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Editor's Picks: Piano Sheet Music...
The directory below lists our favorite places to find free sheet music for piano on the web. They are listed in alphabetical order.

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An Online Christmas Songbook
Instrumentation for: Piano & Voice
Categories: Christmas

Catalog Size: Medium (100+)
Years ago, An Online Christmas Songbook was one of our favorite places to find Christmas Carols... and then the web site up and disappeared. Now, we have discovered, it is back! It's a simple web site that provides four part sheet music (hymn style) for just over 100 popular Christmas favorites. The site couldn't be easier to use. All sheet music in *.gif format, ready to print out. Added 12/20/2007.

Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Violin, and many other instruments.
Categories: Classical, Christmas, a few others.
Catalog Size: Huge (900+)

Cantorion is a welcome addition to our directory. A very easy site to use to find free sheet music, which is all in easy-to-read PDF format. Every piece of music is free. You'll find all the favorites, from Canon in D to Ave Maria, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Clair de Lune, The Entertainer and more. Added 05/27/2009.

Christian Music 4 Praise and Worship
Instrumentation for: Piano and Guitar
Categories: Christian, Worship
Catalog Size: Huge (Over 4000 as of this writing)

Here's one of the best of the Christian praise and worship music sheet music sites we've seen of late. Worship leaders post their original songs to the site, and include MP3s, sheet music, chord charts and lyric sheets. Not every song has every option, but there's a very large selection here to browse through. A GREAT resource for worship leaders looking for new music that's legal to use and download.
Added 02/23/2007.

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Church and Choral Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Voice, Choral
Categories: Christian, Classical, Christmas

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
This very interesting collection of church choral sheet music includes hymn arrangements, as well as Christmas carols, anthems, responsorial psalms, chants, motets, organ works and descants. There are many notable selections in this mix of original and classical/traditional works, including some more unusual works. A lot of great music to sort through for the church music fan. Sheet music available in high quality PDF format. Updated 01/04/2008
Instrumentation for: Voice, Choral, Piano
Categories: Classical, Early Music, Christmas, Traditional
Catalog Size: Very Large (1500+)

Choral and vocal enthusiasts will enjoy this large collection sheet music for early, classical, Christmas and traditional works. Features choral music by Arcadelt, Bach, Lotti, Palestrina and many others with lots more on the way. Downloads available in PDF, Noteworthy Composer, and MIDI format. Some MP3 downloads available as well. Updated 12/17/2007.

Classical Sheet Music 'Piece of the Month'
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This MSN group (registration is required) contains a nice collection of classical works you don't usually find on the net. Includes sheet music for piano by Bertini, Rubinstein, Kirnberger, Satie, Barber, Griffes, Wernicke and more. Every month a new selection is added. You may also enjoy the chat room and message board. This site gets a 'bonus' award simply for offering a unique selection of downloads. All files in high quality, PDF format. Updated 12/20/2007.

Colin Kirkpatrick Free Piano Music Shop
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original
Catalog Size: Medium (25-50)

A very nice collection of original piano music made available as free sheet music downloads. Most of the music is very easy to play, and many of the songs are only a page or two long. The sheet music is in PDF format, and MP3s of each song are made available to give you a chance to preview the music. A great source for folks looking for new sheet music to play quickly. Added 06/30/2009

Copy-Us: Internet Music Publishing
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice, Strings, Wind & Orchestra
Categories: Classical, Original

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Copy-Us is an Internet publishing house that publishes the works of composers free of charge via the Internet. All scores are free for download (in fact, you are encouraged to distribute them) and are in VERY high quality PDF format. Each score is marked to indicate difficultly, which ranges from very easy to very difficult, and you can view sheet music by instrument or composer. Copy-Us is a great concept that is very well executed. Updated 02/02/2005.

