Amilcare Ponchielli: 31 Aug 1834 – 16 Jan 1886

Amilcare Ponchielli Ponchielli is not one of your mainstream composers.  Italian born in 1834, heis most famous for his opera Gioconda – from which our arrangement above is taken. He won a music scholarship at the Milan Conservatory at the age of nine and wrote his first symphony at twelve followed by his first opera two years later.… Read More »

Claude Debussy: 22 Aug 1862 – 25 March 1918

10 Facts 1.  Claude Debussy was a French composer who was born on 22 August 1862 and died aged 55 of colorectal cancer on 25 March 1918.  2.  He started playing the piano at the age of seven and it was obvious by the age of nine that he had a gift. 3.  Many composers come from musical… Read More »

Manuel de Falla y Matheu: 23 Nov 1876 – 14 Nov 1946

Introduction: Manuel de Falla y Matheu was a Spanish composer born in Andalucia. He is not a composer known to everyone, however he was one of Spain’s most important musicians during the first half of the 20th century along with Albéniz, Tárrega and  Granados.  As he became more famous he dropped the y Matheu part of his surname. Family: His mother… Read More »

Giacomo Puccini 22 Dec 1858 – 29 Nov 1924

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer who was born in 1858. He was from a musical family – in fact five generations of organists and composers for the Cathedral of San Martino.  Sadly, his father died when he was only five but his position at the Cathedral was held and he took it at the age of fourteen… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 15 May 2020

Hello Music -Scorers! I hope this email finds you safe and well. This week Anne has created five new quartets. These quartets are of Puccini’s O’Mio Babbino Caro for the Clarinet, Wind, Brass, String and Saxophone – click on the links below to view the sheet music. Saxophone QuartetString QuartetBrass QuartetWind QuartetClarinet Quartet Take a look at our… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 1 May 2020

Hello Music Scorers! I hope that you are all surviving and managing to keep upbeat. Anne has added nine new arrangements to Music-Scores.com this week. Clap for Carers The first arrangement consists of 3 songs CLAP FOR CARERS for any instrument. As so many of us around the world are clapping once a week in support of our… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 24 April 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! This week Anne has added five new arrangements of Benjamin Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux. As the name suggests the piece is split into three movements: Allegretto – is a great favourite in the flute repertoire.Idylle – is dreamy and nostalgic, and is demanding for both soloist and accompanist as it weaves through interesting modulations.Valse –… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 13 April 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! I hope that you are all safe and healthy at this unusual time. This week Anne has added 5 new arrangements to the site from Op.116 by the French composer Benjamin Godard. Four of these pieces are from the second part of Suite de 3 Morceaux, Idylle which is dreamy and nostalgic, and is demanding for… Read More »