News & Views Thursday, April 24, 2014

2012 Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic 30 April, 2012

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 19th annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic on Saturday, August 25, 2012! This session was designed to help you select concert and contest literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s choirs at all levels of difficulty. Registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles. Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends! For more information, please check out our video below, contact us by email, or call us at 1.800.426.8742.

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You love Mom, and Mom will love Stanton’s! 27 April, 2012

Are you looking for that unique music gift for Mother’s Day? Come and shop at Stanton’s! We just received music throws as well as decorative pillows that would “dress up” any music studio or home.

We have a wide array of gift items such as jewelry, scarfs, bags, mugs, all occasion cards, etc. In addition to our gift assortment, we stock a wide variety of printed music.

If you can’t decide what to buy, then purchase a Stanton’s gift certificate that is redeemable for any item in the store.

Visit Stanton’s online or in person; odds are…you won’t leave without something special!!

Miyabi- 5 Japanese Impressions for Piano Solo 26 April, 2012

Miyabi” is a traditional Japanese aesthetic ideal meaning “refinement” or “elegance.” It certainly applies to this collection of Japanese impressions for piano composed by Naoko Ikeda. Written on an intermediate level, these pieces give a lovely impression of Japanese music in the use of Japanese modes and sounds along with more modern functional harmonies. This is definitely worth a look.  The melodies are sweet and delightful to play.

If you would like to know more about this collection or other music we have to offer, please contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.

Popular Wedding Music 25 April, 2012

This book is for the advanced pianist who is looking for a great book of popular standards for weddings.  Dan Coates, an award winning arranger, has crafted these songs for the wedding ceremony and/or reception.

Thirty-six pieces are in this collection, including The Wind Beneath My Wings, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Endless Love, I Will Always Love You, Up Where We Belong, and more.  If you would like to know more about this book or other collections for weddings, please contact us!

New Novelty Numbers Perfect for Summer Band Concerts 24 April, 2012

The summer concert season is almost upon us, and in addition to pop and Broadway arrangements, patriotic selections, and standard marches, what would a concert in the park be without a fun novelty piece? Stanton’s is pleased to recommend the following new novelty numbers that are sure to entertain both your audience and your band!

Add a little spice to your program with the snappy, 1910 Chili Sauce Rag written by H.A. Fischler of the famous Repasz Band.  It was discovered by Dr. Nicholas Contorno through his association with Windjammers Unlimited, the Circus Music Historical Society.

One of the most famous band novelty pieces ever written, Henry Fillmore’s playful Lassus Trombone is now presented in a meticulously edited, definitive version as an Authentic Fillmore Edition.  This one is sure to be fun for your trombonists and audience alike!

Henry Mancini’s movie music is an American staple.  Feature your entire clarinet section, just a few players, or your best soloist with this gem that underscored the climactic pie fight scene in The Great Race, Pie in the Face Polka – pies not included.

Lastly, your trombones will alternate between playing melodic material and providing humorous fills, taking full advantage of the glissando (of course), in Chris Sharp’s rip-roarin’ arrangement of the famous Tiger Rag!

Keep your eyes on your mailbox and our blog for more new recommendations for your community band!

REGISTER NOW for the “John Jacobson Workshop!” 23 April, 2012

John Jacobson Workshop
DATE/TIME: Thursday 8/2/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Franklin County Veterans Memorial
REGISTRATION FEE: $60.00 per teacher.
Students may attend this session for $40.00, however students WILL NOT receive a music packet/choreography DVD. Both fees include lunch.

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Wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you’re gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Roger Emerson. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for 20 complete routines and a DVD of some of the titles covered in this session.

Graduation will be here before you know it! 20 April, 2012

Hey Band Directors: Before it’s too late, you may want to check to make sure your arrangement of Pomp and Circumstance is complete – you know how parts often don’t come back after your students play it for graduation ceremonies.  If you need a new set, let us know and we will send it your way so you will be ready for graduation without a last minute panic.

The most popular version is Fanfare and Processional arranged by James Ployhar, but there are others to choose from.  Contact our band department if you need one!

Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry 19 April, 2012

The rural Sliabh Luachra region on the border of counties Cork and Kerry has a long history related to fiddle music.  Music students at University College Cork can even earn a diploma in Irish Traditional Music with a specialty in fiddle.

“Irish Fiddle Music”, written by Drew Beisswenger with Connie O’Connell, features a few dozen tunes most played by each of the three leading fiddlers of the Sliabh Luachra region: Connie O’Connell, Denis Murphy, and Padraig O’Keeffe. Polkas, slides, hornpipes, jigs and reels are well represented among the three fiddlers.  A CD included with this collection of fiddle tunes has 30 of these tunes played solo by Connie O’Connell.  Many of the tunes are played for Irish set dancing, which is very different from Irish step dancing. If you play for Irish set dancing, or enjoy playing the music for yourself, this collection is a treasure house of tunes!

For more information on this collection of fiddle sheet music or other fiddle collections, please contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC or visit our website!

