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Best Classical Tunes  - is a multi-lingual web site dedicated to music lovers, music students, music teachers, and people who are just discovering the world of classical music. Its objective is to make it easy for people to listen to the best tunes the classics have to offer, and to provide free access to the sheet music for these tunes.
It also boasts a popular melody search feature, with a virtual piano so you can play a theme with the mouse or a touch-screen, and the system will search for the tune in its database. If it finds it, it will name it, play it and display the music notation for it.

Good tunes are vital ingredients of listenable music. This site is particularly devoted to pleasing melodies. It is crammed full of tunes that have lasted for centuries and will continue to last for many more.

Three Famous Overtures.
Each very different in style, but all masterworks.
Mozart's Magic Flute
Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream
Rossini's William Tell

Handy Tips.
- simply type the first few letters of any composer's name, and once uniquely identified, that composer's screen will pop up, from any web page in this site.
- Click on any picture on this page to hear a demo

Currently Available Tunes:
1970 tune entries, containing:-  
515 scores as PDF;
1135 midi files;
1955 audio mp3 files
2699 dictionary themes;
by  167 composers.

plus heaps of traditional and folk tunes.

Browsers.  It now supports 6 web browsers:- Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari,  Firefox, Opera,  and Internet Explorer. For more information about browser support see Frequently Asked Questions.

I am very sorry to announce that Victor Gomersall, creator of this site, died on August 6th 2018. He had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. He was a talented and generous contributor to all who shared his love of music and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. I am proud to have been given the chance to continue his website, the legacy of his love for music.


This site has a brand new page which sets composers into their historical context. It displays a time-line showing composers' lifespans, with optional comparison against timelines of historical events. A click on any composer on this page opens that composer's page with his music.

Song Finder
When you use the virtual piano of our themes dictionary lookup to search for a theme,  all matching tunes now show musical notation and a green play button so you can listen instantly.

Feedback.    This site was created by Victor Gomersall, QLD, Australia, solely for the love of music and the benefit and enjoyment of the community. It is currently operated and maintained by his relative Hugo Clarke. 

However, I am very keen to receive feedback from you if you have enjoyed my site.  Please tell me what you like and dislike, and any suggestions you have.  I am also interested in what country you are from.  The musical community is international,  and I have received emails from so many different countries all around the world.  You can contact me by email here.

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