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UK’s Popular Football Song and Other New Sheet Music!

In celebration of the World Cup fever, we’ve arranged the UK’s favourite football anthem entitled World In Motion by New Order for piano, voice and guitar. Initially released to coincide with the 1990 World Cup, the original version features appearances from several members of the England Squad of the time, including a rap by John Barnes. World In Motion became New Order’s first and only number one in the UK singles chart and has proved an enduring hit, with remixes released for almost every World Cup competition since. Christina Aguilera’s second single from her new album “Bionic” is the powerful ballad You Lost Me. Whilst promoting her new album she
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Monthly Round-Up of New Sheet Music from the UK

Want to find out what’s new from the UK at Musicnotes.com? This month has seen the addition of some exciting new sheet music to Musicnotes.com‘s extensive catalogue! We have recently added a selection of Ian Dury songs that inspired the motion picture SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL; the biopic about legendary performer and cockney wordsmith. The film, starring Andy Serkis (from THE LORD OF THE RINGS) as Ian, has been greeted with much critical acclaim for its portrayal of Dury and his rise to fame with the Blockheads, as well as his battle with his disability as a result of contracting polio as a child. The soundtrack of
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New Arrangements of Beautiful Ballads

We’d like to draw your attention to all the great ballads that have recently been arranged and are available to download at musicnotes.com. A current top 10 hit in the UK singles chart is the paean to New York City, Empire State Of Mind (Part II) by Alicia Keys. This ode to the Big Apple was preceded by a version of the song entitled Empire State of Mind by Jay Z, released late last year. Alicia’s version compliments Jay Z’s hip hop ballad with its soulful, piano-led harmonies. You can purchase the sheet music for both versions arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Visit our selection of sheet music by
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Best of British: New Sheet Music Arrangements by UK Artists

Here at Musicnotes.com, we’re proud that we have the sheet music of an eclectic range of UK artists available; we don’t just champion the well-established acts! Let’s take a look at some of the exciting new arrangements that you can now download sheet music for. London troubadours, Mumford & Sons are causing a folk-revival in the capital and beyond! Little Lion Man is the first single to be taken from Mumford & Sons debut album, “Sigh No More.” The uplifting Winter Winds is also available from Musicnotes.com and has been arranged for piano, vocal and guitar. Electro-rock duo The Big Pink have also found success in the UK with their
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New! More Official Arrangements from GLEE

Have you been enjoying the musical-comedy television series GLEE? We’re excited to announce that we have more official arrangements of sheet music from this Golden Globe Award-winning TV series. They have been arranged for piano, voice and guitar in Musicnotes popular “Singer Pro” format. To learn more about our Singer Pro sheet music, be sure to read our post entitled, “Deciphering Singer Pro Sheet Music and Finding Your Vocal Range.” In addition to its huge popularity in the US, GLEE has attracted a wide fan base in the UK and is popular with audiences of all ages from X FACTOR-obsessed teens to musical-loving grannies. A critic from The Guardian has
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Corinne Bailey Rae Sheet Music from her album “The Sea”

Corinne Bailey Rae, soul-jazz singer and infamous Loiner (a person who hails from Leeds!) has returned after a two-year hiatus with her new album “The Sea,” the follow-up to her 2006 eponymous debut album. Bailey Rae found success both in the UK and in the USA with the feel good hit “Put Your Records On,” which, for many, became the pop anthem of 2006, and the languid ballad “Like A Star.” Her self-titled album “Corinne Bailey Rae” went straight to number one in the UK album charts and sold over a million copies in the US. After a whirlwind year of touring and achieving phenomenal success, including 4 Grammy Award
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Ireland’s Finest Bands – Some of our Favourite Gems from the Emerald Isle

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, we decided to take a look at the wealth of rich and varied artists Ireland has given us over the years. With a musical heritage that encompasses folk, pop, rock, blues, soul and punk, the Emerald Isle has launched many significant musicians. Here’s a selection of some our favourite bands and performers: The Chieftains Grammy Award-winning group The Chieftains were formed in Dublin in 1962 after they met up to record an instrumental folk album. At the time, this was a rare and groundbreaking approach to traditional Irish music as their peers were largely vocal folk acts. Their popularity grew throughout
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Sheet Music for Muse – The Resistance Album

The Muse boys returned in late 2009 with their fifth studio album, The Resistance. Their much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s Black Holes and Revelations has been greeted with critical acclaim for its scope, grandeur and classical musical influences. It sold around 148,000 copies in the UK in the first week alone, reaching the number one slot in the album charts in 19 countries and getting to number 3 in the U.S. Billboard charts. The Resistance marked a landmark for the band as it is the first of their albums that they produced themselves, an accomplishment that was celebrated when they collected UK Single of the Year at the recent Music Producers
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Introducing Catherine Walker to our Musicnotes.com Customers

Hi Musicnotes.com Customers! My name is Catherine and I am delighted to start 2010 by joining the Musicnotes.com team as their UK/European blogger!  I come to the site with a background in writing and a huge passion for music of all genres and from all eras. What I love most about Musicnotes.com is the sense of community.  As one of my American colleagues said “Everything [at Musicnotes.com] …  is done with the customer in mind first”.  I’d like to build on this foundation and help extend this community to the UK and beyond into Europe.  In order to do this I’ll need your help, so, if you have any comments,
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