Easy Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical, Popular, Boogie & Blues, Opera Classics, National Songs

Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
One of the great things about Easy Sheet Music is that every song is arranged for easy piano. Secondly, the selection is fairly large. Thirdly, there's some great music here! The 'Boogie and Blues' selections are highly recommended for something a bit different, but you'll find lot's of easy to play classical works, too. At Easy Sheet Music, you can download any three tunes per day for free. Unlimited download access to all the pieces all the time is $15/year. Verified 02/21/2008.

Edward Weiss: Free Piano Sheet Music in the New Age Style
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original
, New Age
Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Pianist Edward Weiss has put together an excellent blog where he offers selections of his "New Age" style piano sheet music for download. All files are in high-quality PDF format. Most files are accompanied by an MP3 of Edward playing the piece. A real nice blog and a great find! Added 03/20/2008.

Free Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular, Classical, Christmas

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
This is a no frills web site with lots of Google ads. But if you look just beyond that, there's also a lot of free sheet music, offered in order of difficulty. The list starts with "First Pieces" which you barely need to know how to read sheet music to play. From there, you move up to the "Primer Level" and then Levels 1-4 and "Keyboard Classics." You'll know virtually every song on this site, which contains lots of popular "traditional" tunes (Bridal March, Mexican Hat Dance, Old MacDonald), Christmas tunes (We Three Kings, Away in a Manger, Silent Night) and Classical tunes (Ode to Joy, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise). There's a lot here for beginning piano students. All sheet music is in PDF format and MIDI files are also provided. Added 02/21/2008.

Free Sheetmusic Library
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
Here you'll find a very large selection of public domain classical works for download. These include orchestral works (symphonies, concertos, overtures, etc.), chamber music, piano works, organ works and sacred music. Large collections by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Handel, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others. All sheet music in PDF format. There's enough here to keep you busy for quite awhile. Updated 06/21/2005.

Finale Showcase
Instrumentation for: Piano, Solo Instruments, Strings, Brass, Band, More...
Categories: All

Catalog Size: Huge (1000+)
The popular Finale showcase site allows Finale software users to upload their songs, arrangements, and compositions for shared viewing, playing and transposing. The result is this huge directory filled with mostly easy sheet music arrangements for nearly all instruments in nearly every category. Classical music includes everything from Baroque, to Renaissance, Medieval and 20th century tunes. You'll find contemporary Christian music, gospel, children's music, country and rock music, rap music, show tunes, broadway, as well as soundtracks and holiday music. Instrumentation includes not only solo instruments, but arrangements for brass band, chamber, choir, handbells, and even percussion. Browse by category or instrumentation. You'll need Finale installed (which is free for download) to view and print the scores. Updated 12/20/2007.

Grigor Iliev's Free Sheet Music for Piano
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical / Contemporary Piano
Catalog Size: Very Small (2 as of this writing)
Grigor offers free sheet music from two of his solo piano works (mp3s available) at his web site. If you enjoy modern classical music and love the soft touch of soothing piano sounds, here you'll find music that touches your soul and reaches your mind. The downloadable files are in very high quality PDF or png format. Reviewed 10/25/2006.

Historic American Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Voice, Others
Categories: Early Music, Historical, Patriotic

Catalog Size: Huge (3000+)
We are very pleased to share this great find with you! This site, a project of the Special Collecitons Library at Duke University, contains a huge library of rare sheet music and manuscripts featuring 19th and 20th century American music. You'll find over 3000 manuscripts, all published between 1850 and 1920, searchable by title, first line, composer, performer, date, publisher and more. You can view and download images from any of the manuscripts presented here free (see their statement on use and reproduction first). Some of the images from this catalog are a truly amazing look back at American Culture over the last 150 years, and the quality of the scans is very impressive. A real treasure! Updated 08/07/2003.

International Music Scores Library Project
Instrumentation for: Piano, Quartets, Chamber, Symphony, Strings - virtually everything.
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)

The IMSLP is a terrific collection of public domain piano works in PDF format. You'll find well over 2000 works, browseable by composer name, time period or genre. There's a bit of everything here, from solo piano works all the way to symphonic works. A great find for fans of classical sheet music and scores. Added 03/22/2007.

