Ficks Music provides high-quality sheet music for strings, piano, and small chamber groups. Instead of trying to carry every version of a piece ever published, we strive to carry best-in-class for each piece of music.
How Did Ficks Music Get Started?
Simply put, we believe that beautiful music should be easier to find and more affordable.
We first fell in love with high-quality sheet music after we played from Henle's collection of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. However, they are pricey. We love IMSLP, but working with printouts of scans of questionable quality is challenging.
We were frustrated at the number of publishers that don't provide a good value: mistakes, fuzzy notes, missing pieces, etc.
How Do You Decide What to Carry?
First, we listen to you. We think that syllabi (ABRSM, RCM, MTAC, etc.) are a good measure for music that people think is worth playing.
Secondly, we do our research. Certain publishers are almost always great. Some are historically important. Some editions are worth owning simply for the editorial remarks. We try to make sure that you know exactly what you are buying and why you are buying it.
Let Us Know What You Think
We love to hear from musicians! What scores do you love? What do you wish were back in print?