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 »

Gurlitt: Cornelius: 10 Feb 1820 – 17 June 1901

Introduction Cornelius Gurlitt was a German composer, born in Altona in 1820. He was in the same class at school as Carl Reinecke whose father was head of Leipzig Conservatory. Gurlitt studied with Reinecke’s father for six years. Life & Career At the age of seventeen Gurlitt made his first public appearance which was well received. He continued… Read More »

Guami: Gioseffo: 27 Jan 1542 – 1611

Introduction Gioseffo Guami was an Italian composer and organist. He composed many madrigals and instrumental music. He also taught and his most significant pupil was Adriano Banchieri who became a next generation madrigal composer. Gioseffo was the best known member of the Guami family of Lucca who belonged to a long lasting Renaissance of Italy’s regional musical dynasties.… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 11 Dec 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! This week Anne has added a ten new arrangements of The Sussex Carol to music-scores.com making the total on the site to twelve. Click on the links below for the particular instruments and take a look at the you tube video. The Sussex Carol: On Christmas Night all Christians Sing, to hear the news the Angels… Read More »

The Music Scores 12 Days of Christmas

The Music Scores 12 Days of Christmas … No. 1 is my favourite! (We know that the real 12 days actually starts on Christmas Day … but the Music-Scores one starts today…) On the First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me … 1 Conductor in a Market Square On the Second Day Of Christmas My… Read More »