Handel – An odd fact or two

Handel’s was born 333 years ago this year 23 Feb 1685 – 14 Apr 1759(Born in Germany, however, in 1726 he became a naturalized British subject)       I often create a Facebook post to celebrate a composer’s birth or death and when doing so I search the internet for an unusual piece of information that I… Read More »

Niccolò Paganini: 27/10/1872 – 27/05/1840

Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer.  Born in Genoa in 1782, he was taught by his rather strict father – apparently if he didn’t complete the required number of hours practicing he was not allowed to eat! At the age of six he received lessons from some of the best teachers in Genoa, and by 1790,… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 9 March

This week Anne has created a number of new arrangements by Brahms. Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Paganini and the well known guitar piece the Spanish Romance. I wanted to write a little about one of the pieces and decided upon Brahms Lullaby as I remember playing it to my children when they were babies in attempt to soothe them. … Read More »

Frédéric François Chopin: 01/03/1810 – 17/10/1849

Frederic Chopin’s  father taught French and played the flute and violin and his mother played the piano giving lessons to boys at the boarding house they ran. Chopin wrote poetry and composed at an early age. Some say that after listening to Niccolò Paganini play the violin in 1828 Chopin and composing a set of variations, Souvenir de Paganini;… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 9th February 2018

This week Anne has created a couple of new arrangements as seen below by Paganini & Bach. Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer.  Born in Genoa in 1782, he was taught by his rather strict father – apparently if he didn’t complete the required number of hours practicing he was not allowed to eat! At the… Read More »

2 sales in progress at sheetmusicplus. January 2018

Are you a student or a teacher? Then you may be aware of the excellent Alfred’s Basic Piano Library methods. Sheetmusicplus have a 20% discount at the moment. The other sale is for Sacred Choral Sheet music – Anthems, Cantatas, Worship Songs and more. Again a 20% discount is available until 6th February 2018

Recently Added Sheet Music – 19th January 2018

Take a look at our latest music uploads: This week Anne has put together 7 new arrangements: One of which is the Dashing White Sergeant a Scottish Country Dance which is often played on Burns Night.  Burns Night is celebrated on or around 25th January and celebrated by a supper. Why not get some of your friends to learn the steps whilst… Read More »

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 27/01/1756 – 05/12/1791

Mozart is one of the most popular classical composers.  If you ask anyone they are likely to know at least one of his pieces (even if they don’t know its name!).  He was born in Salzberg on 27 January 1756 and lived a short life spanning only 35 years. Leopold Mozart was the father of seven children, Unfortunately only… Read More »