News & Views Sunday, May 27, 2018

“Reaching for the Stars!” 31 December, 2013

Do you need help creating exciting choreography for your choir? If so, you’ll want to join the thousands of choral directors across the country that have discovered Alfred Publishing’s popular movement DVDs! Featuring the creative talents of Sally K. Albrecht and Andy Beck, these DVDs are a quick and easy way to add simple yet effective choreography to your concerts. Perfect for elementary, middle school or high school choirs, each DVD features movement suggestions for about 12 Alfred choral titles.

The newest DVD in the series is Reaching for the Stars!, which features such choral arrangements as “Blizzard on the Way,” “Listen to My Song,” “Rhythms of One World,” “Splish Splash” and ”Yesu Ni Wangu.” Here’s a preview:

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Previously released DVDs from Alfred include: Lift Me Up!, Showbiz!, Danza!, Follow Me to the Top!, Hooray for Hollywood!, In the Spotlight!, On with the Show!, On the Stage!, Put on a Show!, Razzamatazz!, Showtime!, Step by Step and That’s Entertainment! Check out them all for great choreography ideas, or contact Stanton’s Sheet Music for more information.

Recorder Time! 30 December, 2013

The holidays are almost over, and the second half of the school year is upon us.  For many excited 3rd and 4th grade music students, that means it’s recorder time!  Whether this is your first or thirty-first year teaching recorder, take time to investigate some new resources.  Use these to supplement your current method, or try something entirely new!

 Essential Elements for Recorder by Clements, Lavender and Menghini

         Does your district’s band and/or orchestra staff use the popular “Essential Elements” series?  If so, they will thank you for using this great method for your recorder instruction.  The Essential Elements Classroom Method for Recorder is designed for today’s classroom, including easy-to-use technology features that enhance the learning experience for any teaching situation. Essential Elements for Recorder can be an effective tool for introducing or reinforcing general music concepts, as an introduction to ensemble performance (band, orchestra, and choir), or individual or small group instruction.  Also available is the Essential Elements For Recorder Kit, with 10 books, 10 recorders and 1 classroom accompaniment CD for just $69.99!

In the B-A-G by Janet Day

Keep recorder interest high with this crafty collection of eight reproducible songs that will reinforce the first three notes taught in most recorder methods. Your young performers will also be exposed to a variety of musical styles from swing,salsa and reggae to rock and roll, Latin and rap. Put together your own ensemble with the reproducible accompanying parts included for Orff and percussion instruments and piano.  An enhanced CD is included with hip recordings, with and without the recorder part, to accompany the simpler, age-appropriate recorder parts, plus PDFs of the printed recorder parts for overhead projection.

Ready, Set, Play: Recorder Rock by Timothy Adams

          Rev up your recorder lessons and repertoire with this collection of fifteen pieces for beginning and intermediate recorder students. Building on the “Ready, Set, Play” formula, Tim Adams will guide you and your students through his classroom-tested teaching process, beginning with engaging pre-teaching activities, progressing to score study, and finally moving to performance. Each piece features reproducible scores, performance and accompaniment tracks, and teaching suggestions.

Recorder Rumble by Jeanette Morgan

         Have you ever thought that there should be a more interesting way to assess your recorder players? Want to take away all of the stress and anxiety of playing solo? “Recorder Rumble” is the answer! This interactive resource includes six levels–complete with 24 four-beat examples in each–with two playing options: choose the collaborative game of chance that encourages students to work together to prepare the examples; or have them sight-read melodic patterns in the Lightning Round. Levels range from beginning pitches and rhythms to more advanced combinations, and printable practice guides are available. Simply let the software take the lead, and your students will have so much fun that they won’t even know that they’re being assessed! Multi-use and site licenses are available.

Mark Hayes’ “Requiem” 27 December, 2013

     Composer Mark Hayes’ vocal and instrumental writing is widely acclaimed and performed across the nation. He is well-known for his unique choral settings which draw from such diverse styles such as gospel, jazz, pop, folk, and classical to achieve a truly “American sound.”  His brand new Requiem, scored for two soloists, chorus and orchestra is a contemplative work using English translations combined with Latin text for a musically reflective experience.

Premiered at Lincoln Center with Hayes conducting in May 2013, this work includes seven movements of the Requiem Mass and, other than the dramatic “Dies Irae,” each movement features both Latin and English texts. Hayes has dedicated his new Requiem to his parents, both of whom passed away in the last few years.

Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and record producer. His personal catalog, totaling over 1000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. Among his many honors are the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music from Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies, and, numerous times, the Standard Award from ASCAP.

For more exciting new works for choir, please contact us.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Easy Country Guitar 26 December, 2013

Country Classics for Easy Guitar has one hundred classics that will keep a country music lover entertained for hours.  There are Hank Williams’ favorites “Cold, Cold Heart and “Jambalaya“, Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou“,  Kenny Rogers’ “Lucille” and “Through the Years” and Roy Rogers’  “Happy Trails“.   The songs are in the keys of C, G, D, A, and E, all guitar friendly keys.   There is tablature if you want to do more than strum the chords.  The binding lays flat, so you don’t have to fight with the book to keep it open.  For more information about this book of country guitar sheet music, or other guitar or country collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Happy Holidays! 25 December, 2013

Stanton’s bingSheet Music wishes you and your family a warm and happy holiday! We’re closed today for Christmas, but we’ll be back tomorrow to serve your sheet music needs.




Poetry in the Music Classroom 24 December, 2013

Poetry can be a great tool to teach your music students about rhythm, meter, and composition.  If you find the prospect of teaching poetry scary or intimidating, check out these new resources to turn you and your students on to this amazing art form!

Sound Poems-By Cristi Cary Miller

Enjoy more interactive listening and reading fun with Sound Poems! Give your students the opportunity to experience classic poetry, famous speeches and documents of history like never before! These 18 reproducible poems contain highlighted words that, when read, indicate special instrumental sounds and rhythmic motifs are to be played by your students. If you don’t have all the instruments suggested, substitute or consider body percussion. There are many choices to create your presentation. The teaching suggestions provide a framework for instruction, but can be manipulated to best fit your students abilities. The enclosed CD-ROM offers projectable and printable options. You can read the poem or select several of your students to read. And don t forget about the possibility of acting out these poems. It will only make the experience richer for your students as well as add a lot of enjoyment. Doesn’t this “sound” like fun? You bet!

Poetic License by Mari Schay

Helping your students to compose quality melodies and arrangements can be quite a challenge. But thanks to the ingenious approach outlined in “Poetic License,” your students will become thoughtful composers able to take pride in their compositions. The step-by-step, reproducible worksheets in this resource will guide your students to turn poems into songs. As your students work to compose pleasant and singable melodies, duets, and arrangements, they will also learn to count intervals, create chords, and explore expressive techniques. You won’t want to miss this unique resource, complete with eighteen reproducible compositional worksheets, organized by concept and difficulty.  Appropriate for grades 2-6.

Looking for more great resources for the music classroom?  Call Stanton’s at 1-800-426-8742 and ask to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members!

Happy New Year! 23 December, 2013

Should Auld  Acquaintance  Be Forgot…”  “for Auld Lang Syne” may be  loosely translated as  “for the sake of old times.”  Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, collected the words  and set them to  a Scottish folk tune in 1788.  Since then, the song has spread through the English-speaking world as the song sung for the New Year as the clock strikes midnight.  We can only imagine that Robert Burns never expected his song to be such a perennial favorite!  Stanton’s has the sheet music for this traditional New Year’s song, and lots of other holiday sheet music.  For more information about this or other holiday music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website,

A-Caroling We Go! 20 December, 2013

     It’s fun to sing carols in any setting.    “The Christmas Caroling Songbook” is perfect for singing around the block, a carol sing-along at church, for people at nursing homes,  or at your own Christmas party.  It contains fifty Christmas favorites in a handy 9″x6″ book.  Another  favorite caroling book is “Christmas in Song“, which is a multi-cultural treasury of 108 Christmas songs and carols.  Get ready for your holiday singing event and stock up on either of these carol books.  For more information about Christmas songbooks or sheets, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Music for Epiphany 19 December, 2013

The season of Epiphany begins on January the sixth, and typically ends on the second of February. The events included in Epiphany are the visit of the Magi, the presentation of the baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem, the baptism of Jesus, and the miracle at the wedding in Cana.

It isn’t very easy to find pieces to play during Epiphany.  Some pieces for piano can be found in “What Can I Play on Sunday? , Book 1: January and February Services” arranged by Cindy Berry. We usually have organ books in stock that contain music for Epiphany: “The Parish Organist Part Six“   from Concordia, and three collections from Morning Star:  “6 Hymn Settings for Epiphany” by Wilbur Held, “Three for Epiphany” by Paul Manz,  “Three Epiphany Preludes” by Robert Hobby, and “Carols Before, Carols After” compiled by Kris Kropff.  It’s not too early to choose your music for church; Christmas and Epiphany will be here before you know it!

