Tag: piano

Fantastic Beasts Medley

I loved J.K. Rowling’s most recent film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Naturally, I loved the music and as soon as I got home from the theatre started a google quest. Despite my best searching efforts as well as hours of Youtube research yielded no good arrangements of the best themes from the movie. So I took matters into my own hands and listened through the score, marking my favorite parts. The end product was the Fantastic Beasts Medley. Below you will find the free sheet music as well as a video of the medley.

Fantastic Beast Medley Sheet Music

Audio Download

Also, feel free to browse more free sheet music here.

-M.M.

Fireflies Sheet Music

I received a request in a comment on Youtube to post sheet music to my cover of “Fireflies” by Owl City. I dug back through my archives and found some sheet music I created back when I first started creating electronic sheet music. I have decided to post it here in case you too are interested in playing it. Click the underlined link below to access the pdf.

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And in case you missed the original Youtube video, posted years ago, here it is:

La Cathédrale Engloutie

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One of my favorite composers is Claude Debussy. I recorded his piece “La cathédrale engloutie” [the swalowed/engulfed/sunken cathedral]. I hope you like it. Click the link below to listen to download the audio.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By2Jaqrpo1ywOXMxZ2hscEVDT0k/edit?usp=sharing

The piece tells the story of an ancient catheral that rises up out of the sea (or possibly a swamp or marsh). Debussy, in a truly impressionistic fashion, paints a picture of curch bells and an organ playing first above water, once the cathedral has emerged, and then underwater, once the cathedral has sunk back into the sea. It is a very beautiful piece.

-M.M.

 

 

The Writer {a waltz}

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“The Writer” is a piano waltz I composed. Originally, it was titled the “Elipses Waltz” because  of the reoccuring “dot dot dot” motif. (. . .) Below you can find links to the pdf sheet music as well as a rough audio recording of the piece.

The Writer [PDF Sheet music]

The Writer [mp3 audio]

Thanks for music-ing with me!

-M.M.

Hero

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“Hero” is a piece I composed about a – you guessed it – Hero. Sometimes I picture the hero as a Greek or Roman sword-weilding hero, and sometimes I picture the hero as a Link or a Frodo. Other times the hero is just a normal person, but no matter the definition, the story is the same. A hero sets out on a journey only to come across an insurmountable challenge which nearly destroys all hope until the hero rises triumphant from the ashes. That is what this piece is about.

-M.M.

Defying Gravity

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I love Wicked. Not being wicked, but the magical, musical WICKED. This is a recording I did a while back of a piano reduction of “Defying Gravity”. You can download the audio from the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By2Jaqrpo1ywY0FVeEtQaEVTVnc/edit?usp=sharing

Here are the lyrics, just for kicks and grins:

Defying Gravity

ELPHABA

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

GALINDA

Can’t I make you understand?
You’re having delusions of grandeur:

ELPHABA

I’m through accepting limits
’cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love I guess I’ve lost
Well, if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I’d sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down:
(spoken) Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could
do, together.

(sung) Unlimited
Together we’re unlimited
Together we’ll be the greatest team
There’s ever been
Glinda –
Dreams, the way we planned ’em

GALINDA

If we work in tandem:

BOTH

There’s no fight we cannot win
Just you and I
Defying gravity
With you and I
Defying gravity

ELPHABA

They’ll never bring us down!
(spoken) Well? Are you coming?

GALINDA
I hope you’re happy
Now that you’re choosing this

ELPHABA

(spoken) You too
(sung) I hope it brings you bliss

BOTH

I really hope you get it
And you don’t live to regret it
I hope you’re happy in the end
I hope you’re happy, my friend:

ELPHABA

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
“Ev’ryone deserves the chance to fly!”
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who’d ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I’m flying high
Defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown!
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!

GALINDA

I hope you’re happy!

CITIZENS OF OZ

Look at her, she’s wicked!
Get her!

ELPHABA

Bring me down!

CITIZENS OF OZ

No one mourns the wicked
So we’ve got to bring her

ELPHABA

Ahhh!

CITIZENS OF OZ

Down!

-M.M.

 

Source: Wicked – Defying Gravity Lyrics | MetroLyrics