With piano teachers on the hunt for the perfect piece for their students for this years Christmas recital, I thought I would post a few links to easy-intermediate sheet music from the Nutcracker. Trepak is a great choice for younger students. The rest will require a few years of prior experience to master them in time for the recital.

Nutcracker Sheet Music

Trepak or Easy Piano Solo

Arabian Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate Piano Solo

March from the Nutcracker for Intermediate Piano Solo

Waltz of the Flowers for Intermediate Piano Solo

Waltz of the Flowers for Advanced Piano Solo

Chinese Dance or Intermediate Piano Solo

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Intermediate Piano Solo

About Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky often anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States. One of these appearances was at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1891. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension in the late 1880s.

Read more at Wikipedia.org

Here’s a  collection of several pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach for easy and intermediate piano solo. The first two are for first year piano students. The rest are best suited for intermediate students.

Free Sheet Music for Easy Piano

Minuet in G for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Musette in D for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach

Free Sheet Music for Intermediate Piano

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G Minor for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Musette in D for Piano Solo by Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia, Disney’s animated masterpiece, is one of the most popular films of all time. The music for Fantasia was recorded under the direction of Leopold Stokowski, features the music of some of our greatest composers, and is performed largely by the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Many of the scores from this classic film are available to print for easy and intermediate piano.

Free Printable Sheet Music

Trepak (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Arabian Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Dance of the Hours for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Chinese Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Dance of the Reeds (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
March (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Night on Bald Mountain for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

All arrangements are available for you to print and enjoy in high quality PDF format.

Read More About the Composers

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in present-day Udmurtia, Russia. His father was a Ukrainian mining engineer. Peter began piano lessons at the age of five, and within three years he could read music as well as his teacher. Read more…

Modest Mussorgsky was born on March 9, 1839, in Karevo, a village near St. Petersburg, Russia. At six years old Modest began piano lessons with his mother, who encouraged his early efforts at composition. At the age of ten, Modest and his brother were taken to St. Petersburg to study piano at the elite Peterschule. Three years later Modest entered the Cadet School of the Guards. Music remained important to him, and at his father’s expense he published his first piece, Porte Enseigne Polka for the piano. Read more…

Rock n’ Roll has delivered to us a long list of one hit wonders, but how about the those classical music composers? Who are they, and what have they done to contribute to the world of music.

Johannes Pachelbel | Canon in D
Our first composer in our hit parade in Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706). This German Baroque period composer only gave us one great hit, but what a hit it is. Canon in D was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo, and was paired with a gigue. It was forgotten for centuries, and then reemerged in the 20th century. It surged in popularity when it appeared in the feature film Ordinary People, and has become a favorite at weddings.

Johannes Pachelbel’s score has since been published in many different arrangements. Here are a few of the arrangements available on the internet:

Free Sheet Music for Piano | Canon in D
Canon in D for Easy Piano Solo by Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D for Advanced Piano Solo by Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D for Intermediate Flute Solo by Johann Pachelbel

Albert Ellmenreich | Spinning Song
Our next composer in our hit parade is Albert Ellmenreich (1816-1905). Albert Ellmenreich was a German born actor, director and writer. He spent more than 50 years on the stage, though did find a moment to draft a song that enjoys tremendous popularity with junior high students.

Spinning Song was originally written for piano, and is available as a free printable piano score for easy and intermediate piano.

Free Sheet Music | Spinning Song
Spinning Song for Easy Piano by Albert Ellmenreich
Spinning Song for Intermediate Piano by Albert Ellmenreich

Jean-Joseph Mouret | Rondeau
Our last one hit wonder is Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738). This French born composer struck gold when his Rondeau from “Symphonies and Fanfares for the King’s Supper” became the theme music for pubic television’s Masterpiece Theater in 1971. He missed seeing the incredible success of his work by 233 years, but many of us are grateful for his contribution. This work, like Canon in D, has become a favorite at weddings.

Rondeau is available for several different instruments including piano, clarinet, trumpet, violin and harp.