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Computer Games for Beginning Musicians 18 December, 2013

Alfred Music Publishing has a great set of six computer games on one CD-ROM to teach beginning music theory to  youngsters.  For example, in “Name That Key”, the child identifies the piano key the ladybug is sitting on.  Other games involving note values and identification, music symbols, and intervals are included in “Music Games“.  Whether your child is “picking apples” or helping the frog cross the river safely,   he/she is learning new skills for a lifetime of music.  This CD-ROM is for ages seven and up and works for either Windows or MAC. For more information about this CD-ROM or other materials that teach music theory for children, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

New OMEA Concert Band Titles: Junior High Class C 17 December, 2013

As a service to band directors around Ohio, as well as our out-of-state friends who like to know what titles are on other states’ adjudication lists, Stanton’s band staff would like to share our final preview of the NEW titles on the OMEA concert band adjudication lists for 2014.  This last feature highlights new Junior High Class C pieces.  Keep following Stanton’s blog for other new concert band recommendations at all levels including the best new marches for young bands, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Anthem of an Era
Tyler S. Grant
FJH Developing Band
Grade 1.5                      $45.00

Hound of the Baskervilles
Mekel Rogers
FJH Developing Band
Grade 1.5                      $40.00

Song of Remembrance
Ryan Nowlin
Kjos Beginning Concert Band
Grade 1                                    $45.00

Vision Quest: A Rite of Passage
James Swearingen
Barnhouse Rising Band Green
Grade 1.5                      $46.00

It’s All About Patterns 16 December, 2013

Scales and chords and arpeggios, oh my!   How often have we heard someone lament that scales are “hard”?  Well, tedious, maybe, but scales don’t have to be “hard”.  Scales are all about patterns, and once the pattern is clear, building scales becomes much easier.   Chords are all about patterns, too.  Learn the patterns, and unlock the door.  Knowing scales well means that no matter what key you are in, you are not in unfamiliar territory.  Knowing the keys and scales intimately saves the player’s sanity.   That key signature change becomes a road sign, not a speed bump or barricade.  We speak our native language fluently, and when we know our scales and chords well, we speak music fluently.  For more information about The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences,  or other similiar products, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at  Shop Stanton‘s for all your sheet music needs.

Elementary Musicals for Spring 13 December, 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for spring performances!  Whether you’re looking for a meaningful message, familiar tunes, or a hilarious script, Stanton’s has something for every one.  Check out these new musicals that will motivate and excite both you and your students!

Big Beautiful Planet by Raffi, arr. Mark Brymer

It’s up to me, it’s up to you.  Help this planet earth to stay evergreen, everblue! These words from popular children’s songwriter, Raffi, celebrate our earth – our home, and the importance of working together to take care of it.  Share this message and make a difference in your school and community this year!  This 15-minute revue can be performed in the classroom or on stage. It  features five songs by Raffi, piano/vocal arrangements with simple movement suggestions, reproducible singer parts and short connecting narrations you can easily adapt for groups of varying sizes.  Suggested for grades 2-4.

Summer Camp by John Jacobson and Mac Huff

Welcome to Camp Runamok and the wackiest summer camp experience you could ever wish for!  This musical has everything you love and fear about the summer camp experience, from the morning routine to corny camp skits and the ultimate talent show.  Put away your technology and allow this nostalgic romp to take you on a journey of finding a place to belong, through the mighty highs and comic lows of Summer Camp! This 40-minute musical features seven original songs, with connecting script and the Teacher Edition is filled with quality performance material including piano/vocal song arrangements and choreography, script, helpful production guide and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song. For added value, the ready-to-use student books include songs and script, and will enhance the musical experience for your young aspiring actors/singers!

At the Bandstand! arr. Sally K Albrecht, Jay Althouse, Andy Beck, and Greg Gilpin

When Rockin’ Robin, host of the hit TV show “At the Bandstand!” announces an on-air dance-off to join the popular Bandstand Kids, Cindy and her gaggle of girlfriends jump at the chance!  But in order to succeed, Cindy will need to out-shine the spoiled daughter of the show’s corporate sponsor.  This easy-to-stage musical is an absolute blast, with familiar ’50s songs, clever characters, and hilarious punch lines to spare!

