Dear Musician and Music Lover,
new sheet music has been added to the Virtual Sheet Music site.
I am sending you this letter to inform you of our latest additions and news (as you requested). Today we are also featuring our first music commentary, with deep musical insights, from our senior editor Jennifer Vose.
Higher Discounts for Members!
We're excited to announce that we are now offering discounts up to 70% on the digital sheet music repertoire from Hal Leonard and Alfred. Such new, unbeatable low prices are offered only to our exclusive Members thanks to a new special relationship we have with the Hal Leonard and Alfred music publishing companies. You can find popular sheet music titles for just $2.99, or even $1.49, ready to download and print.
And don't forget: Members also always get our own high-quality and exclusive sheet music, including audio files and interactive features, for free.
Learn more about Membership and its benefits, and join today from the link below:
We look forward to having you join us as a Member!
Sheet Music Showcase of the week
Alexander Ilyinsky: Berceuse (Lullaby) Op.13 No.7 for piano solo
Every week, we showcase an item taken from our high-quality digital sheet music collection. Try it and check out the look of VSM's high-quality sheet music!
Free Sheet Music of the month
These are high quality, downloadable and printable digital sheet music titles by
Virtual Sheet Music offered in PDF file format complete of audio MIDI and Mp3
files. Most of our free sheet music also includes Mp3 accompaniment files to
play along with your computer or Mp3 audio player.
and more free sheet music on the page below:
New High Quality Sheet Music
These are high quality, downloadable and printable digital sheet music titles by Virtual Sheet Music® offered in PDF file format complete of audio MIDI and Mp3 files. Most of these items also include Mp3 accompaniment files to play along with your computer or Mp3 audio player.
New Exclusive Transcriptions and Arrangements in High Quality Sheet Music by Virtual Sheet Music®
These are exclusive high quality, downloadable and printable digital sheet music titles by Virtual Sheet Music offered in PDF file format complete of audio MIDI and Mp3 files. Most of these items also include Mp3 accompaniment files to play along with your computer or Mp3 audio player. These arangements are exclusive, and cannot be found anywhere else!
New Sheet Music from Hal Leonard or Alfred publishers
These are printable, and often interactive, digital sheet music titles from Hal Leonard and Alfred publishing.
They are available for a price, but we offer a discount of Up to 70% for Members (see below how to become a Member!)
more new sheet music...
Free Video Scores of the month
These are YouTube videos created from our high quality PDF digital sheet music
and audio files. Consider them as a showcase of our high quality digital sheet
music with audio files.
"Ave Maria" for piano solo, by Franz Schubert
"Easter Collection - Easter Hymns and Tunes" for flute and piano
and more are coming on our YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe!):
Enjoy the music more than ever!
- commentary by Jennifer Vose, senior editor
Celebrating Earth Day with the music in mind...
With Earth Day recently past and environmental consciousness fresh in our minds, many of us have set forth ambitious intentions to recycle more, commute around town by bike or on foot, replace any lingering incandescent light bulbs, buy more local, organic foods, or maybe even install solar panels on the roof. But as is often the case with other once-yearly observances, the spirit engendered by a holiday, like Earth Day, eventually wanes, giving way once again to old habits and routines that favor convenience, affordability, or fading motivation to do the difficult work of "going green." If only we could keep kindled the spark of motivation to live green all through the year beyond the limited reaches of Earth Day!
Classical music may seem an unlikely place to turn for motivation to treat your garden with organic fertilizers, and purchase reusable water bottles instead of those dreaded plastic ones. In fact, composers for centuries have expressed deep love for and connections to the natural world which are vividly reflected in their compositions. Beethoven, for example, passionately remarked, "How glad I am to be able to roam in wood and thicket, among the trees and flowers and rocks. No one can love the country as I do... In the country every tree seems to speak to me, saying, 'Holy! Holy!' In the woods there is enchantment which expresses all things!" Beethoven may not have needed to concern himself with his carbon footprint, but the lasting legacy of his and other nature-inspired masterpieces may help keep us on track when we forget about the threats to our planet in the 21st century.
Without digging too far into the archives, we find a treasure trove of composers whose music reflects the way nature stirred their pens and souls; and when we listen to this music that evokes nature's strength, beauty, fragility, movement, stillness, and wonder, perhaps we'll be continually inspired to care for our planet, even when life affords us precious little time to immerse ourselves in the simple beauty that surrounds us. Have a listen (or a view) to some of these nature-inspired works for some much-needed reminders that our beautiful planet does need our tender care each and every day:
Conrad Kocher: "For the Beauty of the Earth" for voice, piano or other instruments
(included in our Thanksgiving Collection)
Antonio Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons" for violin and piano
Louis-Claude Daquin: "Le Coucou" for piano solo
Ludwig Van Beethoven: "Spring Sonata" for violin and piano
Gioacchino Rossini: "La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)" for piano solo
Franz Joseph Haydn: "The Lark" for string quartet
Stuff to remember
Music Expert Videos
Basics of Violin Playing e-book
based on the Italian violin school
Virtual Sheet Music Violin Package (now with a Membership included!)
The complete package for the modern violinist
AirTurn for iPad/iPhone
play music with your iPad or iPhone and turn pages wirelessly
Free Application for iPad/iPhone.
Enjoy the VSM high quality repertoire on the go!
Version 1.0 of the app is also available for Android based devices:
Step-by-step instructions to become a Member for only $37.75
Start by following this link:
1. Enter your name (or nickname) and e-mail address, then create a password. Click
"Confirm and continue."
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4. Enter your credit card, check, or PayPal details, then "Confirm and Finish".
It's that simple!!
Note that the price may be increased soon, so be sure to join today!
A Membership entitles you to great benefits you really don't want to miss. Learn more about Membership at the link below:
Finally our FREE SHEET MUSIC is always available at the link below:
Free samples give you an idea of the high-quality content Virtual Sheet Music offers and how valuable our service to your musical needs can be.
Also, don't forget you can view and print the first page of any of our items free of charge. For example, if you are interested in the Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata for piano:
just click on the link that reads "Look Inside". Or click on the sheet music icon to view the first page and, where available, download a high-quality PDF file of it. This can be very useful for determining if a piece fits your needs.
Enjoy the music!
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COMING SOON in high quality, pure PDF digital format with audio files
Maurice Ravel: "Ma Mere l' Oye" for piano four hands
Giulio Caccini: "Ave Maria" for voice and piano
Hermann Berens: "50 Piano Pieces for First Beginners, Op. 70 Book II" for piano solo
Antonio Vivaldi: "Summer from The Four Seasons" for string quartet
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Partita in A minor BWV 1013" for flute solo
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Arioso" for viola and piano
...plus more music for other instruments and ensembles.