Composer (NWC) is a shareware
music notation program that lets you
enter songs in music notation format, print them, and play them back.
It also imports and exports MIDI files. It costs about $39 US, and in
my opinion is an excellent value. All the songs on this page were
created using this program.
is a free version of the program that can read and play back music
composed in NWC. It can also play back MIDI files, displaying the
notation as the music plays. For
NWC files, this means you can see
the lyrics as the song plays!
Download it and see for yourself.
following piano pieces are grouped by author. Some are the full
version, others are simplified adaptations. They are
E=Easy, I=Intermediate or D=Difficult.
[Download from piano.zip]
van Beethoven: Piano
Sonata no. 8 in C minor, op. 13
All three movements are presented here, with printable scores that
include piano fingering.
Originally adapted from the Midi file obtained from The
Classical MIDI Archives,
but totally re-written to take advantage of NWC 1.70 capabilities.
in A minor (1829).
The full version with proper dynamics and a nice printout. This piece
can be played by an intermediate piano student.
Originally adapted from The
Library. Compare this with my
If you know where I can get a CD with this on it, please let
Chopin: The following are two
incomplete versions of his Nocturnes
- Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
and Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1,
which I hope to complete someday. Why is it that the only three
nocturnes I really like
are the first three he wrote: Op. 72 (written in 1827 but published
posthumously) and Op. 9 Nos. 1 & 2?
A. Mozart: Piano
Sonata in A major (K331) Andante grazio.
This piece includes only the theme and first variation.
A. Mozart: Piano
Sonata in F major (K332) Adagio,
In my opinion this is the most beautiful Mozart piano piece.
A. Mozart: Piano
Sonata in C major (K545) Allegro.
This is the first movement of this so-called "Easy Sonata".
Sebastian Bach: Two-part
Invention for the Piano, No. 13.
This piece has the mathematical beauty of flowing chord changes and
alternating voices, and also sounds wonderful. One of my favorites, and
not too hard to play.
Sebastian Bach: Jesu
Joy of Man's Desiring.
Simplified version for the intermediate piano student.
- Op. 36, No. 1.
This is the first part (Spiritoso) of this popular work.
- Op. 36, No. 2.
The first and third parts are included here.
- from the television
movie. Its a nice
intermediate piece to play.
Canon. Two different
simplified versions - a shorter one in D (the original key), and a
longer (and better) one in C.
Song from "Titanic". Simplified
version for the intermediate piano student. Includes lyrics.
P. E. Bach: Solfeggio
in C Minor. Carl
Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788) was the most famous son of Johann
Sebastian Bach. This selection, often called Solfeggietto, is
showpiece. Published in 1770, it is one of his best known
These songs are intended to be used for
singer during practice sessions when a pianist is not available.
They are also useful in singing lessons when the teacher would rather
focus on the student than on playing the piano.
In Noteworthy Composer the melody line can be muted for a more
I do not believe that making this material available will cause anyone
to not purchase the very reasonably priced songbooks.
these songs were transcribed from 2nd edition (Fall 1998) of
the Songbook Series (books 4, 5 and 6) published by the Royal
Conservatory of Music.
song has a piano accompaniment with a flute melody line.
[Download from voice.zip]
An den Mond (To the
(Spring Song) - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
An die Nachtigall (To
An Den Sonnenschein
- Words: Robert
Music: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Wish - Fryderyk
This is set in the key of A (as in the older version) rather than B (in
the current version).
Quiero Casarme - Traditional
Child - American Negro
Ye To Me - Traditional Scottish,
arr. Evelyn Sharpe (note: this is a better arrangement than that in the
Love is Kind - English folk
melody, arranged by A. Lehmann.
a Primrose - Norwegian folk
Music: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Lyrics: John O. Paulsen (1851-1924)
Owls - Peter Jenkyns
de Florian - Benjamin Godard
Hamakom - Srul Irving Glick.
Translation: Blessed be the omnipresent, blessed is he, blessed is he
who gave the Torah to his people Israel.
layout has been
simplified. Songs are now available
only in NWC format, in zip files. I am about to lose the
that lets me store individual NWC files, and I want to reduce
songs (four of them
new) in the new NWC2 format.
from hand editing to NVu,
version of Netscape Composer. Fixed some broken links, with
help of this great
files coming soon.
have been away for a while. I fixed
the broken links to the NWC Scriptorium and Boxmarks font. I plan to
add new stuff in a few months.
Bach's Invention No. 13
files on this page used to be
hosted by AcmeCity, which has been shut down. (You get what you pay
for.) I am in the process of transferring
the files to Rogers@Home, which I do pay for, therefore should
hopefully stick around for a while.
some Mozart piano sonatas.
three of Chopin's 24
Sonatinas by Muzio Clementi - Op.
36, no. 1 and 2.
new songs have been added,
including all three movements of Beethoven's Pathetique piano concerto.
These songs all use the new NWC 1.70 Beta release.
page now provides direct access
to NWC files! No more unpacking ZIP files just to look at a song.
Unfortunately, this only works for Internet Explorer users.
"When Love is Kind" (folk song),
plus "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" and Pachelbel's Canon.
"Bring Him Home" (from Les
Miserables), "With a Primrose" and "I'll Give My Love an Apple".
new choir songs.
"An Den Sonnenschein" and
"No Quiero Casarme".
2 Gustav Holst songs, plus "O
"Trolls" and "Spring Song";
Schubert songs now have German lyrics. "Rise Again" has piano