And Now For Something Different

Can you believe that it is almost the New Year? I can’t believe it. Here’s to a new year full of happiness and hope for everyone. Song Number 93 in our list of 100 classical songs was written by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) and is titled Quando men vo, which translates to “When I Drop.“ ThatContinue reading “And Now For Something Different”

Another Hit

This song may be short, but it was a very complicated song to transcribe. It was written by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) and is titled O soave fanciulla, which means “O sweet girl.” (Isn’t that also a song by the Dave Clark Five?). It is song number 92 in the ongoing list of 100 classical songs.Continue reading “Another Hit”

Song Number 91

I have been busy all day long, finishing up the list of 100 classical songs. As I toil away, the rain falls outside. Song number 91 was written by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) and is titled Humoresque. This is another song by the same composer, it is called New World Symphony: Humoresques, Op. 101 (B. 187),Continue reading “Song Number 91”

Only Ten Songs Left

Song Number 89 in our countdown of 100 classical songs was written by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and is titled La donna e mobile, which translates to “The woman and mobile.” Perhaps it loses something in the translation. And song number 90 was written by the same composer and is titled Addio, del passato, which translatesContinue reading “Only Ten Songs Left”

Song Number 88

Song number 88 in our countdown of 100 classical songs is titled Vienna Life, and was written by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899): It is one of the longest songs I have posted yet, with a song length of 7 minutes and 31 seconds. It is 328 bars of sheet music, which took up 15 pagesContinue reading “Song Number 88”

It’s Raining All Day

And it’s going to rain all night. Eddie Rabbit will be happy. Eddie loves a rainy night, as most of you born before 1980 already know. Song number 86 in the countdown of 100 classical songs is written again by Johann Strauss. It is called By the Beautiful Blue Danube. I imagine you have heardContinue reading “It’s Raining All Day”

Rhymes with Mouse

It is raining and we are happy! Today’s song was written by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899) and is titled Tales from the Vienna Woods. It is song number 85 in the countdown of 100 Classical Songs. And don’t forget, at the bottom of each page on johnsthewritestuff.com there is a music player that will playContinue reading “Rhymes with Mouse”

Song Numbers 82 and 83

Here is song number eighty-twoIt’s a special song from me to youI started working on it late last nightAnd I woke up early to get it right It was written by Jacques OffenbachNot to be confused with J. Sebastian BachIt’s another song in the key of DSo let’s give it a listen, you and meContinue reading “Song Numbers 82 and 83”

A One and A Two

Here is a song written by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) entitled Pizzicato Polka, from the ballet Sylvia. It is number 80 in the list of 100 songs in the Big Book of Classical Music. Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (February 21, 1836 – January 16, 1891) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his ballets and operas. His works include the ballets Coppélia (1870)Continue reading “A One and A Two”