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Keyboard music by C. P. E. Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach C. P. E. Bach was the 2nd surviving son of J. S. Bach, a gifted composer who helped bridge from the Baroque to the Classical Era. He was particularly famous for his keyboard music, and here we present some keyboard works with sheet music and audio files:

A Pair of Glasses - Philip vs. Paul

Paul Glass Two composers called Glass have made significant yet different contributions to the world of Film Music. Looking at the careers of Paul Glass and Philip Glass ("A Pair of Glasses"), John Caps assesses and compares their musical approach to film scoring. More...

Christophe Beck: WandaVision

Christophe Beck Among Christophe Beck's most successful film scores are the "Frozen" movies (with songs by the Lopez duo), and Marvel's "Ant-Man" movies. In a way Beck brought these together with his recent score for Marvel's "WandaVision" for which the Lopez's also wrote the songs. More...

Igor Stravinsky: 50 Years On

Igor Stravinsky This year marks 50 years since the death of Igor Stravinsky, born in Russia and moving to France and then America and one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. This period was a tumultuous one for classical music, and in this article John Caps assesses Stravinsky's contribution across the distinct phases of his career. More...

Mozart's Menuetto Allegretto

Mozart portrait Mozart's last full symphony is No.41 in C major sometimes called the "Jupiter" Symphony. The 3rd movement is a Minuet and here we present it in 3 different arrangements, each with sheet music score and all parts, plus video, mp3 and midi files:

Alexandre Desplat: Airlines

Alexandre Desplat Airlines is a concept album from film composer Alexandre Desplat. It features some completely new arrangements based on music from his film scores and some new concert works, all showcasing the talents of flautist Emmanuel Pahud. More...

Dario Marianelli: Pinocchio

Dario Marianelli There are fewer film releases at the moment, but a new live action version of Pinocchio is now hitting our screens. Composer Dario Marianelli has put together a score full of folk instrumentation and melodic invention to bring out the magic of this fairy tale. More...

John Williams: Alone at the Top

John Williams Based in part on correspondence with the composer, John Caps takes an in-depth look at the early career of John Williams: his musical education, early experiences as a jazz pianist, and the various influences which set him on course to become the superlative film score composer we all admire. More...

Thomas Newman: Finding Nemo

Thomas Newman We head back to 2003 for Thomas Newman's first animated feature. With its quirky gestures and uniquely stylistic orchestrations, Finding Nemo established the composer firmly in this genre, and he went on score a further two films for Pixar. More...

Dracula by Arnold and Price

Michael Price This Dracula score is largely orchestral and paints a charged gothic atmosphere of the strange and mysterious, with occasional scares and bursts of action. It is another fine and highly enjoyable score from the established composer partnership of David Arnold and Michael Price. More...

Tchaikovsky Piano music and Arrangements

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky In addition to symphonies and ballets, Tchaikovsky composed many pieces for solo piano. Mostly this was at the request of his publisher seeking sales. Here are 3 of his piano pieces, in their original form and also in woodwind arrangements - all with sheet music parts, videos, midi & mp3 files:

Nicholas Britell: Cruella

Nicholas Britell (photo credit DeCombray) Cruella is a fun movie, with great performances and over-the-top characters. And its music is delightfully steeped in pop culture with a broad selection of songs on the soundtrack and an excellent film score by composer Nicholas Britell, scored for rock band and orchestra. More...


Hans Zimmer: No Time to Die

Hans Zimmer No Time to Die is Daniel Craig's last Bond film, but it is the first for composer Hans Zimmer. The musical emphasis has tipped towards action cues but Bond Music fans are amply rewarded with lots of Bond references, including the Billie Eilish Title Song, the Bond Theme itself and themes from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". More...

The Pluralists: Six World Composers

Henri Dutilleux: Retrospectice - CD box set cover Music in the 20th century seems to have split into a plethora of different schools, styles and "isms". John Caps detects a preference for pluralism, with our best composers drawing on everything that's gone before. His article The Pluralists illustrates this conclusion with a look at six leading composers. More...

James Newton Howard: News of the World

James Newton Howard News of the World is a latter-day Western movie starring Tom Hanks. The music score by James Newton Howard is partly thematic and partly soundscape with orchestral and solo strings featuring strongly in both roles, from a warm classical violin to a folk-like fiddle. More...

Dario Marianelli: The Secret Garden

Dario Marianelli For The Secret Garden composer Dario Marianelli has carefully chosen a palette of orchestral colours and a set of thematic elements. He combines these in inventive ways to create a score which is mysterious and magical and takes us on an exciting journey of discovery. More...

Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton

Daniel Pemberton Enola Holmes is adapted from the first novel in Nancy Springer's YA series about Sherlock's younger sister. The film's composer Daniel Pemberton imbues the score with a youthful confidence, featuring plenty of action and adventure, plus a whole gamut of moods and emotions. More...

The Black Composer in Films by John Caps

Ulysses Kay In his article The Black Composer in Films author John Caps surveys the historical evolution of black composers in the film industry, from initial roles that often emphasised a jazz specialism to a that of the full fledged versatile score composer. More...

Elgar: Salut d'Amour

Edward Elgar In 1888 Edward Elgar composed a little piece of music called "Salut d'Amour" (or "Love's Greeting"). This was dedicated to Caroline Alice Roberts who was soon to become his wife. The music was originally for Violin and Piano though Elgar then made multiple arrangements of it for various instruments and groups. On mfiles we now publish sheet music, midi and mp3 files for the following:

Star Trek: Picard by Jeff Russo

Jeff Russo Jeff Russo is no stranger to the Star Trek universe having scored 2 seasons of "Discovery". With Star Trek: Picard he brings all his Trek experience together into a character-driven score for the long-awaited return of the Next Generation captain. More...

John Field: Nocturne No.5

John Field - engraving John Field was an Irish composer who is famous for his Nocturnes, and is often credited with inspiring Chopin to compose his own Nocturnes. Here we present Field's Nocturne No.5 in B-flat in 2 versions (both with sheet music, parts, midi & mp3 files):

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