Manuel de Falla y Matheu: 23 Nov 1876 – 14 Nov 1946

Introduction: Manuel de Falla y Matheu was a Spanish composer born in Andalucia. He is not a composer known to everyone, however he was one of Spain’s most important musicians during the first half of the 20th century along with Albéniz, Tárrega and  Granados.  As he became more famous he dropped the y Matheu part of his surname. Family: His mother… Read More »

Giacomo Puccini 22 Dec 1858 – 29 Nov 1924

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer who was born in 1858. He was from a musical family – in fact five generations of organists and composers for the Cathedral of San Martino.  Sadly, his father died when he was only five but his position at the Cathedral was held and he took it at the age of fourteen… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 15 May 2020

Hello Music -Scorers! I hope this email finds you safe and well. This week Anne has created five new quartets. These quartets are of Puccini’s O’Mio Babbino Caro for the Clarinet, Wind, Brass, String and Saxophone – click on the links below to view the sheet music. Saxophone QuartetString QuartetBrass QuartetWind QuartetClarinet Quartet Take a look at our… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 1 May 2020

Hello Music Scorers! I hope that you are all surviving and managing to keep upbeat. Anne has added nine new arrangements to this week. Clap for Carers The first arrangement consists of 3 songs CLAP FOR CARERS for any instrument. As so many of us around the world are clapping once a week in support of our… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 24 April 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! This week Anne has added five new arrangements of Benjamin Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux. As the name suggests the piece is split into three movements: Allegretto – is a great favourite in the flute repertoire.Idylle – is dreamy and nostalgic, and is demanding for both soloist and accompanist as it weaves through interesting modulations.Valse –… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music – 13 April 2020

Hello Music-Scorers! I hope that you are all safe and healthy at this unusual time. This week Anne has added 5 new arrangements to the site from Op.116 by the French composer Benjamin Godard. Four of these pieces are from the second part of Suite de 3 Morceaux, Idylle which is dreamy and nostalgic, and is demanding for… Read More »

Sergei Rachmaninoff: 1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943

Introduction Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer who lived in the 20th Century. His early works were very much influenced by other famous Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Balakirev and Mussorgsky. However as he became more established he created his own style. Early Years Sergei was born into aristocratic family and was the fourth of six children.… Read More »