For centuries, music has been widely been considered one of life's greatest pleasures. On a timeline that long, speakers and recorded music are a relatively recent invention - and before that, there was chamber music. Of course it's also still alive and well today, and when you're interested in growing your sheet music collection, there are lots of great choices in this selection of chamber music scores and parts. Within these books, you'll find some of the most well-known compositions in the world. Browse by composer, style or even holiday and at any skill level; whether you're a beginner or a professional and no matter what instrument you play, there's chamber music here for you.
A few suggestions for learning musicians would be the Alfred Woodwind Ensembles for Young Performers Flute 2 Clarinets, Masterwork Classics Duets Level 2 Elementary / Late Elementary, and the Carl Fischer Lip Flexibilities Book. Or, if you're looking for arrangements based on particular artists and composers, you'll find chamber music as varied as the advanced-level Alfred Seven Toccatas, BWV 919-916, and the Hal Leonard Lady Gaga Fugue Percussion Ensemble. Bach and Gaga couldn't be any more different, which just goes to show how wide the selection of chamber music scores and parts can be.
One of the most common times for chamber music is around the holidays, and as you look through this section, you'll notice that Christmas-themed musical scores are a big share of what you have to choose from. To name just a few examples, there's the Carl Fischer Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds, the Theodore Presser Five Carols For Christmas, Alfred's The Christmas Gig Book Volume 2 Brass Quintet Score, and the Hal Leonard Christmas Carols for Band Or Brass Choir Drums, Bells, Marimba. If you're planning to get festive with your music, you'll definitely find what you need!
When we hear the term "chamber music scores and parts," it's all too easy to think of it as something from the past. But the truth is that these books are as relevant as they've ever been, and they cover all the bases from practice sessions to duets to full-band rehearsals and more. A more modern way to think of these compilations is as performance music - the chamber, as it turns out, is optional.