Spanish Classical Composers

Famous Spanish Classical Composers For this post we take a brief look at the famous Spanish classical composers featured on our site along with a selection of their works. Many of the Spanish composers listed here are from the late Romantic period when nationalist music was becoming more popular. Spanish classical music has been heavily influenced over time… Read More »

Ave Maria – Wedding Favorite

Hail Mary! – so many versions Still on the theme of weddings – well it is always a popular choice, we explore a little about this ancient prayer. Origins Ave Maria or Hail Mary! is an iconic Roman Catholic prayer addressing the Virgin Mary. The prayer in its original state has been known since 6th century. Originally spoken… Read More »

Christmas Songs from Around the World

Festive songs across the globe At music-scores.com we have a large selection of Christmas songs sheet music for you to download and play. Most of the carols and songs in our catalog have English lyrics so we thought we should talk about some of the music that originated in other countries. Hopefully there may be something here that… Read More »

Winter Music

Classical Sheet Music for Winter The weather here in the UK has remained unseasonably mild for the wintertime. Ordinarily we would have been wrapped up in hats, scarves and gloves whilst scraping the ice from our car windscreens. The local council workers would have been adding gritting salt to the paths and roads. Children would have been running… Read More »

Christmas Sheet Music – O Holy Night 2022

O Holy Night by Adolphe Charles Adam You may have a particular favourite Christmas carol or Christmas song, whether it’s some of the traditional classics that we have at music-scores or Bing Crosby, Shakin’ Steven’s or even Mariah Carey! The team here are all agreed that Adam’s O Holy Night is right at the top of our list.… Read More »

Christmas Sheet Music – Carol of the Bells 2022

Carol of the Bells Ukrainian composer Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovich wrote this amazing piece in 1916. Read more about Leontovich on his biography page. We he have over fifty arrangements of this delightful song on our website. The Ukrainian word for “bountiful” gives this song its original name, “Shchedryk”. The song is based on a traditional folk chant and… Read More »

Thanksgiving 2022

What is Thanksgiving Day? Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when people gather to give thanks for the harvest and other important historical events. The arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in the United States is one example. Thanksgiving is celebrated in various countries and on different dates around the world including the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia and… Read More »

Fauré’s Pavane

Op.50 Pavane by Fauré Gabriel Fauré composed Op. 50 Pavane for orchestra and chorus in 1887. Anne has recently arranged the simple but beautiful melody of Pavane as a Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon and Trombone. Fauré named this piece after a Spanish court dance that was popular in Europe during the Renaissance. Though originally… Read More »

Music for Peaceful Contemplation

Gentle Music Following the sad news about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II we thought we would share with you some some of our favourite pieces of gentle music for contemplation  that you can find on our site. Holst. The Planets: 2 Venus Venus, the Bringer of Peace  from the planet suite by Gustav Holst is a sensitive… Read More »

Folk and Traditional Music

Traditional and Folk Music If you enjoy a sing song or informal music performance at your summer gatherings with family or friends then browse through our selection of folk and traditional music. We have plenty to choose from for old and young alike. Take a look at the suggestions below. Londonderry Air Londonderry Air, also known as Danny… Read More »