Arcangelo Corelli: 17 Feb 1653 – 18 Jan 1713

Intro Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer during the Baroque period.  He was born in Italy on 17 February 1653 – a full generation before Handel and Bach. Although he didn’t create the concerto grosso principle Corelli was the composer that brought it to the forefront and made it popular.  For those of you like myself who… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 23 March

This week Anne has created 4 arrangements of Corelli’s Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 2 No.12. Flute, oboe & bassoon & Harpsichord 2 flutes & bassoon & Harpsichord  2 clarinets & bass clarinet  2 violins & cello All this arrangements include optional harpsichord or piano for a quartet Arcangelo Corelli Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and… Read More »

Johannes Brahms: 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897

Johannes Brahms was German composer and pianist, born in Hamburg.  Such was his presence that he is often grouped with Bach and Beethoven to be know as the ‘Three B’s’ At a young age his piano teacher was known to have said, “he could be such a good player, but he will not stop his never-ending composing.”   His… Read More »

George Frideric Handel – 23 Feb 1685 – 14 April 1759

George Frideric Handel was born on 23 February 1685 in Halle, Germany. However he spent the majority of his career in the UK becoming a naturalized British subject in 1726. He is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the late Baroque era and his most famous works are The Messiah, Water Music Suites, Music for the… Read More »

Niccolò Paganini: 27 Oct 1872 – 27 May 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: 1 March 1810 – 17 Oct 1849

Introduction Frederic Chopin was a Polish French composer  and pianist from the Romantic Era. He wrote poetry and composed at an early age. He inherited some musical genes from his parents as his  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.  Some… 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