Sheet Music and News from Virtual Sheet Music (April 2016)

From Fabrizio Ferrari who is CEO, violinist and music composer at Virtual Sheet Music. – Richard Schletty

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.

Important: Many of our users have not discovered our entire catalog yet, so here is the link:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/Downloads.html

Enjoy!

Get Ready Now for Mother's Day

Don't delay to prepare the perfect music for Mother's Day. VSM has music just right to celebrate Mom on May 8th and beyond:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/MothersDay.html

And if you scroll down the page at the above link, you'll find all versions of the famous Brahms' Lullaby, for a one-of-a-kind, musical Mother's Day gift. For all lullabies, and other tunes sure to touch Mom's heart, just click the link below:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/s.php?k=lullaby

Get started today!

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. These 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.

Choose your instrument, and start browsing thousands of super-discounted titles:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/Instruments.html

We look forward to bringing you this wonderful, musical opportunity!!

This Month's Recommended Music for You

These are music titles that may interest you based on your preferences and browsing history:

Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67 (f.score) for orchestra "Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67 (f.score)" for orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/BeSymphony5FULL

Brandenburg Concerto I (COMPLETE) for hrn, ob, bs, strings and harpsichord "Brandenburg Concerto I (COMPLETE)" for hrn, ob, bs, strings and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/Brandenburg1Offer

Brandenburg Concerto I (parts) for hrn, ob, bs, strings and harpsichord "Brandenburg Concerto I (parts)" for hrn, ob, bs, strings and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/Brandenburg1

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.

Meditation Op. 32 for violin and piano "Meditation Op. 32" for violin and piano, by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/GlazunovMeditationVlPf

Sonatas Op.2, M.S. 10 for violin and guitar "Sonatas Op.2, M.S. 10" for violin and guitar, by Nicolo Paganini
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/SonatasOp2VlGu

Fifty Piano Pieces for First Beginners Op.70, Book I for piano solo "Fifty Piano Pieces for First Beginners Op.70, Book I" for piano solo, by Hermann Berens
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/BerensOp70Book1Pf

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!

Moments for trombone and piano "Moments" for trombone and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsTbnePf

Moments for trumpet and piano "Moments" for trumpet and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsTrPf

Moments for horn and piano "Moments" for horn and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsHrnPf

Moments for bassoon and piano "Moments" for bassoon and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsBsPf

Moments for soprano saxophone and piano "Moments" for soprano saxophone and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsSSaxPf

Moments for oboe and piano "Moments" for oboe and piano, by Andre Van Haren
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/MomentsObPf

Latest Classical Sheet Music from other publishers

These are printable digital sheet music titles from Hal Leonard or Alfred publishing co.
As a Member, you can enjoy a 50% discount on these titles.

Lullaby for choir and piano (SATB) "Lullaby" for choir and piano (SATB), by Matthew Emery
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/HL-325759

Somewhere In My Memory for choir and piano (SATB) "Somewhere In My Memory" for choir and piano (SATB), by Mark Hayes
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/HL-326988

Video Scores of the month

These are YouTube videos created from our high quality PDF digital sheet music
and audio files.

"Ave Maria" for piano solo, by Franz Schubert
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/vd/bBpQ-Vf0qu4

"Easter Collection - Easter Hymns and Tunes" for flute and piano
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/vd/GI5SmfXhYl4

and more are coming on our YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe!):

http://www.youtube.com/virtualsheetmusic

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)
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/ThanksgivingCollection

Antonio Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons" for violin and piano
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/Stagioni

Louis-Claude Daquin: "Le Coucou" for piano solo
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/DaquinLeCoucouPf

Ludwig Van Beethoven: "Spring Sonata" for violin and piano
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/SpringSonata

Gioacchino Rossini: "La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)" for piano solo
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/GazzaPf

Franz Joseph Haydn: "The Lark" for string quartet
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/LarkQuartet

Stuff to remember

Music Expert Videos
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/

Basics of Violin Playing e-book
based on the Italian violin school
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/ViolinBasics

Virtual Sheet Music Violin Package (now with a Membership included!)
The complete package for the modern violinist
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/ml/VSMP0001

AirTurn for iPad/iPhone
play music with your iPad or iPhone and turn pages wirelessly
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/AirTurn.html

Free Application for iPad/iPhone.
Enjoy the VSM high quality repertoire on the go!
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/iPad/
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/iPhone/

Version 1.0 of the app is also available for Android based devices:
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/android/

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.

Stay tuned!

Fabrizio Ferrari, CEO
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Just reply to this e-mail with your queries or requests.

Until next time... enjoy the great music!

Sincerely,
Fabrizio Ferrari
CEO, violinist and music composer
Virtual Sheet Music ®
Classical Sheet Music Downloads ®
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com

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