Crystallised Beauty Sheet Music

March 30, 2009

Crystallised Beauty Sheet Music – it’s here…cb2

After rather a lot of emails, I’ve finally got around to writing up the piano score of Crystallised Beauty. As everyone who’s asked for it seems very friendly and sociable, I decided to make it for two pianists…

You can still play it on your own if you prefer, but… to fit all the different parts in, four hands are better than two!

It’s free, but please don’t copy it anywhere else – if anyone wants a copy they can download it from here for nothing. If you want to give anything, a comment is always welcome!

Get the sheet music by clicking here!

listen to it here:

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How to get the mp3…

If you’d like the mp3, it’s not commercially available yet – but – I can send it to you.


Well, leave a comment below, mention the mp3 and (because I can then see your email details) I will forward you a link for the mp3 download. Easy!

103 comments on “Crystallised Beauty Sheet Music

  1. Autumn on

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    (You know that I’m going to transpose the best bits for cello, and hand the remaining Piano 1 or 2 bit to a pianist friend…)

  2. Laurie on

    Thank you so very much! I’m not terribly into the two players thing, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it very much anyway.

    Again, thank you! I’ve wanted to play this piece from the moment I first heard it!

  3. blarneygirl on

    Love your music! I stop by multiple times a week just to listen. At the moment I’m obsessed with The Diver in the Crypt. WOW! Wish they could be downloaded to my mp3 player. I’d pay good money to be able to listen to your music anywhere. Thanks for sharing your talent. 🙂

  4. Lesley Blakey on

    Thank you so much for this – just love this score.

    Would love access to the MP3 download

    Many thanks

  5. Anne on

    What a wonderful piece! I first heard it a year ago and it has stayed with me. I would love to have access to the mp3, and sign me up for a CD when they do become available.

  6. Megan Aston on

    Thank you so much for uploading the sheet music for Crystallised Beauty! I love that song – it’s beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it! I would love access to the MP3 download if that’s still okay…I’d love to be able to listen to it on repeat whilst not on the internet!

    Thank you again for being so generous!

  7. Amy on

    Thank you so much for posting the sheet music! I’ve been anxiously waiting for it and am very grateful you made it easily available. This is a gorgeous song and I look forward to more of your music.

    I definitely would be interested in an mp3 version, please!

    Thank you and all the best,

  8. Michelle on

    Thank you so much for making the sheet music available. I’m excited about the mp3. I’d been checking back often to the blog for news. Thank you once again.

  9. Katrina on

    I absolutely love Crystallised Beauty and will put a link to your website on my blog. Thank-you so very much for allowing people to download the sheet music, I can’t wait to learn it. I’m very much looking forward to receiving the mp3 too.
    Thank-you, thank-you again.

  10. Marianya on

    OMG OMG OMG… I absolutely love this piece… I could listen to the mp3 on repeat all day!

    Your music is just absolutely wondering. Thank you!

  11. Hanny on

    I have adored this piece of music ever since hearing it on the Jane Austen season adverts!

    I would love to have the mp3, I haven’t heard such an emotional and beautiful piece in a long time.

    Thank you!

  12. Sarah on

    I would love, love, LOVE to have access to a copy of the mp3 of Crystallized Beauty. It is a beautiful song. Listening to it gives me the chills because it is full of powerful emotion. I would love to listen to it all the time!!!

    Thank you so very much!!

  13. Elena on

    LOVE this piece of music, the word beautiful doesn’t quite describe how wonderful it is 🙂
    I’d really appreciate an mP3 version of it!
    Thanks loads!!!

  14. Molly on

    Thanks for the sheet music! Can you send me the mp3 link, too?
    Listening to beautiful music like this is good inspiration for my own composing. It’s even better when I hear that a composer is “an imposter in the world of keyboard”, because I am too!
    (Btw, I love the extended pianotechniques!)

  15. Cecilie on

    Thank you so much for posting the sheet music! Can you please send me the mp3 for the song?Discovered song first time about a year ago when a friend of mine showed me a trailer for a Jane Austen mini-series online. Lovely song! 🙂

  16. Sophie on

    Here via AustenBlog.