Jonathan FeBland - Original Compositions
Instrumentation for: Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, More.
Categories: Original New Age, Jazz and Classical

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
The compositional works of pianist Jonathan FeBland, trained at the Royal Academy of Music, are many and varied. There's quite a lot to peruse here, especially for those interested in Jazz and New Age musical influences. The works are in Scorch format, so while Jonathan's sheet music is not downloadable, you can print it out directly from the web page and listen online. Added 11/04/2002.

Kerby Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Original, Christian, New Age Piano

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Pianist Lindy Kerby freely gives access to sheet music for almost two dozen of her original compositions and arrangements. These include
Creation, Blessings from Heaven, Just Like the Sun, Simple Pleasures and others. All song are in high quality PDF format, and MP3 files are available so you can hear how the songs should be played. Added 01/03/2003.

Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical
, Ragtime, Original, Christmas
Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
mfiles offers visitors a very nice collection of high-quality free classical sheet music featuring music from Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Chopin, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Satie, Tallis and many more. In addition, mfiles has an attractive collection of Christmas music, as well as original sheet music - most notably some very compelling pieces from composer Jim Paterson. These original works include music for film and television, as well as a number of selections in the Jazz, Ragtime, Celtic, and Latin music genres. Sheet music is provided in Scorch format (see site for details) allowing you to play, transpose, and change instrumentation on the fly. You can also "Print" (and download) most of the music in PDF format. Music for most selections are also available in MIDI format, and you'll also find detailed information about the various composers. Updated 12/20/2007.
Instrumentation for: Piano, Violin, Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Many Others
Categories: Classical
Catalog Size: Large (500+) is a fantastic resource for those looking for free classical sheet music. This well-organized repository features all the greats, including music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachabel, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky. Search by composer, instrument or style. Listings include notes on level of difficulty. offers nearly 300 scores for free in PDF and Scorch format, but if you sign up as a member ($30/year) you can access their library of over 1800 scores. In addition to the well-stocked library of free sheet music you'll find a discussion board and chat room. Updated 12/20/2007.

Noel, Noel, Noel
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar Lead Sheets, Voice.
Categories: Christmas

Catalog Size: Small (10-25)
Noel, Noel, Noel is a beautiful website dedicated to the celebration of Christmas. Included in their free online offerings are over a dozen Christmas carols arranged both for each piano (with voice parts) as well as for guitar, with melody and chords. You'll find
Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, O Come All Ye Faithful, We Three Kings and others. Well worth visiting if only to view the site's original artwork. At Noel, Noel, Noel, you'll find lots of Christmas cheer to keep your days jolly. Updated 12/20/2007.

Noteworthy Composer Scriptorium
Instrumentation for: Piano, Strings, Orchestra and Many Others
Categories: Classical, Christmas, Traditional Folk, Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley

Catalog Size: Very Large (1000+)
Users of
Noteworthy Composer, the software music notation software, will appreciate the NCS database of compositions ranging from Classical to Christmas, Folk and Ragtime. There are over 1000 compositions here, and the database is completely searchable. Or, if you prefer, browse by genre or composer. In addition to the many *.nwc downloads, you'll find Noteworthy Tips & Tricks, an FAQ, and links to NWC forums, newsgroups and other resources. Note that Noteworthy Composer is required to view these free downloads. The scriptorium provides a link to download and install the free Noteworthy Browser Plug-In for those interested in viewing the files. Updated 03/11/2002.

Ragtime: The Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Ragtime, Blues, Show Tunes, Historial, Patriotic

Catalog Size: Huge (22,000+)
This digital collection of ragtime music from Mississippi State University is simply amazing. For over forty years, Mississippi businessman Charles Templeton collected a wide range of music memorabilia. Included was a collection of some 22,000 pieces of sheet music from late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The sheet music illustrates a broad spectra of music genres, from the ragtime of Scott Joplin to the dixieland of W. C. Handy to the smooth ballads of Irving Berlin to the stirring patriotic anthems of John Phillips Sousa and George M. Cohan to the early roots of big band sounds. The collection includes Rags, Blues, Foxtrots, Show Tunes, War Songs and Minstrel Music. The quality of the images are just superb considering their age. The web site is beautifully designed. Sheet music is available in PDF format. A real treasure. Added 01/03/2003. Solo Sheet Music
Instrumentation for: Piano, Organ, Flute, Violin, many more....
Categories: Classical, Original
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
A treasure trove of sheet music from both the classical and modern era. A wide variety of instrumentation, with sheet music provided in high quality PDF format. There's so much good stuff to choose from. Don't miss this one! Added 12/08/2004.