Swamped! by John Jacobson and John Higgins

The swamp is all a-buzz with party preparations galore!  Naturally, the turtles are running late and Bully the Frog is being a bully.  The frogs have learned a new dance they want to share.  The tadpoles are growing appendages (yikes!) and the dragonfly larvae need encouragement to spread their wings and fly.  Lessons of friendship, tolerance, courage to face the future, and more, abound!  This 25-minute musical party features five original songs and easy-to-learn rhyming dialog with over 40 speaking parts.  The enhanced Teacher Edition with Singer CD-ROM includes piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, helpful production guide with staging and costume suggestions, teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song, PLUS reproducible singer parts on the enclosed CD-ROM.

Prime Time Nursery Rhymes by Jill and Michael Gallina

Prime Time Nursery Rhymes gives an exciting new twist to four favorite nursery rhymes, and re-imagines them in song!  Crack up with Humpty Dumpty as Old King Cole recites the story of his terrible fall and laugh along with the dog as Little Miss Muffet describes how the cow jumped over the moon, all told in an easy rhyming script.  You’ll be tapping your shoes and dancing along with the Little Old Woman’s children as these witty and comical characters sing each other’s stories like you’ve never heard them before!  This budget-stretching Classroom Kit is perfect for use in Grades K-2.  It contains a reproducible unison collection and an Enhanced StudioTrax CD that includes accompaniment and performance tracks, poster, program, composers info, as well as costuming, staging, and performance suggestions.

Need more ideas or suggestions?  Call or email  Stanton’s Sheet Music and ask to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members!

Give a Gift of Music 12 December, 2013

Are you looking for Christmas gifts for musicians?  Stanton’s has something for every age group!  For music teachers who need some small gift for their students, there are music pencils for 40 cents each, refrigerator magnets for $1.50, bookmarks for $1.99, and much more.    For students searching for gifts for their teachers, there are music ties for $13.95, scarves for $14.95 and $17.95,   and beautiful Pashmina scarves for $21.95.  For that special someone, we have water globe music boxes for $45.00, or jewelry priced from about $2.00  and up.  Maybe you can find some sheet music or a music book or two that appeal to someone in your life.  If you aren’t sure about what to get, there are gift certificates available in any amount you choose.  Christmas is coming, and we at Stanton’s are stocking up to serve you!  Call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Sacred Clinic in ONE MONTH! 11 December, 2013

With Christmas around the corner it seems strange to think that it’s almost time to purchase music for Lent and Easter! Plan to attend Stanton’s Sacred Choral Clinic on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, and you’ll be fully prepared for the next “holiday season.”

We will be featuring the best new choral publications for Lent, Easter and beyond, as chosen by Stanton’s sacred choral staff. The clinic will be held in its usual place at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

Attending this clinic is a fantastic way for you to choose new church anthems for your choir by hearing the music read live. This January’s clinicians will be Stanton’s own Judy Henry and president emeritus Jim Strouse. Please feel free to contact Stanton’s at 1-800-42-MUSIC and speak with a choral staff member for the details of the event. We look forward to seeing you at 8:30 on January 11th for registration, coffee and doughnuts followed by a wonderful morning of singing.

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New OMEA Concert Band Titles: Junior High Class B 10 December, 2013

As a service to band directors around Ohio, as well as our out-of-state friends who like to know what titles are on other states’ adjudication lists, Stanton’s band staff would like to share another preview of the NEW titles on the OMEA concert band adjudication lists for 2014.  Our next feature of new titles for Junior High/Middle School highlights Junior High Class B.  Keep following Stanton’s blog for upcoming previews of new titles on the Junior High Class C list, other new concert band recommendations at all levels including the best new marches for young bands, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Sean O’Loughlin
Carl Fischer Young Performance Series
Grade 2                                    $60.00

Hercules vs. the Hydra
Scott Watson
Alfred Challenger Series
Grade 2                                    $52.00

Night Ride of the Cossacks
Gene Milford
Daehn Publications
Grade 2.5                      $60.00

Terminal Velocity
Michael Oare
Hal Leonard MusicWorks
Grade 2                                    $50.00

Three Welsh Songs
Todd Stalter
Alfred Challenger Series
Grade 1.5                      $48.00

“The Sing-Off” is Back! 09 December, 2013

sing_offAmerica’s favorite a cappella show is back! Just in time for the holidays, “The Sing-Off” returns as the country’s top a cappella groups head to Hollywood for the singing competition with a sound all its own. Four-time Grammy Award nominee Jewel is joining “The Sing-Off” as a new judge, along with Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds, with host Nick Lachey also set to come back.

