concerti, and cantatas. We have various instrumental versions of Il Mio Bel Foco featured on our main site. We have a small selection of his works arranged for different… Read More »

Marais: Marin. Sheet Music and Biography

Marais Sheet Music Marin Marais is famous as a virtuoso of the viol/viola de gamba and as the primary French composer for this instrument. Various instrumental versions of L’Agreable from 5 French Dances feature on our main site. Marais was born on 31st May 1656. Sadly there is not much information about his family though we do know… Read More »

Malats: Joaquin. Sheet Music and Biography

Malats Sheet Music Joaquin Malats (born 5 March 1872) was a famous composer and skilled pianist from Barcelona. We have a selection of arrangements of Joaquin Malat’s Serenata Espanola sheet music on our site for you to try. Early Life Joaquin Malats studied with Juajn Bautisa Pujol at the Conservatori Municipal de Musica de Barcelona. Following this, he… Read More »

Magnani: Aurélio. Sheet Music and Biography

Magnani Sheet Music Aurélio Magnani was born on 26 February 1856 in Longiano, Italy. He was a performer and teacher of the clarinet and a composer. Magnani wrote his ‘Méthode Complète de Clarinette’ (Method for Clarinet) and the Mazurka Caprice. Try out Magnani’s Sonata for 2 Clarinets on our main site. Career In 1874 Aurélio Magnani graduated from… Read More »

Massenet: Jules. Sheet music and Biography

Massenet Sheet Music Jules Massenet (born 12 May 1842) is famous as a French operatic composer during the Romantic era. He is best known for his operas Manon and Werther along with solo violin for the opera Thais. You can find several arrangements of Thais, Act 2 Meditation on our main site. Family His father was a metal… Read More »

Llobet: Miguel. Sheet Music and Biography

Llobet Sheet Music Miguel Llobet was a Spanish composer and guitarist though his fame lies more in playing virtuoso guitar which paved the way for future generations of guitarists. We feature several arrangements of La Filla del Marxant  and El Testament d’Amelia on our site. You can see our Llobet sheet music collection on the site. Family and… Read More »

Yradier: Sebastián. Sheet Music and Biography

Yradier Sheet Music Sebastián Yradier (born Iradier on 20 January 1809) is one of the very few Basque composers. Yradier sheet music featured on our site includes his habanera  ‘La Paloma’. This is possibly one of the most popular Spanish songs of all time and is certainly his most popular piece. If you aren’t familiar with the name you… Read More »

Peterson-Berger: Wilhelm. Sheet Music and Biography

Peterson-Berger Sheet Music Wilhelm Peterson-Berger was a famous Swedish composer and music critic born on 27 February 1867. His most famous collection of works is Frösöblomster (‘Flowers of Frösö’) which he wrote to ‘appeal to the masses’. We have a selection of his works arranged for different instruments on Early Life Peterson-Berger’s mother was an established piano player… Read More »

Sousa: John Philip. Sheet Music and Biography

Sousa Sheet Music John Philip Sousa (born on 6th November 1854) was an American bandmaster and composer in the late Romantic era, known as ‘The March King’. He composed one hundred and thirty-six military marches. His most famous pieces include Stars and Stripes Forever, which is the National March of the USA, and Semper Fidelis which is also… Read More »

Sor: Fernando. Sheet Music and Biography

Sor Sheet Music Fernando Sor (bapt.14 Feb 1778) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. His name often translates into those of Joseph Fernando Macario Sors, Ferdinand Sor, Ferdinando Sor which causes confusion. Sor was a virtuoso guitarist playing the slimmer Romantic guitar pre-dating today’s Torres version. He was actually the first guitarist to play in a classical… Read More »