Dear Musician and Music Lover,
New music has been added to the Virtual Sheet Music site.
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Sheet Music Showcase of the week
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto in Eb major for trumpet and piano
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New Sheet Music from other publishers
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more new sheet music...
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"Hanukkah Songs Collection (Chanukah songs)" for cello and piano
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Enjoy the music more than ever!
- commentary by Jennifer Vose, senior editor
What May Have Been On MLK'S Playlist
When we listen to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., either in recordings or our own personal memories, we may notice a tuneful quality to his voice, as though he is singing, rather than simply speaking, his words. An affinity for music may not seem surprising when we consider that King's mother was an accomplished organist and choir director; and that in his youth, King sang in church choirs, and perhaps even as a soloist, to some degree of acclaim.
Melodious as his voice may have sounded in his leadership of the civil rights movement in the mid-20th century, however, the adult King was rather uncomfortable singing for an audience. Even his wife, Coretta Scott King, admits that King was a far better orator than singer. One might even imagine close friends chiding King's attempts to offer up a tune with comments like, "Don't quit your day job!" of proclaiming, in written and spoken word, a passionate message of equality, peace, and "the beloved community."
Though singing may have not been his strength, King found great inspiration and comfort in gospel and other sacred music.
Here's a list of a few of what may have been his favorites:
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
There Is A Balm in Gilead
We Shall Overcome
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Rock of Ages
The Old Rugged Cross
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
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COMING SOON by Virtual Sheet Music®
Miscellaneous: "Beginning Violin, part I" beginner's collection for violin solo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Waltz from Sleeping Beauty" for two clarinets
Miscellaneous: "Valentine Collection" for violin and viola (duets)
Traditional: "The House of the Rising Sun" for piano solo
Miscellaneous: "Beginning Violin, part II" beginner's collection for violin solo
...plus more music for other instruments and ensembles.