For those who love to explore new music or just like having ready (and free!) access to download and print your favorite classics, you’ll want to head over to The Mutopia Project right away! I pulled this from their website:
The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others. A team of volunteers are involved in typesetting the music by computer using the LilyPond software. Why not join them?! See the page on how to contribute for more information.
We also host a growing number of modern editions, arrangements and new music. The respective editors, arrangers and composers have chosen to make these works freely available.
I’ve heard about the LilyPond music typesetting program and even considered taking the plunge into learning it a while back, but chickened out. 🙂 From what I’ve seen, the scores produced using LilyPond are beautiful, so I look forward to spending more time perusing and downloading sheet music from The Mutopia Project. I sure appreciate the people out there who are willing to invest their time and energy in a project for the benefit of so many of us musicians!