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Somewhere In My Memory (Home Alone) | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Somewhere In My Memory is the official soundtrack of the 1990 box office hit American Christmas comedy film Home Alone. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as the protagonist Kevin McCallister who was accidentally left behind by his family as they were about to fly to Paris for their Christmas vacation. All alone in their huge home in Chicago, Kevin has to fend for himself as he tries to protect their home from burglars trying to take advantage of families leaving their houses for vacations. It was the highest-grossing live action comedy film in the United States as well as worldwide until another movie broke its way and got into the spot in 2011.

With over $400 million as its gross earnings, it is no wonder that the film garnered several awards and nominations including one for the film’s soundtrack. Its nominations include the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The soundtrack was composed by John Williams and was released by Sony Classical in cassette on December 4,1990. The film’s director, Chris Columbus, originally wanted Bruce Broughton to score the film’s soundtrack however due to Broughton’s prior commitment with another movie, he had to cancel at the last minute. Several posters of the film even had Broughton’s name written on it as the composer. Columbus then employed the help of Steven Spielberg who helped him contact Williams to produce the final score instead. The song is played throughout the length of the movie, either in full lengths or fragments. It was also used for the sequel of the movie, Home Alone 2 Lost In New York (1992). Somewhere In My Memory proved to be popular all over the world as several schools, professional choirs and orchestras performed it as a piece for Christmas concerts.

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Somewhere In My Memory | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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About the Composer of ‘Somewhere In My Memory’

John Williams is an American composer renowned for his works in cinematic history creating film scores for several box office hit movies, including those of the Home Alone series, Jaws, Close Encounters, Indiana Jones series, and the first three Harry Potter films. He has been a constant collaborator with Steven Spielberg and has been the composer of all Spielberg’s films except three of his feature films. His partnership with Spielberg has helped him land the film scoring of the first two Home Alone films.

Under his name, Williams has won 24 Grammy awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. He is also the second most nominated individual following behind Walt Disney. In 2000, Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame. Of the top 20 highest grossing films of all time, Williams was the composer for eight of those movies.

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Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music

Christmas Time Is Here was written by Lee Mendelson and American pianist and composer, Vince Guaraldi, for the 1965 television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was commissioned by the Coca-Cola company, and was one of the first animated Christmas specials produced for network TV in the USA. The best selling soundtrack for the special includes two versions of this song. One is an instrumental version performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.  The second track is a choral version performed by children of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, CA.

Christmas Time Is Here has been covered by Chicago on their album Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998), Al Jarreau on his album Christmas (2008), Melissa Manchester on her album Joy (1997), Christian band, MercyMe, on their album The Christmas Sessions (2005), and Mel Tormé on his album Christmas Songs (1992).

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This piano sheet music arrangement is written for the intermediate student with a few years of study. It’s in the key of F, and the site has a digital recording that kids can listen to as they practice.

Christmas Time Is Here | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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About Vince Guaraldi

Vincent Anthony Guaraldi (1928-1976) was born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio in San Francisco’s North Beach area. He was an innovative American jazz pianist and arranger. He most remembered as the composer, arranger, and performer, for the Peanuts animated television series by Charles Shultz, and for his performances with Cal Tjader’s band in the late 1950s.

While searching for music for the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special, Lee Mendelson (the Christmas special’s producer) heard a radio broadcast of Guaraldi, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” during a taxicab ride. Mendelson decided to ask Guaraldi to compose the score for the TV special. Guaraldi enthusiastically accepted the job, and two weeks later shared a version of what would become “Linus and Lucy” to Mendelson over the phone. The Vince Guaraldi Trio went on to record the music for seventeen Peanuts television specials in total, along with the feature film “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969).

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Colonel Bogey March | Easy Piano Sheet Music (Digital)

The Colonel Bogey March was written by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881-1945) in 1914. Ricketts was a British Army bandmaster who later was appointed the director of music for the Royal Marines. The march was featured in the Malcolm Arnold film Bridge on the River Kwai.

The easy piano arrangement is in the key of D and is two pages in length.

