Sheet Music

Where can you find sheet music? Fortunately, with the exception of certain compositions enumerated in Golan v. Holder, anything published before January 1st, 1923 is in the public domain in the United States. No more works will enter the public Read More …

Trivia

A tune called “L’homme armé” was all the rage in Europe in the middle of the 15th century. Guillaume Dufay, who, along with several other composers, wrote a mass based on that tune, lived across the street from a bar Read More …

Classical Music FAQ

Jump in. Try to stump me or just get the answer to something you’ve always wondered about. Some questions may, over time, be moved to a different page, like the “Rarely Asked Questions” or “Really Obscure Questions”, or some name Read More …

Breaking News in the World of Opera

This entry is part 03 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

In the U.S.A., February is celebrated as Black History Month, and this year, we really have something to celebrate! Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English-born composer (not to be confused with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the eighteenth-century poet), wrote an opera titled Thelma Read More …