Genée: Richard: 17 Feb 1823 – 15 June 1895

Introduction Richard Genée was born in Danzig, Poland but lived much of his life in Austria. His father was a theatre conductor influencing his son’s career choice of writing playwrights, libretto and composing over that of medicine. Despite his lack of popularity today, he was very prominent in his time in Vienna. Career Genée is mostly remembered for… Read More »

Gade: Niels: 22 Feb 1817 – 21 Dec 1890

Introduction Niels Gade was a Danish composer. Despite not achieving the fame of Felix Mendelssohn or Robert Schumann he is still regarded as one of the most important Danish musicians of his day. Career He started his career as a violinist in the Royal Danish Orchestra where he premiered Efterklange af Ossian (Echos of Ossian) in 1841. However, his… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 13 November 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! The dark nights and gloomy weather seems to have hit us this week, and how can Christmas less that 6 weeks away?? Anne has added another six arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op.37 December: Noel this week. We now have ten arrangements of this lovely piece Tchaikovsky: The Seasons Op.37 December: Noel Trumpet & Piano Tenor… Read More »

Gabrieli: Giovanni: c1554/1557 – 12 Aug 1612

Giovanni Gabrieli was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance and Baroque period and he used each style. He was also an organist and teacher. Career Little is known about Gabrieli’s early life, however it is thought that he was brought up taught by his uncle Andrea Gabrieli who was organist at St Mark’s Cathedral from the 1560’s.… Read More »

Frescobaldi: Girolamo: Sept 1583 – 1 March 1643

Introduction Girolamo Frescobaldi was an Italian master of the organ, both in composition and as an organist. He was considered by many to be a genius! His father was in property and most possibly an organist given Girolamo and his half-brother’s aptitude for the organ. Career In 1607 Frescobaldi began his career in Rome as church organist at… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 6 November 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! I hope this email finds you all safe and well. Since our last update England has gone back into lockdown and where possible we are back to working from home. Anne has been very busy over the passed few weeks adding to We have arrangements from Tchaikovsky, Gluck, Jessel and Anne herself! If you can’t… Read More »

Franck: César: 10 Dec 1822 – 8 Nov 1890

Introduction César Franck was born in Liége which is now part of Belgium. He is famous for his Romantic compositions. Despite his talent it was commented that he didn’t possess the social skills to support a concert career. Education & Career Franck displayed musical talent at an early age, and was accepted at the Liége Conservatory at the… Read More »

Foster: Stephen: 4 July 1826 – 13 Jan 1864

Introduction Stephen Foster was an American composer famous for his minstrel music and ballads. He wrote over two hundred songs many of which are still popular today, however some of the words in the minstrel music which were accepted at the time are now considered racist. Life & Career Foster was not formally taught music – teaching himself… Read More »

John Field: 30 September 1782 – 23 Jan 1837

Introduction John Field was born into a musical Irish family. At the age of eight he received lessons from Tommaso Giordani. Whist still young he moved to London where he was tutored under Muzio Clementi who enabled his fame and popularity as a concert pianist. They became good friends and Field assisted Clementi in selling musical instruments and… Read More »

Thomas Fats Waller: 21 May 1904 – 15 Dec 1943

Introduction Thomas Fats Waller was an American Jazz pianist and composer. His mother Adeline was a musician who taught and supported Thomas in his music. Sadly she died when he was a teenager. His father was the Reverend Edward Martin Waller, a trucker and pastor in New York City. Waller was one of eleven children, however only four… Read More »