George Butterworth

19 Playford Dances CM105


Butterworth’s original manuscripts are available to see here.

They feature ‘corrections’ and I thought at first that they were Butterworth’s own revisions. There is the occasional direction ‘thicken’ and some examples of ‘thickening’ (horrible word!), none of which I felt added to these delightful arrangements: quite the contrary. I have come to believe, though, that these are Cecil Sharp’s revisions, and I have stripped them out of my edition. It is curious that Cecil Sharp published his own versions, several of which owe rather a lot to Butterworth’s, using exactly the same transpositions.

see our Butterworth page for an example of his arrangements

Gary Higginson

Eight Pieces for Pianists Young at Heart, op. 178 CM127


The Last Bird in the Cage - Frogs from the Pond - When Dinosaurs trod the Earth -

Over the Stepping Stones - Snake in the Grass - Wet Bank Holiday Blues -

Rock-it Science - Granny's Favourite Chair

These attractive and varied pieces were written between April and September 2014 and are of about Grade 3 standard.

See our Gary Higginson page for details and a preview

Christian Petzold

Suite in G minor for harpsichord CM126


This lovely 7 movement suite (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourée, Passepied and Trio, Gigue and Menuet) is one of the few pieces of his to survive.

See our Petzold page for a preview

Clara Schumann

Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor (1845) CM110


see our Clara Schumann page for a preview

For an arrangement for strings see our String Orchestra page

sheet music for piano