    I loved your piece and am really looking forward to trying it out once I’m back at my piano. Would you be so kind as to send me the download link for the MP3?

  17. Madison on

    Thanks so much for posting the sheet music! Gives an aspiring pianist a goal to strive for. SUCH a beautiful, wimsical piece. I’d very much like to download the mp3 if that’s not too much trouble.

    I’m so glad that I stumbled across your work. Serendipity! Fabulous work. Keep it up!

  18. Anna on

    wish I knew how to play the piano! Alas, listening to the mp3 would have to suffice. Looking forward to your email. Thanks!

  19. Niamh on

    Hi! I love your music!!!It’s such a beautiful melody.I want to ask you if you can send me the link to download it because i want to try to playing it…i’m studying piano =)
    thank you.
    my mail is

  20. Millie on

    What beautiful pieces! I’m so estactic to finally have the sheet music for Crystallised Beauty! I’m not very talented on the piano but when I found this I drove myself nuts learning it. If there’s any possible way to get the Mp3 for this song, I would be eternally grateful!

  21. Kate on

    I’ve adored this piece ever since I heard it two years ago in ITV’s Jane Austen advertisement. Thank you so much for making the sheet music available.

    Would it be possible to receive a link to download the mp3? Thank you in advance, and all the best!

  22. Sarah on

    I thank you dearly for sharing this beautiful piece of music. Every morning before anyone was awake, I would listen to it repeatly full blast, with headphones of course and dream it was me playing the piano. I have been inspired to take lessons and learn to play this song. Could you send me the MP3, it would be much appreciated.


  23. Aine on

    This piece of music is beautiful, I have been in love with it ever since I first heard it and am delighted that the sheet music is on your website (I tend to be picky over my music and have to love the piece before I devout myself to it). I would really appreciate it if you could send me the MP3? Thank you

  24. Avia on

    Thank you so much for giving out the score. I fell in love with this song since I hear it with Jane Austen!.

    Hm…it is just me or does the piano piece not match the music sheets, particularly in the middle when the pianos really get going? It seems like a section is missing…

  25. Heather on

    I would love a link to the MP3, and thank you so much for posting the sheet music! I’ve loved this song ever since first discovering it thanks to that Jane Austen season trailer.

  26. Hanne on

    I just love this piece. Crystallised beauty is my new favourite music piece and I would love to get it as a mp3 so I can put it on my ipod and hear it every morning when I go to uni. It makes me smile, and what a better way to start the day:)
    So I would really appreciate it, if you could send me the link to the mp3.

  27. Autumn on

    I just came back to listen to it, and find that you’re willing to share the MP3 by request! I would love a download of it for my own while we await the CD. You’re such a generous person.

  28. Josephine on

    I just love Crystallised Beauty. I’m actually trying to play the score myself, although I know it will take me a while to get it just right.

    I too would love the mp3-music if that is possible; it helps me to memorize the notes and the overall melody.

    To conclude, I absolutely would buy a CD of your piano scores and I think a lot of other people will do the same.

    Best of luck!

  29. Francesc on

    Just beautiful, a big thank you for sharing your talent. I really would like to have the mp3, if still possible.
    Also, I would like to know which is the name of the music used in this amazing video. I just discovered you through the credits, but I don’t know the name of the beautiful composition:

    Thanks again!

    • radiomovies on

      Many thanks! It’s a track I wrote called ‘Breath’ which is presently on a production music album, but which I will probably release on a compilation soon.

  30. LeOna on

    I absolutely love this piece of music and have since I first heard it. I’d love an MP3 download if it’s still available.

  31. Janine on

    I believe I left a comment somewhere but I wasn’t sure if it went through. Both me and my sister fell in love with Crystallised Beauty and was wondering if you can send me the download by chance? I’ve looked for it practically everywhere, also how come it isn’t on itunes? My email is

  32. Catarina on

    Hi! I love your music and would love to have the mp3 of Crystallised Beauty. Thank you for sharing such beautifull music with us!

  33. Dani on

    Your music is soooo beautiful!! If I could get the mp3 download I would love to have it! Thanks for sharing your gift with everyone!

