Accompaniments Piano Pages   William Wieland
Many music educators consider accompanying to be their most important keyboard skill. Please find and master an accompaniment for your instrument or voice. For example, if you are a vocal major, you will probably teach voice lessons. It would be ideal if you could accompany your students—if only at lessons. You may choose an accompaniment from the following selections, but I encourage you to look beyond this webpage.
Folk Songs — George R. Poulton Aura Lee (simple, but lovely)
  — Old Folks at Home (almost Foster's original)
  — Down by the Sally Gardens • Straight MelodySnap Rhythm
    • Straightforward AccompanimentMore Notes

Spirituals — We Shall Overcome (simple, but lovely)
  — We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder (simple, but lovely)
  — Were You There? (from a hymnal—another great source)

Patty & Mildred Hill Happy Birthday

Jazz — Autumn LeavesMelodyBass Clef Melody
  — Here's That Rainy DayC & Bb partsEb & F parts

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the AnimalsThe Elephant” • Solo

Satie Gymnopedie 1 (in B flat) • Trumpet Part
Satie Gymnopedie 1 (in C) • Violin Part

Free Sheet Music for a large number of instruments:
  1. Scroll down and click on the instrument you want.
  2. Scroll down and click on the blue title you want.
  3. Scroll down and click on the small page of music.

Music and the Bassoon (Click on Piano Accompaniments.)
William Schuman Orpheus with his lute

Adam “Cantique de Noël” — keys from low to high
C (early edition) • D flatD (English) • E flatG

Bach / Gounod Ave MariaReductionFlute MelodyCello Melody

Handel Rinaldo “Lascia ch’io pianga” • original keylower key

Schubert “Ave Maria” — B flat originalLow voice in G
  — Wieland easier arrangementBass Clef Melody
  — Wieland arrangement in G: PianoViolinAlto Voice

Schumann “Aus meinen Tränen sprießen” from Dichterliebe

Straightforward selections from the “yellow book”
(Schirmer's Twenty-four Italian Songs and Arias)
  — Caldara “Comme raggio di sol”
  — Caldara “Sebben, crudele”
  — Giordani “Caro mio ben” Wieland arrangement
  — Monteverdi “Lasciatemi morire!”
  — Pergolesi (attr.) “Nina”
  — Paisiello “Nel cor”
  — Pergolesi “Se tu m'ami”
  — Stradella “Pietà, Signore!”