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Colonel Bogey March | Easy Piano Sheet Music (Digital)

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About the Composer
Frederick Joseph Ricketts (21 February 1881 – 15 May 1945) was an English composer of marches for band. Under the pen name Kenneth J. Alford, he composed marches which are considered to be great examples of the art. He was a Bandmaster in the British Army, and Royal Marines Director of Music. Conductor Sir Vivian Dunn called Ricketts “The British March King.”[1] Ricketts’ frequent use of the saxophone contributed to its permanent inclusion in military bands. Read more on Wikipedia.

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Ode to Joy | Easy Piano Sheet Music – Play and Learn™ Edition

Interested in teaching your students a bit more than just the music? This digital print edition provides teachers with a two page easy/intermediate arrangement of Ode to Joy, and composer biography written for kids, and worksheets to help your students remember what they read.

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Ode to Joy | Sheet Music for Piano – Play and Learn™ Edition

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Contents
Ode to Joy for Intermediate Piano – 2 Pages
Hey Kid’s, Meet Ludwig van Beethoven | Composer Biography
Ludwig van Beethoven | Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application

About the Word Search
The word search worksheet is designed to help build reading skills. The search words are included on the About page of the packet, but not on the worksheet, so students are challenged to search for keywords in the biography. What define the life and work of Beethoven are the words to search out.

About the Meet the Composer Job Application
This worksheet asks students fill out a job application out for the composer. They should include every fact they can find in the composer biography.

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The Entertainer | Easy Piano Sheet Music – Play and Learn™

Interested in sharing more than just the music with your students? This Play and Learn Edition from MakingMusicFun.net teaches students about the life and music of Scott Joplin. It gives you an easy piano sheet music arrangement of Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, plus a composer biography and two activity worksheets.

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The Entertainer | Sheet Music for Piano – Play and Learn™

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This Meet the Composer | Play and Learn™ edition of The Entertainer by Scott Joplin gives kids an opportunity to do more than just practice the notes. Besides the  piano arrangement, you get a composer biography and two activity worksheets. give kids an opportunity to do more than just play the music of the great composers. This series includes a premium graded piano arrangement, our Hey Kids, Meet the Composer biography, and two activity worksheets.

Contents
The Entertainer for Easy Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Hey Kid’s, Meet Scott Joplin – Composer Biography
Scott Joplin | Printable Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application – Kids fill this job application out for the composer.  They include all the things they have learned reading the composer biography.

Word Search – The word search is designed to build reading skills. Rather than including the words on the worksheet, students identify keywords in the biography. The words that define the composers life and musical achievements are the words to search for. They  are included on the “About” page if you need them.

Meet the Composer Job Application – Students fill this job application and they paste their picture at the end. It’s a great way to help them remember everything they read inthe biography.

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Moonlight Sonata | Easy Piano Sheet Music – Play and Learn™ Edition

Interested in sharing more than just the music with your students? This Play and Learn Edition from MakingMusicFun.net teaches students about the life and music of Beethoven. It gives you an easy piano sheet music arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, plus a composer biography and two activity worksheets.

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Moonlight Sonata | Play and Learn™ Edition for Easy Piano

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This Meet the Composer | Play and Learn™ edition of Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven gives kids an opportunity to do more than just practice the notes. Besides the  piano arrangement, you get a composer biography and two activity worksheets.

Contents
Moonlight Sonata for Easy Piano Solo – 2 Page Solo
Hey Kid’s, Meet Ludwig van Beethoven – Composer Biography
Composer Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application – Kids fill this job application out for the composer.  They include all the things they have learned reading the composer biography.

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Canon in D | Easy Piano Sheet Music – Play and Learn™ Edition

Here’s new edition of Canon in D for advancing piano students. With this easy piano sheet music edition you not only get the piano solo, but you also get a composer biography for kids and a few fun worksheets that accompany the biography to help introduce piano students to the composer of the music they’re playing.

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Contents
Canon in D for Easy Piano Solo (2 Pg)
Hey Kid’s, Meet Johannes Pachelbel | Composer Biography
Johannes Pachelbel | Composer Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application (You fill it out for the composer as if they were applying for a job.)

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