Recently Added Sheet Music – 21 August 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! This week we have nine new arrangements for you including one of Anne’s own compositions ‘A Little Jig’. In addition we have three new arrangements by Scarlatti to add to the twenty five that we already have on, along with four arrangements of compositions by Debussy and one from Bach. Debussy: Preludes Bk1: La Fille… Read More »

Gaetano Braga: 9 June 1829 – 21 Nov 1907

Introduction Gaetano Braga was an Italian composer and cellist who died in the 20th century. He showed an early talent for music and despite it not being his parent’s first choice of career he went to the college of San Pietro a Maiella. He displayed such an incredible talent the director of the college had a cello specifically… Read More »

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin: 12 Nov 1833 – 27 Feb 1887

Introduction Alexander Borodin was a Russian composer, however during his life he considered himself primarily as a doctor and chemist to which he made some notable contributions. He was the illegitimate son on a Georgian nobleman but was registered as the son of one of his peasants (serfs) to protect his father’s name. However, at the age of… Read More »

Giovanni Bononcini: 18 July 1670 – 9 July 1747

: Introduction Giovanni Bononcini (Buononcini) was an Italian Baroque composer, cellist, singer and teacher. His father was a violinist and composer. His younger brother also became a composer. Early Years Bononcini studied with his father until he was orphaned at the young age of eight, he then went to music school in Bologna. Aged fifteen he published three… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 14 August 2020

Good Morning Music-Scorers! This week Anne has been busy creating new arrangements by the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti Scarlatti: Sonata in C: KP.159: L.104Harpsichord Scarlatti: Sonata in C: KP.86Harpsichord Scarletti: Sonata in B Minor: KP. 87: L.33Harpsichord Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major: Kp.531:Harpsichord Scarlatti: Sonata in E: KP.531Harpsichord Scarlatti: Katzenfugue from Sonata in G Minor: L.499, K.30Harpsichord If… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 7 August 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! We hope that you are adapting to the new normal way of life – however strange it may feel… This week Anne has added nine new arrangements to our web site: LadyBird Romp (Anne’s original creation – we now have a total of 12 arrangements)Piano Duet Handel: Fantasia in A MinorHarpsichord Handel: Concerto in G from… Read More »

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: 23 Dec 1689 – 28 Oct 1755

Introduction Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was a French composer of both instrumental and vocal music. He became very rich in his mid-thirties by securing a royal license as an engraver which enabled him to publish his own music and sell it to the public. He wrote for many amateur musicians and their instruments and voice. He spent the… Read More »

Luigi Boccherini: 19 Feb 1743 – 28 May 1805

Introduction Luigi Boccherini was an Italian composer and cellist. His family were musical – his father a cellist and double bass player, and his uncle a poet and dancer who wrote libretto’s for Joseph Haydn and Antonio Salieri. At the age of five Luigi’s father started teaching him the cello. Bizet created approximately five hundred works which included… Read More »

Georges Bizet: 25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875

Introduction Georges Bizet was a French Romantic composer who was born in Paris. His father, Adolphe was a singing teacher and his mother was a pianist and was Georges first music teacher. Georges was an only child. Education and Life He was offered a place at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of nine (due to his talent… Read More »

Franz Behr: 22 July 1837 – 15 Feb 1898

Franz Behr was a German composer well known in his day for composing songs and salon pieces, however he is very rarely heard of today. The only piece that is known today is Lachtäubchen, Scherzpolka in F major, Op. 303 (La rieuse, polka badine), which is only in the form of transcription as a virtuoso piano piece Polka de… Read More »