Wagner: Richard: 22 May 1813 – 13 Feb 1883

Introduction Richard Wagner is famous as one of the most controvesial but influential composers. He was born in Germany and wrote many operas. He wrote both the libretto and the music. Unlike many of his fellow composers, Wagner didn’t show any interest in music at an early age. His siblings, however, all received piano lessons. His elder sisters… Read More »

Le Couppey: Felix: 14 April 1811 – 4 July 1887

Introduction Not a great deal is known about the French composer Felix Le Couppey. He was born in Paris in 1811, and he went to the Paris Conservatoire. Career By the age of seventeen he became the assistant teacher of Harmony at the Paris Conservatoire. Le Couppey went on to win awards at the Paris Conservatoire. These included… Read More »

Hall: Robert Browne: 30 June 1858 – 8 June 1907

Introduction Robert Browne Hall or R.B. Hall as he was known was an American composer of marches, brass band music and he was a cornet virtuoso. He has sixty two marches to his name. Life & Career He rarely left his native state of Maine. Despite this, his popularity was worldwide, so much so that the English often… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 12 Feb 2021

Hello Music-Scorers! Here in the UK, we find ourselves in yet another week of lockdown and the light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t seem to be getting any closer… To cheer you all up Anne has added five new arrangements to music-scores.com including more arrangements of Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Scott Joplin’s Maple… Read More »

Leoncavallo: Ruggero: 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919

Introduction Ruggero Leoncavallo was an Italian composer of Italian opera and a librettist for most of his operas. He was considered by some to be the best librettist of his time after Arrigo Boito. His ultimate fame lies in his opera ‘Pagliacci’, despite writing many others. Early Life Leoncavallo was born in Naples, his father was a police… Read More »

Strauss: Johann Snr: 14 March 1804 – 25 Sept 1849

Introduction Johann Strauss was an Austrian Romantic composer famous for the Viennese waltz. Despite his resistance his sons also became famous musicians. He most famous piece is the ‘Radetzky March’, we have various arrangements on music-scores.com. It was written to commemorate the Field Marshall Radetsky’s victory at the Battle of Custoza. Early Life Strauss parents were innkeepers, however,… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 5 Feb 2021

Hello Music-Scorers The snow is falling here in Kent, and the place is scattered with snowmen and fields of laughter with families sledging (including myself!). This week Anne has added three new arrangements of Op.11: Cantique de Jean Racine to her collection by Gabriel Fauré. This weeks new arrangements Fauré: Op.11: Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré Op.11: Cantique… Read More »

Morton: Jelly Roll: 20 Sept c1890 – 10 July 1941

Introduction Born in New Orleans, Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe became known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton. He achieved fame as a ragtime jazz pianist and composer. Career Jelly Roll started his career in 1914 whilst living with his church-going great grandmother. He had to lie to his family about his first job as it wasn’t in the most salubrious… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 29 January 2021

Hello Music-Scorers Well January is almost over and we can move into February hopefully with more positivity …. but in the meantime there’s music. This week Anne has added to her collection of arrangements of Maple Rag by Scott Joplin which now totals fourteen Maple Leaf Rag Sheet Music – Violin and Piano Maple Leaf Rag Sheet Music… Read More »

Johnson: Charles Leslie: 3 Dec – 28 Dec 1950

Introduction Charles Leslie Johnson was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1876.  He was a prolific composer of ragtime music. By the age of six he was playing the piano (belonging to his neighbour). Then just a few years later he was studying classical piano, harmony, and music theory. Johnson published over three hundred songs, almost forty being… Read More »