My mother gained her music degree in 1936 and taught piano until the outbreak of the 2nd World War (1939). From that time on, until my father's death, she would occasionally play the piano at home, singing the pre-war songs they loved. (Favourites were "Boom" and "Half as much".)

I was their young spectator. My earliest music memories involved my mother's colourful sheet music which was varied and fascinating to me, depicting wartime aspirations, funny lyrics, cartoons and romance.

In 2003, when she was no longer able to play, my mother finally moved to a Nursing Home and asked me to dispose of almost all of her belongings. I felt unable at first to dispose of the music of her life and youth but eventually I decided to place a few pieces online and see if they attracted wider interest, which they did, leading now to mymotherssheetmusic.com

From a modest beginning, other friends and contacts have added to mymotherssheetmusic stock so that we now have upwards of 10,000 (and still rising) sheet music items available for sale.

I like to think that my mother's music reaches across the generations, so whether it's pre World War I (1914-1918) music hall songs and ballads, the romanticism of the 1930s, the hopes and fears of World War II (1939-1945), cinema tunes and the growing prosperity of the 1950s, rock 'n' roll, 'swinging' sixties 'beat' music or even if like me, you simply retain a childlike attraction to those colourful front covers and want to frame something individual, then mymotherssheetmusic is for you.