Do you remember the song Morning Has Broken? The popular melody performed by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s was originally based on a song by Scottish composer Mary MacDonald (1789 – 1872). The original lyrics for her hymn entitled Leanabh an Aigh were written in Gaelic. When the hymn was translated into English by Lachlan Macbean, the song title was renamed Bunessan after a Scottish village close to Mary MacDonald’s hometown of Ardtun. Believe it or not, the song was originally associated with a hymn called Child in the Manger. (1)
This March, download your free sheet music for the song Bunessan and enjoy this gorgeous melody.
To download your free copy of Bunessan, please visit our free sheet music page on Musicnotes.com.
Twilight Sheet Music News!
Yesterday, we were pleased to bring you an interview with Twilight score composer Carter Burwell. We hope you enjoy reading about this score composer who has worked on over fifty films!!!
We just got in a brand new sheet music book for Twilight that includes some great songs that you’ve been asking for and collector’s photos. Here’s a little bit about this collector’s sheet music book:
This sheet music book for Twilight includes Bella’s Lullaby, and 10 more tracks from alt-rock bands author Stephenie Meyer listened to as she wrote the novels. Features the hit singles Decode by Paramore and Go All the Way (Into the Twilight) by Perry Farrell, as well as songs from Muse, Linkin Park, Collective Soul, Mute Math and others, plus Never Think by British actor Robert Pattinson, who plays the movie’s male lead.–SOURCE: Twilight Sheet Music Book
Watch for new digital sheet music downloads to come out next week for this popular movie sheet music. To stay on top of Twilight news, be sure to check out our Twilight sheet music post.
What’s Popular on the Musicnotes Blog Lately?
Over the past few months, we’ve been actively bringing you sheet music news, interviews with songwriters and composers, and other music-related goodies. We have been working hard behind-the-scenes here to look for new ways to bring you great content. In the meantime, here are some posts that many of our music lovers have enjoyed reading this past week:
- 10 Free Music Wallpapers – This post was so much fun to put together, we just might do another one!
- Sightreading Tips for Singers and Musicians – We just posted about how you can increase your sight-reading abilities to help you with your performances or our Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest. This was a very popular post this past week; it’s really great to see that so many musicians out there wanting to improve their musical skills!
- Sheet Music from the 2009 Oscars – Many of you have enjoyed reading about your favorite movies. There are a lot of new films coming out that are generating a lot of excitement including Watchmen, a brand new Harry Potter film and a whole lot more!
That’s all the time we have for now. Stay tuned for next week as we bring you updates about your song requests, offer you a fun battle of the contest videos and get into American Idol. For now, feel free to subscribe to the Musicnotes.com Blog RSS feed or follow Musicnotes on Twitter! We’ve got some give-a-way contests going on today!