We now have more than 2 MILLION titles for sale worldwide!
Focusing on our mission to make the world’s music more playable, we’ve doubled our catalog in the last five years by forging critical relationships with sheet music publishers, creating pathways to sell and ship editions worldwide and aggressively expanding into digital sheet music available for instant download and printing.
We started Sheet Music Plus in 1997 with a commitment to serve musicians like ourselves with a full spectrum of sheet music, fast delivery and music experts filling our ranks in every department.
We’d like to celebrate this milestone by introducing ourselves (in alphabetical order!) and sharing some of our favorite items with you.
AMY, General Manager
I have fond memories of playing through the duets in the Album of Flute Duets with my amazing flute teacher, Patty Lazzara. Making music together with others has brought me joy throughout my life.
“All Star (As an English Madrigal” is so fun to perform because you get the early 2000s nostalgia combined with the unexpected twist of a revived musical style. All that glitters truly is gold.
Print music was a disruptive force in its origin. The printing press was the internet of its day, and the music that was printed changed the world and brought art to the masses. In that vein, I selected titles that are my favorites for their creative synthesis of repertoire, artwork and binding. The books in the Liederprojekt series were created to promote children singing music with texts, illustrations and “sing-along” resources to compel children to sing.
Liederprojekt: Die Liederbuch-Kassette. Wiegenlieder, Kinderlieder, Weihnachtslieder • The Berlin Flower Diary of Clara Schumann • Tristan und Isolde WWV 90. Autograph: National Archive from the Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth – Wagner
The Opera Aria Anthology is a 4-volume collection (Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone) that I compiled and completed in 2005 while working for EC Schirmer in Boston. These are a good source for late 20th-Century American opera arias – a genre frequently called for in auditions.
Songs and Hymns of Piwnica pod Baranami contains some of the best-known and most beautiful songs from Krakow’s Piwnica pod Baranami. During its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, Piwnica pod Baranami was the most renowned political cabaret in Poland and one of the best and most influential artistic groups in the country, and it all started because a group of young artists simply wanted a way to express themselves and perform together under an oppressive regime. I fell in love with Piwnica pod Baranami when studying abroad in Krakow, and I turned it into the focal point of my undergraduate thesis a few years later.
As a drummer, Stick Control was the first book I picked up when I started learning Jazz. It was a game changer for me as it took me though an insightful journey of rediscovering the rudiments that underlie every drumming technique. Improving stick control had a real impact on my play style and greatly contributed to my love for drums as an instrument.
HELENA, Customer Service
It took several weeks for me to get that solo in “Maggie May” down cold, but my teacher and I played it loud and proud when I mastered it. We also sang along loudly, much to the consternation of the other students taking lessons.
“For the Star of County Down” is both a slow, lyrical piece and an upbeat dance piece that kids actually love. My students used to always ask for it and self-organize to play it together after school – including on Google Hangouts! It incorporates various tempo changes, triplets, and meter changes, and every instrument gets a piece of the melody at some point. A review from a 6th-grade boy upon sight-reading this piece for the first time: “IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!”
The songbook for The Little Mermaid is the first piece of sheet music I picked out and purchased for myself. I wanted to perform in a showcase my choral director held, and I wanted to pick out something new that I loved, “Part of Your World.” Howard Ashman and Alan Menken were a vital part of the Disney Renaissance and my childhood. I still love singing their songs and introducing them to my niece.
RYAN, Customer Service
I got to play the part of Freddie in a production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in college. Hamming it up in songs like “Great Big Stuff” and “Love is My Legs” was the most fun I’ve ever had on stage, no question!
Halfway through music school, I decided to take a break and moved to Brazil for a while. Although I wasn’t there primarily to study music, I couldn’t help falling under the spell of Brazilian music. “Ciranda das Sete Notas” was one of my favorite discoveries.
TANNER, Web Development
When you need a good pick-me up, just play some Happy!