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Welcome to mymusicscores.com, the home of digital string music. Here you can access several hundred string music scores starting at the very low cost of £9.99 for a six months subscription. This site aims to help you spend less time arranging and looking for string music and more time teaching and making music happen.

New scores are added every month and you can even request a score if it's not available. Have a browse through the catalogue and see what scores we have... If you have any questions please do get in touch.

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Sibelius Romance Op. 78 No. 2 for Violin and String Orchestra

It was always been common practice for composers to write smaller works as a means of increasing their income.  Sibelius was now different from many of his contemporary and composed a wide range of salon pieces.  Most of these were composed for the piano or violin and piano.  When asked by his daughter Katarina why he composed these small pieces, when he should be writing great works, he replied, "To provide you with bread and butter."

In 1915 Sibelius composed his four Pieces for violin and piano, Op.78.   This Romance is the second of these pieces and was also published for cello and piano.  

We must remember that Sibelius was a violinist! Sibelius was 50 in 1915 and in his diary he famously admitted of "Dreaming of being twelve years old and a violin virtuoso".  This Romance is far from being a virtuoso piece but it is filled with charm.

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Tessarini Aletamento Armonici No 1 for String Orchestra

Carlo Tessarini was born in Rimini in 1690.   His exact date of birth is not known.  In 1716, the German composer and violinist Pisendel came across some of his violin concertos.  Some of these concertos later were published  by Le Cene and Walsh as part of his 12 Concerti Opus 1 set.

Tessarini's Allettamenti Armonici consist of 6 sinfonias for string orchestra.  The first of these is in D minor and is in three movements - Allegro - Andante - Presto.

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Saint Saens Dance Macabre for String Orchestra

Danse macabre, Op. 40 was composed in 1874 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It started out song for voice and piano based on an old French superstition of "Death" appearing at midnight every year at Halloween. 

Saint-Saëns expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin. 

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Saint-Saens Romance Op. 36 for Cello and String Orchestra

Composed in 1874 for either Horn or cello and piano. Saint-Saens later orchestrated it. Here is an arrangement for cello and string orchestra.

I found this beautiful performance on YouTube of  Saint-Saens Romance Op. 36 for Cello and Orchestra by cellist William Molina Cestari.

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Locatelli’s Sinfonia Funebre for String Orchestra

Locatelli’s Sinfonia Funebre composta per l’esequie della sua Donna, che si celebrano in Roma or “Funeral symphony composed for the obsequies of his Woman, celebrated in Rome” was composed in the 1720s. The Sinfonia is in several movements and starts with a very scary first movement marked Lamento Largo e sostenuto.

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Lully Overture Bellerophon for String Orchestra

Bellérophon by Jean-Baptiste Lully and a libretto by Thomas Corneille and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle was first performed by the Opéra at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris on 31 January 1679.

The opera played for 9 months and was one of Lully's greatest successes.  The overture is scored for 3 violins, viola, cello and bass.

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Rameau Danse Du Grand Calument De Paix for String Orchestra

This pieces comes from Act 4 of "Les Indes Galantes".  Composed in 1735 by Rameau it was possibly one of the most important works composed in the opera/ballet style.  This Danse has a very catchy tune and would benefit from some percussion parts being added!

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