  34. Diane on

    I am so excited to play this– it was great on the Jane Austen trailers. If it’s possible, I would love to gain access to the mp3. Thanks so much!

  35. Lydia on

    I love this piece of music and I think it suited the Jane Austen Season on ITV very well. I love the build up in the song. I would love a link to the mp3, or notice of where it is available for purchase.

  36. Kat on

    Adding my kudos to all the rest-fell in love with this piece on the JA Season promo. If it’s still available I’d love to get the mp3 download.

  37. Elaine Simkins on

    Please could you send a copy of the MP3 player of Crystallised Beauty.

    I think it is mesmerising and would love to have it .

    Here’s hoping


  38. Peter on

    Dear Mr Sheppard I Just found the Crystallised Beauty track and I think its brilliant! Is it still possible to download it as an MP3.

    P.S Any sign of a “Mind of a Tyrant” Release

    Thanks. Pete

  39. robin on

    Just learned ‘Crystallised Beauty’ the song
    My heart has shaking.
    Came here via the search difficult.
    Personally, I always hear, posting videos on personal blogs, and I would like to use for background music.
    Professor Phillip Sheppard. Thank you.

  40. Seul on

    I really really love your songs!!
    Could you send me the download link of ‘Crystallised Beauty’ mp3?

    Thanks and good luck


  41. cymry on

    I fell in love with this song – you’ve really touched a lot of people with this one in particular.

    Could you please send me the link for the download? And are there any details as to when the piano CD will be released? I can’t wait!

  42. Valentina on

    There is an honesty behind a glance, a meaning behind a touch, and faith cried with a tear. There are liies behind a price, importance in a whim, and deceit sealed with a kiss. There is hope behind a gesture, value in a token. An unspoken love delivered with a smile.”

  43. David on

    I had to comment again…and this is coming from a guy that never comments using a sites built in form!

    huge props to you for making your sheets and music available. I’m in the process of starting some web pages…i’ll be linking you.

    again, great work and great spirit!

  44. Andrea on

    Hi Philip!

    Your music for crystallised beauty was beautifully composed! Could I possibly get the mp3 link for it? thank u so much=D

  45. Rachel on

    I love your song crystallized beauty and just searched for it on iTunes and would love to buy it, but it isn’t available. Do you think you could send me the MP3? If you ever get on iTunes I truly would buy this song, it’s so beautiful!!!

  46. Ikarus on

    I absolutely adore Crystallised Beauty. I would very much appreciate it if I could get a link to download the mp3. Thank you in advance!

  47. mint on

    thank you so much for the piano score!
    i was looking for it all over, thanks!

    I would also like to get the mp3 download for this song!

    Thank you once again

  48. Lianne on

    I just wanted to say that I think that Crystallised Beauty is a beautiful piece of music and I would love to be able to have an mp3 version of it. I also like the music you composed for Henry VIII Mind of a Tyrant!!
    Thank you!!

  49. Jo on

    This song is absolutely beautiful and i have been listening it one repeat forever. 🙂 i would love to get the mp3 version thank u!

  50. sally on


    I absolutely love crystallised beauty! would you be able to send me the mp3 link?

    thanks very much

  51. Peter Gale on

    Beautiful and evocative! This must be where Philip Sheppard meets Michael Nyman … love the reversed sounds.

    Would love to have a copy of the mp3 if it’s still available, thanks!

  52. Jasmine on

    Hi again, please could you add me to the infinite list of people who wants the download link for “Crystallised Beauty” ? It’s stunning and I want to keep listening to it 🙂
    Many thanks,

  53. Sybil on

    Such a beautiful piece of music. I’d love to have the mp3 if it’s still available. Thank you so much for sharing both the sheet muxic and the mp3.

  54. Arin on

    Oh my gosh!!!! I came here re-directed from Austenblog. Thank you so much for sharing the sheet music! Your work is very beautiful and inspiring : )

  55. Jo on

    love this song! one of the reasons that makes me really want to work hard on the piano 🙂
    wondering if a copy of the mp3 version is still available? thanks!

  56. Allison on

    This piece of music is so lovely and i would love to get the mp3 download of it. Do you have it for sale anywhere? Thank you!


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