The Complete Wedding Collection 18 April, 2012

This is Volume One of Janet Linker’s Complete Wedding Collection books.  This collection of organ solos will cover the wedding service from Prelude to Postlude with classical favorites like The Bridal Chorus, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Pachelbel’s  Canon in D, the  Rondeau by Mouret, and more.  Janet Linker has edited and arranged the pieces in this beautiful collection. 

If you are seeking a book of classical favorites for weddings, this is the book for you! Feel free to contact us to ask about this collection or any other wedding or organ music .

Top New Pops for Community Band 17 April, 2012

Summer is just around the corner, and along with family vacations, cookouts, and a more relaxed pace comes the summer concert season. Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to have a wide variety of NEW suggestions for community bands beginning with pops arrangements that will add that touch of familiarity to your program!

Crooner’s Serenade – A medley of pops standards as performed by singing sensation Michael Buble: Moondance, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Save the Last Dance for Me.

Haven’t Met You Yet – Soaring lines and lush brass scoring highlight this original hit from Crazy Love, Michael Buble’s fourth album.

Indiana – A classic, big band-style arrangement of this standard, a la the Glenn Miller Band, that is perfect for your summer concerts.

A Man and His Soul – Pay tribute to legendary musician Ray Charles with this medley featuring the up-tempo classic What’d I Say, the beautiful and lush Ruby, and the gospel infused I Got a Woman.

Sinatra – With his charismatic style and polished interpretations, Frank Sinatra put his unique stamp on a number of familiar standards.  Stephen Bulla’s swinging medley features several of his best-known hits: Come Fly with Me, Witchcraft, That’s Life, and Fly Me to the Moon.

Stardust – Feature a guest artist or your best alto sax or trumpet soloist on this beautiful Hoagy Carmichael ballad.

Stevie Wonder in Concert – The music of Stevie Wonder is timeless and has cross-generational appeal.  Four of his biggest hits are highlighted in this medley: Sir Duke, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Wish, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Volare – Recorded by many top artists, Dean Martin’s version probably being the best-known, this unexpected arrangement is a nice change-of-pace perfect for a summer concert.

All of these titles can be ordered via Stantons.com, or by phone, 1-800-426-8742.  Keep an eye on your mailbox, email, and our blog for more community band recommendations including NEW novelty numbers, patriotic pieces, marches, movie and Broadway arrangements, and concert works!

Save the Date for “Joy of Singing” 16 April, 2012

JOY OF SINGING
DATE/TIME: Friday 8/3/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Franklin County Veterans Memorial
REGISTRATION FEE: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Stanton’s has hosted this session – one of the largest in the country – for more than 25 years! The clinic features music for all levels of choral ensembles – elementary through adult – presented by clinicians Christine Bass, Roger Emerson, Mac Huff and John Jacobson. Each director will receive a packet of new music valued at over $100.00 containing arrangements suitable for both school and community choirs. You will have ample time to browse the Stanton’s on-site store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Contact us for more details; call 1-800-426-8742, ex.1 for the Choral Department!

School of Mandolin: Bluegrass Soloing 13 April, 2012

This book teaches the intermediate mandolin player how to improvise the Bluegrass way.  Joe Carr teaches how to show off in style  using  melodic variations, scale soloing, arpeggios, and non-melody based soloing.  A CD is included that demonstrates these techniques and gives examples as applied to several Bluegrass standards.

If you play mandolin, and have been wanting to know how to spice up your playing, this is just what you need!  For other mandolin sheet music or Bluegrass music, please email us, visit our website or call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC.

Essential Songs Wedding 12 April, 2012

This collection of 83 wedding song favorites will keep a wedding vocalist well supplied throughout the year.  There are piano solos for wedding as well, including: Canon in D, Wagner’s The Bridal Chorus and Handel’s Largo from Xerxes.  Popular wedding songs include Endless Love, Bless the Broken Road, You Raise Me Up, and A Time for Us.

Essential Songs Wedding is a great blend of current songs and wedding standards–a portable song library in one volume! Please contact us to inquire about this or any other of our sheet music products that may interest you.

Save the Date – Sacred Choral Reading Session! 11 April, 2012

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session! His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,000 published works—including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non-seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America.

Your registration includes a packet of over 40 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2012, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University
195 West Park St., Westerville OH 43081
Cost: $20.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register the day of the clinic beginning at 8:30.)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
- Also featuring Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2012, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music,
330 South 4th St., Columbus OH 43215
Cost: Free!
email our keyboard department for more details

The Hammerhead LED Music Light 10 April, 2012

This battery powered LED light is new from Mighty Bright, a manufacturer of all types of LED  battery powered lights. Powered by only 3 AAA batteries, (which are included in the package), it is the brightest of their LED book lights so far.The batteries last about 9 hours. The light bar has 6 LEDs, and the light has 2 settings.

The LEDs never need to be replaced. The clip is sturdy, and will grip nearly anything.  The base is heavy enough to use it free standing.  A handy cloth case is included for the light.  Small and light enough to keep in your gig bag, the HammerHead light is a great value at only $24.95! You may contact us for more information about this product or any of our other products.

