Editor's Choice: July 2018


We are always on the hunt for new sheet music to play and sing. Our Editor's Choice page is regularly updated with a mix of trending sheets of the moment along with some of the lesser-known titles we've discovered and think you should explore. Here are six we're highlighting this month that you definitely won't want to miss!

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2002 - Anne-Marie
2002
Anne-Marie
Piano, Vocal & Guitar (Right-Hand Melody)

Co-written by Ed Sheeran, "2002" is a laid-back, summery pop number about a teenage crush. Its infectious chorus name-checks several songs from the era she is harking back to—from Jay-Z's "99 Problems" to Britney Spears' "…Baby One More Time."

Last week, Anne-Marie and Ed Sheeran released a charming acoustic video of themselves performing the song together, which only makes us want to learn it even more!





All Of Me - John Legend
All Of Me
John Legend
Easy Piano

The piano ballad to rule all piano ballads, John Legend released "All Of Me" back in 2013, but it has barely dwindled in popularity since, and remains a favoured first dance choice at weddings across the globe.

Arguably, the song's beauty is in its simplicity. With a four-chord progression throughout, you don't need to be Legend yourself to wrap your fingers around this Easy Piano arrangement.





Comptine D'un Autre Été (from Amélie) - Yann Tiersen
Comptine D'un Autre Été (from Amélie)
Yann Tiersen
Piano Solo

Written by French composer Yann Tiersen, "Comptine D'un Autre Été" is the standout title from the soundtrack of the 2001 film, Amélie. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful and emotive piano pieces we've come across, making this modern classical number a must-learn for intermediate pianists.





Hope - Jason Robert Brown
Hope
Jason Robert Brown
Piano Vocal

Last month, Tony Award-winning songwriter Jason Robert Brown released his second solo album, How We React And How We Recover. We love the opening track, "Hope," which sets the tone for much of the album.

In Brown's own words, the song (and indeed much of the album) is about "having hope when you have no reason to be hopeful, trying to capture the positive energy of life in bad times." It's a delight to play for pianist-singers and duos alike.





You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
You Are The Reason
Calum Scott
Piano, Vocal & Guitar (Right-Hand Melody)


Also featured on our list of 10 New Love Songs to Woo, "You Are The Reason" might just be the perfect love song (sorry, Mr. Sheeran).

Making a name for himself on the 2015 edition of Britain's Got Talent, Calum Scott might not be a household name just yet, but this piano ballad is one of our favourite songs to play right now.





A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman) - Arr. The Piano Guys
A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman)
Arr. The Piano Guys
Piano

The Piano Guys are no strangers to crafting beautiful piano arrangements. And this one is no exception. From one of our favourite movies since La La Land, "A Million Dreams" for solo piano has just as much power and emotion as the Pasek & Paul original. Even without words, the song transports you to a place where dreams truly can be made.

Have a few orchestra friends? You may want to check out this Violin, Cello, and Piano arrangement of "Rewrite the Stars," also from The Greatest Showman.





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