Dear Musician and Music Lover,
Happy Father's Day! I really hope you'll enjoy this day, whether you have a dad, are a dad, have been a dad, or just want to celebrate the father figures in your life.
I am sending you this letter to inform you of our latest additions and news (as you requested).
If you live in the US, be sure to checkout our exclusive Patriotic Collections for celebrating the 4th of July with friends, family, and music:
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Sheet Music Showcase of the week
Miscellaneous: Saint Patrick's Day Collection, Irish Tunes and Songs for clarinet and piano
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Free Sheet Music of the month
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New High Quality Sheet Music
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New Exclusive Transcriptions and Arrangements in High Quality Sheet Music by Virtual Sheet Music®
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New Piano Accompaniment Videos™
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New Sheet Music from Hal Leonard or Alfred publishers
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more new sheet music...
Free Video Scores of the month
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"Prelude and Fugue I - Book I" for piano solo (or harpsichord), by Johann Sebastian Bach
"Concerto in D major Op.77" for violin and piano, by Johannes Brahms
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- commentary by Jennifer Vose, senior editor
Celebrating Father's Day
I possess no athletic aptitude whatsoever. Nonetheless, baseball has been a treasured point of connection for my Dad and me for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, his patient attempts to teach me the finer points of hitting and pitching went about as far as the handful of whiffle balls I actually managed to hit. Instead, we found common ground in our mutual appreciation for the game as fans - its history, stories, silly rules, and traditions (despite the many troubling elements that have unfortunately become a part of today's game). Watching games on television together was always great fun, but going in-person to ball games with my Dad was even better. To this day, I think there's nothing quite like emerging from the tunnel into a stadium - its roof open to a big blue sky, a sprawling, perfectly-tended green below, players and field hands milling about getting ready for the first pitch, and eager fans arriving and settling in for a long, hot afternoon of strikes, questionable calls, lots of foul balls, walks, wild pitches; and if we were lucky, home runs, heroic diving catches, stolen bases, and a "win" for whoever we happened to be rooting for that day.
One of my favorite traditions at the ballpark was when, at the Seventh Inning Stretch, everyone would rise and join together in a rousing chorus of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" - young and old, men and women, friends and foes. To join in singing this timeless, familiar tune with a stadium full of voices always felt like such an endearing piece of Americana to me that brought a diverse crowd together, even if for just a few bars of a melody just about everyone knew by heart.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
was written in 1908 - the lyrics by Jack Norworth, an actor, and the music by Albert Von Tilzer, a former shoe salesman - neither of whom had ever attended a baseball game prior to writing the song. While the song was one of the day's greatest hits, it wasn't until the mid-70s that a stadium-wide chorus of Take Me Out To The Ball Game became the beloved, widespread standard procedure for marking the time between the top and bottom of the seventh inning.
Yet again, music, even just a simple melody, manages to provide a rich soundtrack to some of life's most precious memories; for me, it's sitting side-by-side with my Dad, taking turns peering through the binoculars, and absorbing ourselves in a game we both loved, exciting or as boring as it was, together as father and daughter.
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Basics of Violin Playing e-book
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COMING SOON in high quality, pure PDF digital format with audio files
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: "12 Studies for viola, Book I" for viola solo
Antonio Vivaldi: "Autumn from The Four Seasons" for string quartet
Camille Saint-Saens: "Sonata Op. 166, 2nd movement" for oboe and piano
Sebastian Lee: "Six Etudes Melodiques Op. 76" for cello solo
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: "12 Studies for viola, Book II" for viola solo
Camille Saint-Saens: "Sonata Op. 166, 3rd movement" for oboe and piano
Franz Joseph Haydn: "Concerto No. 1 in C major, 1st movement" for violin and piano
...plus more music for other instruments and ensembles.