RUF Hymnbook Online Hymn Resource
Instrumentation for: Guitar Tablature, Lead Sheets, Piano
Categories: Hymns
Catalog Size: Large (100-500)
Here's a fantastic site containing modern arrangements of a large number of classic hymns. Downloads include chord charts, lead sheets and in many cases, piano sheet music. You can also listen to the songs demos. If you're a worship leader that loves hymns, and wants to lead them with a modern twist, here you go. Added 05/09/2007.
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar (Tablature), Guitar (Lead Sheets)
Categories: Christian
, Original
Catalog Size: Very Large (500+)
Share Song features original worship and praise music composed by over 400 different worship leaders from around the world. Works are organized by author, as well as song title, most popular downloads and there is of course a searchable database. What makes Share Song particularly appealing is that a majority of the song listings include sheet music (PDFs), chort charts (tabs), MP3 files as well as lyric sheets for each song. In offering all these options Share Song pretty much offers all the tools a worship or praise leader might need. A fantastic resource. Updated 10/07/2002
Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Winds, Big Band, Etc.
Categories: Classical, Historical, Christian
, Christmas, Original
Catalog Size: Huge is the sheet music home of Scorch software by Sibelius. The advantages of the site, when you have the free software plug-in, are many. For example, you can transpose any song instantly, change instrumentation, and actually listen to the song while you view the music with the click of the button. At the Sibelius site you'll find tens of thousands of sheet music selections. Most of these are for sale (they provide the first page free), within each category (which includes Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Eductional and Worship) you'll find plenty of free sheet music titles to download. Unfortunately, Sibelius does not currently have a 'free' sheet music category to browse, meaning the only way to find the free sheet music is to browse through the 'pay' sheet music. Still, this is very simple to do and the free music is plentiful. Sibelius does provide a search tool as well, so if you're looking for a particular piece, it's quite easy to find it. Nice site, nice design. Recommended for a visit. Updated 07/02/2007.

The Sheet Music Archive
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Huge (5000+)
The Sheet Music Archive is a huge archive of public domain classical music. You'll find downloadable sheet music from your favorite composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Hanon, Mozart, Verdi and many, many more. One of the reason this site is one of our top picks is its simplicy. It's very easy to find what you're looking for, quickly, without a lot of hassle. The design is also easy on the eyes, and simple to navigate. Sheet music provided in *.pdf format, most scanned from various piano collections prior to 1923. Download sheet music for free (up to 2 per day) or sign up as a member for $19.95 a year and download as many as you want. A CD containing all the sheet music is available for order for $24.95. Updated 12/20/2007.

Words and Music
Instrumentation for: Piano
Categories: Popular

Catalog Size: Medium (50-100)
Here you'll find one pianists own arrangements of a number of popular tunes. To quote the pianist, "Words & Music started 6 years ago when I couldn't find any popular sheets for the songs I really like. So I tried my hand with arranging the songs, created some music sheets -- and decided to share it by making this site." A great collection of sheet music. Updated 03/06/2008.

Instrumentation for: Piano, Guitar (solo and duo), Flute, Violin & More
Categories: Classical

Catalog Size: Huge (2000+)
At ZIMMUSIC you'll find a very large, searchable collection of classical works in Noteworthy and PDF format. There's a lot of great stuff here, by a wide variety of composers, many of whom are not represented well elsewhere on the Internet. Highly recommended due to the variety and uniqueness of the sheet music library. Updated 07/02/2007.

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