Irish Sheet Music for St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day has been observed as both a secular and non-secular holiday? The religious feast day honoring St. Patrick has been celebrated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. Although the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City in 1762, it wasn’t until the late twentieth century that St. Patrick’s Day became recognized as a secular holiday. Irish sheet music, similar to songs found in a St. Patrick’s Day sheet music repertoire, offers a broad range of musical styles attributed to the Irish culture. In recent years, Celtic theme weddings have popularized songs like The Irish Wedding Song and the Irish
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Bunessan Free Sheet Music, More from Twilight in The Whole Note

Do you remember the song Morning Has Broken? The popular melody performed by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s was originally based on a song by Scottish composer Mary MacDonald (1789 – 1872). The original lyrics for her hymn entitled Leanabh an Aigh were written in Gaelic. When the hymn was translated into English by Lachlan Macbean, the song title was renamed Bunessan after a Scottish village close to Mary MacDonald’s hometown of Ardtun. Believe it or not, the song was originally associated with a hymn called Child in the Manger. (1) This March, download your free sheet music for the song Bunessan and enjoy this gorgeous melody. To download
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Sheet Music for Love Songs, Guitar Guru Headset Sale and More in the Whole Note

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by reliving some of your most heartfelt memories. From wedding sheet music to popular love songs that highlight the best parts of your relationships, it’s easy to mark the milestones of your heart with a song. This Valentine’s Day, remember your greatest moments with older love songs like The Luckiest by Ben Folds, Because you Loved Me by Johnny Mathis or At Last by Etta James. If you are building new memories, there are a couple newer love songs that are still popular among many music lovers. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Love Story by Taylor Swift continue to be really popular among Musicnotes.com
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America’s Song Sheet Music and More Inauguration Songs!

What do Bono, Faith Hill and Mary J Blige have in common? If you guessed “America’s Song” you guessed right, but the story behind this powerful, patrotic tune begins with a member of the Black-Eyed Peas named Will.i.am. Will.i.am. had created the song “Yes, We Can” and “It’s a New Day” for the Obama campaign. Recently, this grammy-award winning musician teamed up with David Foster to bring you “America’s Song.” Performed with the legendary voice talents of Faith Hill, Bono, Will.i.am., Seal and Mary J. Blige, this song was featured as a world premiere on the Oprah show. You can read more about the making of America’s Song or watch
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Celebrate the New Year with these Great New Year’s Songs!

Do you have New Year’s plans to ring in 2009 by playing or singing the New Year’s song Auld Lang Syne? Did you know that Auld Lang Syne is based off of a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788? The poem was then set to the tune of a traditional Scottish folk song and has been sung to ring in the New Year in several countries around the world! “Auld Lang Syne” is usually sung each year at midnight on Hogmanay (New Year’s eve) in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and English-speaking areas of India,
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Christmas Movie Soundtrack Playlist for Monday Melodies

We are so glad that you enjoyed our first Christmas music playlist, so we created another one for you. Today, we bring you Christmas music from several Christmas movie soundtracks including: Bad Santa, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Scrooged, Elf, Santa Clause 2, Christmas with the Kranks and more! Did you know that many of the same, popular Christmas songs are played in different soundtracks? Or that non-Christmas carols and even rock music are sometimes used to accentuate different parts in the movie, like in Jack Frost? While researching the Christmas movies for this post, we even found that some soundtracks were either one hundred percent original (i.e. composed just
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Free Christmas Music Playlist for Today’s Monday Melodies

The first snow has officially landed here at Musicnotes.com, and we’re making plans to get ready for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie and turkey aren’t the only things on our minds — we’re getting ready for the holidays. Like all of you, we’re wrapping up November and counting down the days until Christmas. In today’s Monday Melodies music playlist, we’ve added seventy Christmas song titles for hours of Christmas music for you to listen to. This Christmas music playlist is a blend of novelty, Christian, and traditional Christmas music. We’ve also chosen a wide range of talented musicians and singers as well. Listen to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Amy Grant, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin,
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Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song Duet with Sara Bareilles

What happens when two great songwriters get together? Well, in this case you get Winter Song, written by Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Featured on the Hotel Cafe Holiday Winter Songs collection, the Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song duet with Sara Bareilles is one of fifteen songs on this holiday CD. A portion of the proceeds from this holiday collection will go to charity. Here is a quote from their website about this new Holiday compilation celebrating the female singer-songwriter: In the year of the female singer-songwriter, Epic Records and Hotel Cafe have partnered up to release Winter Songs – a compilation of both original recordings as well as classic holiday
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The Whole Note: Christmas Novelty Songs, David Bowie Duet and More!

Laugh, Sing, Play Dive into the holiday season this year by tickling your funny bone. Why not take a break from practicing for your holiday concerts by singing along to one of our Christmas Novelty songs? In this special sheet music collection, we picked seven of your favorite Christmas novelty songs to provide you with a little fun this holiday season and save you fifteen dollars in the process. Even the Christmas “scrooge” in your family will sing along to seven funny Christmas songs that include: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas, Donde Esta Santa Claus, Christmas Wrapping, I Want a Hippopotamus for
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Celebrate U.S. Election Day and Listen to Free Patriotic Music!

Today is November 4th, Election Day here in the U.S. No matter which party we Americans decide to vote for today, we will come together as Americans to vote for many offices held throughout our great nation, including the office of the President of the United States. Today is an important day for all of us, and we invite you to listen to these patriotic songs and sing along in tribute to this historic day. As you listen to this selection of songs we have patriotic sheet music for in today’s special post, why not read more about the history of the U.S. presidential elections? From the people who bring
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