Recently Added Sheet Music: 18 March 2021 (Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn)

Hello Music-Scorers! Spring is almost here and hopefully it will bring a lot more sunshine to our lives… This week Anne has added five new arrangements of Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn by Pietro Mascagni. Easter Hymn, or Regina Coeli, from Cavalleria Rusticana: is a beautiful musical dialogue between Santuzza and villagers. These arrangements are a condensed version but… Read More »

Verdi: Giuseppe: 9/10 Oct 1813 – 27 Jan 1901

Introduction Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born at the height of Beethoven’s career and was a contemporary of Brahms, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky, he did however outlive them all. Early Life Verdi’s parents were not musical, his father an innkeeper and owner of a small farm and his mother a spinner. His interest in music… Read More »

Leontovich: Mykola Dmytrovich: 13 Dec 1877 – 23 Jan 1921

Introduction Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovich was a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor and teacher. His father, grandfather and great grandfather were all village priests. He received his first music lessons from his father who was accomplished in playing the double bass, cello, harmonium, guitar and violin along with directing the school choir. His mother was also a singer. In 1904… Read More »

Tchaikovsky: Pyotr Ilyich: 7 May 1840 – 6 Nov 1893

Introduction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the most well-known composers …. Like a Super-Composer! …. there are models and super-models, so why not composers and super-composers! He was the pioneer of ballet and Russia music. Even for those who know very little about classical music, everyone has heard of at least one of the following: 1812 Overture,… Read More »

Gregorio Allegri: c.1582 – 17 Feb 1652 (OS 7 Feb)

Introduction Gregorio Allegri is not a hugely popular composer. However, he holds a valuable position with his composition of Miserere and other sacred works. Allegri was an Italian Priest, composer and singer who was a devout Roman Catholic. He spent most of his life in Rome. Life At the age of nine Allegri became a chorister in the… Read More »

Strauss: Richard: 11 June 1864 – 8 Sept 1949

Introduction Richard Strauss was a German conductor, composer, violinist and pianist. Not to be confused with any connection to the Austrian Strauss Dynasty. He is famous for his opera’s and is said to have succeeded Robert Wagner and Franz Liszt. His father was a horn player whose talent was passed onto his son demonstrated in his horn concertos.… Read More »

Koenig: Herman: 1815 – 6 July 1870

Herman Koenig was born in Germany in 1815. After leaving his homeland and travelling to London he became famous. He became a well-known cornet soloist. He was also a successful composer, publisher, music educator and heavily involved in designing cornets, specifically the Koenig Cornet. Career Koenig was part of Louis Jullien’s famous Drury Lane Orchestra in the early… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 26 February 2021

Hello Music-Scorers! This week Anne has added seven new arrangements of Miserere mei, Deus by a new composer to, Italian Composer, Gregorio Allegri. Miserere mei, Deus is simply known as the Allegri Miserere. These are beautiful top note versions, up to high B, Bb & C, for 2 choirs of SSATB and SATB. 10 minutes in its… Read More »

Liszt: Franz: 22 Oct 1811 – 31 July 1886

Introduction Franz Liszt was a prolific composer and a genius on the piano. Creative, virtuosic, and a real hit with the ladies! A heart throb! He was incredibly successful and a philanthropist, donating a lot of his money to charity, hosting concerts in aid of communities affected by disasters and helping other composers. His most famous piece is… Read More »