Published 2013-05-12 17:50:30
Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 - 23 February 1934)
Edward Elgar is perhaps best known in the United States as the composer of "Pomp and Circumstance," the tune to which our high school and college graduates regularly march on the way to the podium to receive their diplomas.
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Published 2013-05-01 10:27:26
JustsSheetMusic Book Notes
At irregular intervals here at JustSheetMusic, we let our readers know about some of the new books on a range of musical subjects that are always falling off the presses, or downloading themselves into email in-boxes. Today is another of those days.
Hell Yeah! The best quotes in rock ?n? roll history By...Read more
Published 2013-04-19 16:23:14
Tomasz Stanko (born July 11, 1942)
Why does trumpet talent at this moment in history seem to flow to men whose surnames begin with the letter S? I don't know. But then, I have been baffled by lesser mysteries than that!
Devoted readers of this blog will surely want to know that one of these great contemporary jazz trumpete...Read more
Published 2013-04-02 11:58:32
Fishing in the Depths of Benjamin Britten
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, a great English composer and conductor who created several outstanding operas: Peter Grimes (1945), Billy Budd (1951), and The Turn of the Screw (1954) among them. [The Queen had made him a peer in 1976, and Britten died o...Read more
Published 2013-03-28 12:17:10
Harvey Lavan ("Van") Cliburn, a classical pianist who has been world famous since 1958, died on February 27th of this year. We at JustSheetMusic
bid him a fond farewell.
Cliburn was in a direct chain of succession from the 19th century master Read more