Thursday, September 03, 2009

Who doesn't love a freebie?

One of my (many) little neurotic "things" is that while someone is working in my house, I feel like I must be working, too. (I would have made a terrible aristocrat in times past.) This week a very nice carpenter is here replacing the storm doors, and while he is doing that, I have been attacking the neglected filing in my music and hobby space.

OK, that's not quite fair. More accurately, I have been moving my stuff out of what is mostly DH's office space, and setting up my own space in one side of the open downstairs area. Truth be told, I have been mourning the loss of my previous closed studio to the gym a while ago, but am now ready to get over it and claim this area, even though I can't close the door on my practice time, as "mine." It's a combination music, stamping, blogging and study area. I have a table with two work spaces, moved the computer down, book cases and organizing cubes, the piano, and of course cellos, stands, and mirror.

So this week I emptied and moved some plastic file boxes downstairs and have been busily sorting, labeling and filing. I hope to get through the last four partial boxes of "stuff" today, which will then be the first time I haven't been living out of boxes since we moved here. Whoa. Major paradigm shift.

Now, based on the title of this post, I didn't start typing here in order to tell you all that, but rather to tell you what I found. I'm "pre-filing" the stuff from the boxes, sorting them into piles on the floor, and ran across a Shar flyer. It says that they have free sheet music downloads available, so I checked it out. Looks like they post something new every week, and this week it's the parts and score for a Mozart string quartet, k458, "The Hunt."

I love free sheet music. Did you know they were doing this? Great way to get folks to visit your shop every week.

And even better, now that I have blogged about it I can discard the flyer. Hehe.


Michael Tuchman said...

Thanks! I'll download it and save it for when I can play it. Somebody pointed out to me that my cello is well suited for chamber music of this type.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I totally forgot about the free downloads...trying to decide if that's a good thing or not a good thing... :>O

CelloGeek said...

the best source of music that I've found is the International Music Score Library - with 36,000 scores in the public domain and increasing rapidly. There is a wealth of cello and chamber music. the link is

Marilee Rockley said...

Have fun in your freshly cleaned space!

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Hey GGP,
Just catching up. You moved? Your old house looked so pretty, I hope the new one is nice too. I love the 3rd suite prelude! How are you doing with it? Zoe Keating! I'd never heard of her. She's a goddess.