Each group will perform show-stopping numbers like you’ve never seen or heard before, with no lip-syncing, backup bands or safety net. They’ll be covering all your favorites from today’s top pop chart, to R&B, rock, country and more. It’s “hit the right notes or go home” in this competition, as the celebrity judges critique the performers and eliminate one group each week. The last group standing will be awarded a cash prize and an Epic Records/Sony Music recording contract. Now that’s something to sing about! (source:

Recreate “The Sing-Off” magic with your ensemble with one of these exciting choral arrangements by a cappella mastermind Deke Sharon:
All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
I’ve Got the Music in Me by Kiki Dee
Mr. Blue Sky by the Electric Light Orchestra
Under Pressure by David Bowie
Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
With a Little Help from My Friends by Joe Cocker

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Have Yourself a Merry, Folky Christmas! 06 December, 2013

Most of us are used to piano and organ music for Christmas, but did you know there is Christmas sheet music for folk instruments? From accordion to ukulele, we have collections of Christmas songbooks and instrumental solo books.  Most predominantly feature carols, but two collections have both carols and some Celtic Christmas tunes:  “A Celtic Tinwhistle Christmas” and “A Scottish Christmas for Hammered Dulcimer“.  “Christmas Favorites for Harmonica” includes some carols and at least twelve pop Christmas songs. “Christmas Songs“, for the recorder, includes mostly pop songs.  Whether you are looking for Christmas music for guitar, harp, fiddle mandolin, or another folk instrument, give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC to see what we have for you.  You can also email us at or browse our website at  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

“Be a Host with the Most” 05 December, 2013

Congratulations! You’ve just accepted the worthy challenge of planning a music festival…so what happens now? If you’re like many festival organizers, you may worry about lacking the time, energy, or experience to pull off a successful event. Relax! Be a Host with the Most is an easy-to-use guide that will help you to get and stay organized by outlining the major elements required in a clear and concise format. Master conductor Eph Ehly offers practical and insightful advice based on his more than fifty years of experience and participation in over 600 music festivals. Also included are reproducible checklists to keep track of the details before, during, and after the festival.

For more information on planning a choral festival, check out our previous blog on how Stanton’s Sheet Music can assist you in providing music for your attendees, or contact us for more information.

Technology in the Music Classroom 04 December, 2013

Technology is a huge part of today’s education landscape.  Even as other parts of the budget are cut, technology coordinators are often eager and able to help teachers purchase software that provides tools for data-driven assessment, facilitates student-led learning and provides materials that can be used again and again.  Stanton’s loves these new resources for using your computer and interactive white board to enhance music learning.  Talk to your district’s technology coordinator today about purchasing some of these amazing products!

Interactive Music Tools by Cristi Cary Miller

Demonstrate and assess with projectable sight and sound keyboard visuals!  Discover dozens of ways to use these handy interactive graphics in your classroom, all set in a user-friendly PDF format that uses Adobe Reader 9.0 or higher.  Six visuals are presented on the CD-ROM in the Keys of C, F, G diatonic and pentatonic.  Play different patterns of sound as others watch and listen.  Show steps and skips, high and low, ascending and descending patterns, and much more.  Demonstrate a simple ostinato accompaniment so everyone can see and hear the pattern before transferring it to a pitched classroom instrument.  Invite students to compose a pentatonic accompaniment on the spot!  Also included are helpful suggestions by master music educator Cristi Cary Miller on more ways to use these projectable sound graphics to reinforce music theory, ear training and assessment.  You’ll want to keep these great visual learning tools at your fingertips.  Minimize 1 or more of the keyboard graphics on your whiteboard or computer desktop for instant access throughout the day.  Great for all your visual learners!  Appropriate for grades K-6.

