Help a poor student play nice music
June 6, 2006 5:57 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for sheet music for piano. My student bank account requests that it is free, or at least very cheap. One piece by Chopin, one by Yann Tierson (from Amelie) and one by Duke Ellington.

The Chopin is his Nocturne No.1, Op.9/1 in B minor.

The Yann Tierson one is "Comptini d'un autre ete: L'apres midi"
(with little accenty things above the 'e's in 'ete' and 'L'apres')

The Duke Ellington piece is "The Single Petal of a Rose"

I've looked around but nothing is free, and the cheapest I can find is >$20, which is a bit much for me. Anything under ten dollars would be nice, but free would be wonderful.

Thanks for the help.
posted by twirlypen to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nocturne No. 1 (pdf)

Google rocks
posted by caddis at 6:08 PM on June 6, 2006


http://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/ is another excellent free source for classical sheet music in the public domain.
posted by sockpup at 6:10 PM on June 6, 2006


And if you order the $20 CD from sheetmusicarchive.net you get an ASTOUNDING amount of music for your money.
posted by unSane at 6:18 PM on June 6, 2006


have you tried the library in your city?
posted by nimsey lou at 6:29 PM on June 6, 2006


Try finding MIDI files of stuff you want to play, then use any sheet music program to import and print it.
posted by zek at 6:30 PM on June 6, 2006


Thanks for the Chopin help. I'll try the library as well. Duke Ellington and Yann Tierson are difficult because most of the free sites are just for classical music.
posted by twirlypen at 6:43 PM on June 6, 2006


Your wish is my command. Just check out the first 71 links here.
posted by Jos Bleau at 7:04 PM on June 6, 2006


On the off chance it has hindered your search, his name is Yann Tiersen.
posted by fire&wings at 7:13 PM on June 6, 2006


While this doesn't directly answer your question... I was looking to buy Yann Tiersen piano music and couldn't find it on any US (or other english-speaking) sites. I eventually ordered it (a french book) from a site based in Paris. Perhaps if your search is en francais you might have some luck...
posted by penchant at 7:45 PM on June 6, 2006


Here is a Midi File of "Comptine d'un autre Été: L'apres midi" .

Run it through notator software.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 9:05 PM on June 6, 2006


Duke Ellington and Yann Tierson are difficult because most of the free sites are just for classical music.

I think it has more to do with Chopin being off copyright. The midi idea is brilliant.
posted by caddis at 10:05 PM on June 6, 2006


I don't know what the quality is like, but here's some Yann Tiersen sheet musice [PDF] including the one you want.
posted by tellurian at 10:41 PM on June 6, 2006


Here is a Midi File of "Comptine d'un autre Été: L'apres midi" .

Run it through notator software.


That doesn't tend to produce very useable results, unfortunately.
posted by ludwig_van at 4:32 AM on June 7, 2006


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