Chopin's Nocturne: with Arrangements

Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin is credited with 21 Nocturnes for piano, and many of these can be readily arranged for different instruments and combinations. Here are mp3 files of his famous Nocturne in E-flat Op.9 No.2, the original for piano and two different arrangements:

New MP3 Music for Guitar

Francisco Tarrega Here's some new MP3 files of Guitar Music including 2 pieces by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909), often considered to be the "Father of Classical Guitar". The other 2 pieces are by Luis Narváez and "Anonymous" and all the works include midi & mp3 files plus PDF Sheet Music:

Mozart's Horn Concerto No.4

Mozart portrait Mozart's 4th Horn Concerto is his most famous, particularly the 3rd movement "Rondo" which will remind listeners that today's orchestral french horn was developed from hunting horns. The main theme uses intervals similar to hunting horns while the tempo and rhythm are reminiscent of a gallop. Here are mp3 files for this 3rd movement in two different versions:

Grieg: Morning Mood from Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg - Portrait Edvard Grieg's Suites from "Peer Gynt" include some of the most recognisable works in classical music. Here are MP3 files of three different arrangements of "Morning Mood", which comes from the first Peer Gynt Suite:

More Ragtime by Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin photograph Here are two more piano rags by Scott Joplin the King of Ragtime, including "Peacherine Rag" and "The Cascades which Joplin composed for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Here are the new mp3 files or check the Ragtime page for more.

Music Hall Singers and Songs

We take a look at Music Hall Entertainment, with mp3 files for some well-known music hall songs:

Camille Saint-Saens - The Swan

A Swan - gracefully swimming on rippling water "The Carnival of the Animals" is one of the most famous pieces by the composer Camille Saint-Saens. It is a fun suite mostly depicting various members of the animal kingdom, and here are mp3 files of 2 contrasting movements: the graceful Swan and the lumbering Elephant. More...

Nursery Rhymes & Children's Song

Bo Peep with her Sheep Nursery Rhymes are folk songs aimed at children. Many have a long history and have been shared and adapted across different cultures. The range is wide, from Lullabies & Nonsense Songs to Counting Songs & Dances. Our article had music for 50+ nursery rhymes and children's songs, or download in mp3 format from the Traditional MP3 page.

MP3s of Mozart's Piano Sonatas

Mozart portrait Mozart's genius is apparent in his symphonies, concertos, masses and operas, but it also shows in his chamber music. He learned to play keyboards from an early age, and his piano sonatas seem to spring from an endless supply of musical inspiration:

Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi holding a violin - painting by the artist Francois Morellon La Cave The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi is a set of 4 violin concertos depicting each of the seasons. On mfiles we now have the 3rd season "Autumn" in the following versions: the original (violin and orchestra), arrangement for Violin and Piano and arrangement for Piano Solo. more...

Tango by Isaac Albeniz

Isaac Albeniz photo (head) Isaac Albeniz composed many piano works based on evocative Spanish folk music and dances. His Tango from the suite España (Op.165 No.2) is one of many such pieces. Here are mp3 files of two different versions of this piece:

Christmas Music and Carols

Here is a small selection of our Midi Christmas Songs. For the full list of carols for piano, guitar and other instruments see Christmas Music and Carols:

Horror Music and Halloween

Pumpkin Face for Halloween With Halloween just around the corner it's time to visit the dark side of music. Our article Horror in Music gives an overview of the wide range of music used by composers to invoke the macabre. And here are examples of dark music to play and download: More...

Bach: Some shorter works

Johann Sebastian Bach playing the Organ Here are some shorter, less well-known works by Bach. From his Lute Suite in E minor BWV996, the Bourrée is very adaptable and can be played on Piano, Guitar or as a Duet. His Little Prelude in C minor BWV999 is not one of his 48 Preludes & Fugues but similar in concept, and well suited to either Piano or Guitar. Here are MP3 files for each of these arrangements:

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Preludes for Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian born composer and pianist who later settled in the US. Among his works for piano solo are a total of 24 preludes one in each major and minor key. Here are mp3 files for two of his most famous preludes:

Beethoven: Sonatas and Arrangements

Beethoven Portrait In total Beethoven composed 32 Piano Sonatas and 10 Violin Sonatas. However his most famous works are often converted into music for other instruments. Here are mp3 files of some famous piano sonatas arranged for other instruments and also a sample from his first violin sonata:

Funeral Marches by Chopin & Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell Here are two very different funeral marches. Frederic Chopin's Funeral March is perhaps the most famous and comes from his 2nd Piano Concerto. The much earlier Funeral March presented here is from the music composed for the funeral of Queen Mary II by Henry Purcell, the original work being for 3 trumpets and 1 trombone.

Dvorak: Largo (New World Symphony)

Antonin Dvorak The Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony has been relaxing people for years, frequently used on TV to accompany homely, rural and nostalgic scenes. Below are mp3 versions of 3 different arrangements of Dvorak's Largo (from his 9th Symphony):

More MP3 Music by Handel

George Frideric Handel - portrait Best known for his Royal Music, Handel composed a wealth of music used frequently in church services and on television and film. Here are new mp3 files for Handel's Largo and his famous keyboard Sarabande:

Russian Folk Songs

Early Folk Musicians Entertaining It is surprising how much Russian music is familiar in the West. Here is a selection of Russian Folk Songs which you've probably heard before. Each is available as a piano arrangement in mp3 format for free download.

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Piano Concerto

elvira madigan DVD cover Of all the wonderful music in Mozart's Piano Concertos, the slow movement from Concerto No.21 in C is so well-known, from its use in films (Elvira Madigan) and on TV. Download mp3 files of the original orchestral work, or our new arrangement for solo piano:

Brahms Lullaby or Wiegenlied

The Lullaby by Johannes Brahms is one of his best known songs. It also works very well as an instrumental piece. Here is the Lullaby and other works by Brahms:

Franz Schubert's Trout Quintet

Franz Schubert portrait Schubert's Trout Quintet is a Piano Quintet in 5 movements. The 4th movement is a set of variations on the melody from "The Trout", one of his songs where the piano plays a delightful rippling accompaniment like water in a stream. Here is an mp3 file of the Quintet's Trout Variations.

Brahms' Intermezzo in A Op.118 No.2

Johannes Brahms old photo We have to admit that we weren't familiar with this gem for piano by Brahms until it appeared on the audition playlist for the Youtube Symphony. Now that we've discovered it, we've completely fallen in love with the piece, and here is an MP3 file of the Brahms' Intermezzo in A (Op.118 No.2) for our visitors.

MP3 Music for Remembrance Day

Our Mp3 music for Remembrance Day includes:

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