Granados: Enrique: 27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916

Introduction Enrique Granados was born in Spain, the son of an army captain. He is well known for his solo piano works. He was also a leader of the movement towards nationalism. As a young man he studied the piano in Barcelona initially from an army bandmaster. Career In 1887 Granados went to study in Paris. Unable to… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 4 December 2020

Hello Music Scorers This week we have added five new sheet music arrangements on and they are not all Christmas songs! We have music scores from Bach, Beethoven and Elgar. Two of the pieces contain note names for those just starting out or need a little extra help. The Sussex Carol: On Christmas Night all Christians Sing,… Read More »

Gounod: Charles: 17 June 1818 – 18 Oct 1893

Introduction Charles Francois Gounod was a French composer most famous for his operas, in particularly ‘Faust’ and Romeo et Juliette’. In addition he is also widely known for his short piece ‘Ave Maria’ which was an elaboration of Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier. His father was a painter and his mother a pianist, was the one to give… Read More »

Christmas Competition

Win a month’s membership of our site! How? Just simply send us a video of you or a group of musicians playing one of the Christmas pieces on the site. No limit to the number of prizes but we will be looking for fun and enjoyment of the music. Anne will choose the winners. Send your entries to… Read More »

Gossec: Francois Joseph: 17 Jan 1734 – 16 Feb 1829

Introduction Francois Gossec was fairly unknown outside of France. He was born in the Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) to a farmer. As a boy he learnt the violin and harpsichord and then became a choir boy in Antwerp at the age of seven. Gossec helped shape French orchestral music. Career & Works In 1751 Gossec moved to Paris… Read More »

Godowsky: Leopold: 13 Feb 1870 – 21 Nov 1938

Introduction Leopold Godowsky is a well-known Russian born American virtuoso pianist and composer. He is famous for his flair and ingenious techniques of paraphrasing piano pieces by other composers. He was known in the music world as the “Buddha of the Piano”. Life & Works Godowsky moved to American in his mid-teens, however he had already achieved a… Read More »

Gluck: Christoph: 2 July 1714 – 15 Nov 1787

Introduction Christoph Gluck was one of the leading composers of the classical period, known for his transformation of the traditional Baroque operas. He wrote forty nine in total. In 1756 he was knighted in Rome as ‘Knight of the Golden Spur.’ Works His most famous opera works include:-1762 Orfeo ed Euridice 1767 Alceste1770 Paride ed Elena1774 Iphigénie en Aulide1774… Read More »

Gibbons: Orlando: bapt. 25 Dec 1583 – 5 June 1625

Introduction Orlando Gibbons was an English composer and one of the last masters of the English Madrigal School. He came from a large family of musicians, including his father who was a city councillor and both his brothers; Edward and Ellis. Education & Career At the age of nineteen, he became a musician of the Chapel Royal. Despite… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 20 November 2020

Hello Music-Scorers It’s a beautiful sunny morning. I awoke to a picturesque covering of frost and the window scraper came in very useful for the school run. This week Anne has been busy adding further arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op.37: December Noel, along with a couple of festive pieces by Adam and Elgar. Adam: O’Holy Night or… Read More »