Mark Your Calendar for “Stanton’s Super Session!” 09 April, 2012

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to the 2012 “Stanton’s Super Session,” a day-long choral reading session of new music from a variety of publishers!  Pre-registration is now open – register online, or call us at 1.800.426.8742.  Check out our video below for a “sneak peek” at what we have in store!

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“I would love to play the piano again!” 06 April, 2012

Attention Adults:  If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the piano on your own…you should look at Alfred’s Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course.  Over the years, we have heard customers say that they would love to learn to play the piano, or that they wish to pick up the piano again but think it’s too late.  It’s never too late to start a new hobby or return to one of your favorite interests that will give you years of enjoyment and a new challenge in life!

Alfred’s Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course is a take-off from their Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course with the addition of study-guide pages.  These study-guide pages help the student to learn as if a piano teacher is sitting right beside them.  Also, the course includes a CD which helps you to hear how the music sounds.  Besides learning a new hobby, playing the piano can help to improve your memory, promote finger dexterity, relieve stress and make you the life of any party!

For more information on these or other piano materials, contact us!

Take Your Choir to Broadway! 05 April, 2012

Close out the school year with an exciting choral medley from an iconic Broadway show! Whether you’re looking for music from a long-time theatrical standard or an innovative new production, we’ll help you find the perfect medley for your group.

Over the last few years, the Great White Way has hosted shows ranging from ground-breaking original productions (In the Heights, Next to Normal), to adaptations of popular movies (Shrek: The Musical, Mary Poppins), to Tony Award-winning revivals (Hair). Even children’s literature (Seussical: The Musical) and popular music (Jersey Boys) have gotten in on the act!

Concert and community choirs may enjoy exploring medleys of music by various Broadway composers. Try Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway (songs from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel and Oklahoma), Broadway Legends: Lerner and Loewe (songs from Camelot, My Fair Lady and Paint Your Wagon), Sondheim! A Choral Celebration (songs from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Company and Sweeney Todd), Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert (songs from Evita, Aspects of Love, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Song and Dance), Applause! The Music of Charles Strouse (songs from Applause, Bye Bye Birdie, All-American and Annie) or Gershwin: A Concert Panorama (songs from Funny Face, Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band and Oh, Kay!).

Bringing the magic of Disney movies to Broadway has also been popular recently. Younger audiences will especially appreciate Disney on Stage, featuring music from the Broadway productions of Aida, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Tarzan.

You can also take the opportunity to introduce your singers to some of the most iconic Broadway shows in history. Try a time-honored show like Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Chicago, South Pacific, The King & I, Oliver! and A Chorus Line. Or maybe you want to explore a “new classic” like Wicked, Rent, Hairspray, Jekyll & Hyde or Ragtime. The possibilities are practically endless!

For more music from the Great White Way, please contact us or visit us online.

Hot Off the Press – Pop Hits for Concert Band 04 April, 2012

Just in time for your spring concert, Stanton’s is pleased to present these new arrangements by two of today’s biggest pop artists, Adele and Lady Gaga…

Lady Gaga Fugue (based on Bad Romance)
In a recent YouTube moment that went viral, Giovanni Dettori created a convincingly traditional Baroque fugue based on the opening strains of Lady Gaga’s hit Bad Romance. Johnnie Vinson has done a marvelous job of adapting this setting for concert band, providing a terrific opportunity to teach an important musical form and have some fun at the same time.


Rolling in the Deep
One of the Top 40 hits for pop artist Adele, this bluesy, gospel-style tune will be popular with your students and enjoyed by your audience.

Visit the Top Pops tab on the concert band page at Stantons.com for more new pop arrangements and spring concert ideas.

New Marching Band Titles Available for Preview 03 April, 2012

If you haven’t already, begin planning for the 2012 marching band season NOW!  All of the new titles from Alfred and Hal Leonard are available for preview on our marching band page and listening library – the Alfred titles are already off the press!  Highlights for 2012 include several classic jazz favorites, Motown and 80’s hits, the latest from Lady Gaga, Adele, complete shows for Little Shop of Horrors and Harry Potter, as well as 2 new stands collections.

For those looking for show ideas or to mix and match arrangements, visit the show planning section of our website.  You can also find complete shows by artist or show theme.  Keep track of the arrangements you like with our new Wish List feature.  Your wish list can be divided into sub-lists by marching season, show, or any way you want!  You can also email your list directly to your school treasurer for purchase order requisitions.

Our website and listening library will be updated with the latest Arrangers’ Publishing and Jalen/Matrix titles once they become available, and for those who like to go ‘old-school’, keep an eye on your mailbox for Stanton’s 2012 Show Planning Guide.

Last-minute Easter Solutions! 02 April, 2012

If you are in need of last minute piano and/or organ folios for your Easter worship service, you may want to look on our Easter Piano or Lent & Easter Organ. You can also search our dedicated organ website or sacred piano website

Because the books are listed on one of the websites does not ensure that they are in stock at Stanton’s.  To inquire about an item, you may call the Keyboard Department staff at 614-224-4257 ext. 3 or email us.  We are open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm EST and Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm EST.