Free Sheet Music | Rondeau
Rondeau for Easy Piano Solo
Rondeau for Easy Clarinet Solo
Rondeau for Easy Trumpet Solo
Rondeau for Easy Violin Solo
Rondeau for Easy Harp Solo

French Lyrics

Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse, l’on y danse.
Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse tout en rond.

Les beaux messieurs font comme ça,
Et puis encore comme ça.

Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse, l’on y danse.
Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse tout en rond.

Les belles dames font comme ça,
Et puis encore comme ça.

Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse, l’on y danse.
Sur le pont d’Avignon,
L’on y danse tout en rond.

Free Sheet Music

On the Bridge of Avignon for Piano Solo

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Browse other “The Piano Student” free sheet music posts:

Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
Level 2/Easy Piano Solos
Level 3/ Intermediate Piano Solos
Free Sheet Music | Fur Elise for Piano
Free Sheet Music | Canon in D for Piano

History

Authors suggest that The Old Gray Mare is based upon the performance of Lady Suffolk, the first horse recorded as trotting a mile in less than two and a half minutes. It is most likely, however, that the song originated as a nineteenth century campaign ditty which was composed as an epithet of Baltimore mayor Ferdinand Latrobe by the Democratic Party political operative/appointee Thomas Francis McNulty.

Lyrics

The old gray mare,
She ain’t what she used to be
Ain’t what she used to be,
Ain’t what she used to be
The old gray mare,
She ain’t what she used to be
Many long years ago.

Free Sheet Music

The Old Gray Mare for Piano Solo

old-gray-mare-piano

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How to Make Money Online for Music Teachers and Students
Nursery Rhyme Piano Sheet Music for Children
Level 2/Easy Piano Solos
Level 3/ Intermediate Piano Solos
Free Sheet Music | Fur Elise for Piano

Looking for a great solo or duet for your beginning piano students for your next recital? This set of piano arrangements may be just what you were looking for. Each link below will deliver you to a free printable Level 1A-1B arrangement, with an mp3 file to give you a chance to see if the music is everything you’d been hoping for. This mp3 file with also prove to be a useful tool to you students, giving them a chance to listen to the arrangement over and over again, as the perfect their performance.

Free Sheet Music  | Solos
Alouette for Piano Solo | French/Canadian Children’s Song
Amazing Grace for Piano Solo | Classic Hymn
Bingo for Piano Solo | Traditional
Do Your Ears Hang Low? for Piano Solo | Traditional
The Farmer in the Dell for Piano Solo | Traditional
For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow for Piano Solo | Traditional
Frère Jacques for Piano Solo | French Children’s Song
Happy Birthday for Piano Solo | Traditional
Hot Cross Buns for Piano Solo | Traditional
Itsy Bitsy Spider for Piano Solo | Finger Play Rhyme/Denmark
I Have a Little Dreidel for Piano Solo | Chanukah
Jingle Bells for Piano Solo | Christmas Carol
Lightly Row for Piano Solo | Traditional
Little Green Frog (Galumph) for Piano Solo | Traditional
London Bridge for Piano Solo | Nursery Rhyme
Old MacDonald for Piano Solo | Nursery Rhyme
Mexican Hat Dance (La Raspa) for Piano Solo | Traditional
Row, Row, Row Your Boat for Piano Solo | Traditional
Skip to My Lou for Piano Solo |Frontier Song
The Erie Canal for Piano Solo | Work Song
We Gather Together for Piano Solo | Dutch Hymn
Yankee Doodle for Piano Solo | Traditional

Free Sheet Music  | Duets
Alouette for Piano Duet | Traditional
Swan Lake for Piano Duet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Farmer in the Dell Boogie for Piano Duet | Traditional

Happy Practicing!

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Browse other “The Piano Student” free sheet music posts:

Free Sheet Music for Folks Who Dig Opera
Level 2/Easy Piano Solos
Level 3/ Intermediate Piano Solos
Free Sheet Music | Fur Elise for Piano
Free Sheet Music | Canon in D for Piano

 

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