Composers with January Birthdays

This is not a comprehensive list – I have selected a few of the most important/popular composers. A significantly larger list is found here.  Note that birth dates may be open to debate since composers listed here may have been born during periods of poor record keeping.

1/27/1756 – 12/5/1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (W.A.): Composer/Prodigy from the Classical period whose output covers opera, orchestra, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal music. Two famous works by Mozart:  Eine Kleine Nacht Music (music for strings, A little night music) and the opera, The Marriage of Figero.

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His Greatest Piano Solos - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
His Greatest Piano Solos By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Collection for solo piano. Series: “His Greatest”. 192 pages. Published by Ashley Publications, Inc. (HL.510151)
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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Vocal score for voices (solo and ensemble) and piano accompaniment. Text language German/English. 167 pages. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (HL.50337620)
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Music for Little Mozarts - Music Lesson (Book 1) - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Music for Little Mozarts – Music Lesson (Book 1) (A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child) Written by Christine H. Barden, E. L. Lancaster, Gayle Kowalchyk. Instructional book (big note notation) for piano. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.14577)
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1/7/1899 – 1/30/1963 Poulenc, Francis: Composer from the modern period with strong Romantic/Impressionist links.  Poulenc composed a number or religious works (choral music as well as sacred songs) in addition to his instrumental output.  Two famous works:  Gloria (Soprano, SATB and orchestra) and the opera, Dialogues of the Carmelites.

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Gloria - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Gloria (Vocal Score) By Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Vocal score for SATB choir. Series: Choral Large Works. Text language Latin. 60 pages. Published by Salabert. (HL.50418140)
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Melodies et Chansons - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Melodies et Chansons Voice and Piano. By Francis Poulenc. This edition: SEAS18889. Vocal Collection. 188 pages. Published by Editions Salabert. (50481186)
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Piano Album - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Piano Album By Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Collection for solo piano. 56 pages. Published by Salabert. (HL.50488443)
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1/31/1797 – 11/19/1828 Schubert, Franz Peter: Composer from the late Classical period whose song/Lieder output was tremendous. Schubert’s works for piano are also still popular.  Two famous works:   Ave Maria (sacred/art song but arranged for just about any instrument combination) and the Unfinished Symphony.

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The Complete Ave Maria - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
The Complete Ave Maria By Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Vocal/piano/organ book for high voice solo, medium voice solo, low voice solo, piano (accompaniment and solo) and organ (accompaniment and solo). 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.747023)
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200 Songs in three volumes - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
200 Songs in three volumes (Volume 1: 100 Songs) Selected by Sergius Kagen, composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Collection for high voice solo and piano accompaniment. Text language German. Published by International Music Co. (IM.2010)
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50 Selected Songs - Low Voice - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
50 Selected Songs – Low Voice By Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Robert Schumann (1810-1856), edited by Florence Easton. Collection for low voice and piano. Schirmer Library Vol.1755. Text language English, German. 212 pages. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (HL.50261430)
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Piano Sonatas, Volume I - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com Piano Sonatas, Volume I By Franz Schubert (1797-1828), edited by Paul Mies. Collection for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Urtext edition-paper bound. 163 pages. Published by G. Henle. (HL.51480146)
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