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new sheet music has been added to the Virtual Sheet Music site.
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Sheet Music Showcase of the week
Miscellaneous: Easter Collection - Easter Hymns and Tunes for piano solo
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New High Quality Sheet Music
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New Sheet Music from Hal Leonard or Alfred publishers
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more new sheet music...
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"Mother's Day Collection, sweet and amusing compositions" for clarinet and piano
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- commentary by Jennifer Vose, senior editor
Memories for Memorial Day
When I was 13 and my family took a road trip to Washington D.C., the site that impressed me the most was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
. The monument is a polished black granite wall on which are inscribed the names of the fallen during the conflict - in chronological order according to the war's mounting casualties. The portion of the wall depicting the height of the war towers alarmingly overhead listing names in the thousands. As my mother explained the significance of the monument, and as I watched other visitors approach the wall to trace familiar names, leave red roses, and shed silent tears, I began to grasp, perhaps for the first time, the magnitude of war, and the imperative that we honor, remember, and celebrate those who, in Abraham Lincoln's moving words, "gave the last full measure of devotion."
First celebrated as Decoration Day in 1868 in the Northern states by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers, Memorial Day is a national holiday of remembrance - now beloved primarily for its informal designation as the "unofficial start of summer." But as I learned on my family's Washington D.C. vacation, the casualties of war and the individuals we're supposed to honor on this holiday stand for far more than the sum of backyard barbecues, community parades, and aggregate numbers listed in history textbooks.
Perhaps owing to my experience as an impressionable teenager, I fully admit to being one of those who gets goosebumps and misty eyes at the sound of "The Star Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful," and "My Country 'Tis of Thee"- patriotic music heard in abundance around holidays like Memorial Day.
But even as Memorial Day may be the perfect excuse to belt out our national anthem in gratitude, or march with pride in time to the local high school's rendition of "The Stars and Stripes Forever," we might also find time to turn down the volume, put aside our hamburgers, and take a moment for "Taps
" - the well-known bugle call once sounded to signal "lights out" in military encampments, and now heard at nearly every military funeral. "Taps" is not a somber tune, however, but rather a simple, hauntingly beautiful melody that evokes reverence, a peaceful repose, and a gentle, fond parting of the ways - a perfect way to honor those who sacrifice their lives to uphold the ideals of democracy and freedom (even if forever a work in progress).
➜ Music for Memorial Day
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COMING SOON in high quality, pure PDF digital format with audio files
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Arioso" for viola and piano
Fermo Dante Marchetti: "Fascination" for trumpet and piano
Hermann Berens: "Fifty Piano Pieces for First Beginners, Book III" for piano solo
Traditional: "The Star Spangled Banner" for piano four hands
Camille Saint-Saens: "Sonata Op. 166" for oboe and piano
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: "12 Studies for viola, Book I" for viola solo
...plus more music for other instruments and ensembles.