Luigi’s Listening Lab by Christi Cary Miller and John Jacobson

Come on, all you listening ears out there!  Join Maestro Luigi and his trusted baton for a multimedia study of some of the great masterworks by Franz Josef Haydn, Camille Saint-Saens, Henry Mancini, George Gershwin, John Williams and more!  Luigi’s Baton will entertain with recorded fun facts about the composers and their writings, and students will become actively engaged with full-color maps while listening to quality orchestral recordings.  A Digital Student Edition comes with the Teacher Edition, so you can project or print from your computer!  This enclosed student CD-ROM features projectable full-color listening maps with embedded audio recordings and Luigi’s story tracks, so you can listen and watch with a single click – all set in a user-friendly PDF format that uses Adobe Reader 9.0 or higher.  There are also printable black/white stories and maps.  The Teacher Edition offers easy-to-present lesson plans linked to the National Standards for all the material. Make sure to put this incredible interactive resource on your must have list!

Mi in the Middle by Phyllis Thomas

Designed specifically for developing choirs, this collection of eight interactive units will introduce your singers to the tonic triad and require them to use their knowledge in a variety of sight-singing and aural-identification activities.  Activities include note names, solfège, and pitch numbers so that you can tailor them to your preferred system, and lessons are designed for whole-class and student-led instruction.  Additional customizable files and printable resources provide even more learning opportunities for you and your students.  Multi-use and site licenses are available.  For grades 5-8.

Music Madness! by Artie Almeida

In her tradition of “heavy academics, delivered joyfully,” Artie is more excited than ever to bring you this collection of interactive games for use with interactive whiteboards as well as any computer capable of running Adobe Flash. Your students will love the incredible graphics, engaging animation, and fast-paced competition, while clearly stated learning goals, leveled play, and individual and team options will provide you with countless ways to use this software in your music classroom. Multi-use and site licenses are available.

For more information on these and other great technology products, contact us at Stanton’s Sheet Music today!

New OMEA Concert Band Titles: Junior High Class A 03 December, 2013

As a service to band directors around Ohio, as well as our out-of-state friends who like to know what titles are on other states’ adjudication lists, Stanton’s band staff would like to share another preview of the NEW titles on the OMEA concert band adjudication lists for 2014.  This is the first feature of new titles for Junior High/Middle School focusing on Junior High Class A.  Keep following Stanton’s blog for upcoming previews of new titles on the Junior High Class B & C lists, other new concert band recommendations at all levels including the best new marches for young bands, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

At Sunrise
Rob Romeyn
Barnhouse Concert Band
Grade 3                                    $68.00

Chinese Folk Fantasy
Arr. James Curnow
Hal Leonard MusicWorks
Grade 2                                    $50.00

Circle in a Square
Ed Kiefer
Carl Fischer Concert Performance Series
Grade 3                                    $80.00

Northland Pines
Michael Sweeney
Hal Leonard MusicWorks
Grade 2.5                      $55.00

Rondo Picoso
Clifton Jameson Jones
Alfred Young Symphonic Band
Grade 3                                    $62.00

New! Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos Play-Along 02 December, 2013

Pick up your instrument and add more joy to your Christmas season, or keep your students playing through December with the recently released Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos collection from Alfred Publishing.

Perfect for developing and intermediate level players, this collection features 35 well-known Christmas carols and songs with an enhanced mp3 CD.  The CD includes both demonstration tracks with the melody and play-along tracks with the fully orchestrated accompaniments, as well as PDF files of the piano accompaniment parts.  The mix of sacred Christmas carols, secular Christmas songs, folk carols, and a few medley arrangements, along with a targeted difficulty of grades 2-3, ensures that there is something for everyone!

Books are available for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone, Violin, Viola, and Cello.  Please note that the wind and string books are not compatible with each other due to key and range considerations.  Check out the contents below, and order your copy from Stanton’s Sheet Music!

Angels Medley:
Angels from the Realms of Glory
-Angels We Have Heard on High
Believe (from The Polar Express)
Blue Christmas
Carol Medley:
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
-O Come All Ye Faithful
-The First Noel
Celebration Medley:
Hallelujah Chorus
-Joy to the World
Do They Know It’s Christmas (Feed the World)
Feliz Navidad
Folk Carol Suite:
Noel Nouvelet
-Masters In This Hall
-Coventry Carol
-Echo Carol
Frosty the Snowman
Gesu Bambino
Grown-Up Christmas List
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
The Little Drummer Boy
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Manger Medley:
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
-Away in a Manger
-Silent Night
Mary Did You Know?
O Christmas Tree
O Holy Night
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
Sleigh Ride
Themes from The Nutcracker Suite:
-Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
-Russian Dance (Trepak)
-Waltz of the Flower
Ukrainian Carol
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch