News & Views Saturday, August 02, 2014

River Flows in You and Other Eloquent Songs for Solo Piano 30 May, 2014

river flows in youThis collection of twenty-four timeless solos includes “Ballade Pour Adeline”  through   “River Flows in You”. The pieces are intermediate to advanced level.  This fun collection brings together pieces that have not been in the same collection before.  “Somewhere in Time”,  “Cristofori’s Dream”  and  “Cinema Paradiso” are all in this book of sheet music for piano. You can play for your own enjoyment, or informally entertain friends.  For more information, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Call  Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Let It Go, Happy and More Hot Singles 29 May, 2014

Hot fun in the summertime!     This collection of simplified arrangements of recent pop hits is great to keep up kids’ interests in the coming summer.  “Let It Go”  and “Happy”  are only two of the five songs in the book.  This will keep youngsters engaged and motivated  for weeks.  Check it out!  For more sheet music collections for beginning pianists, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.   Contact Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Plan to Attend Stanton’s Sacred Choral Reading Session! 28 May, 2014

Sacred Clinic logoStanton’s is pleased to welcome Larry Shackley as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session!

Larry is a full-time composer and music editor from Columbia, SC. From 1995-2007, he taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Prior to that, he worked for several years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, creating original music and Shackley, Larryproducing radio programs for the Moody Broadcasting Network. He also served as staff keyboardist for ten years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Larry’s published music includes over 200 choral pieces, seven cantatas, and 400 keyboard arrangements, as well as vocal and instrumental collections and numerous orchestrations. He has received writing awards from ASCAP every year since 1998, and has fulfilled commissions from schools, churches, and community choirs across America.

Your registration includes a packet of over 35 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 9th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/9/2014, 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 Larry Shackley
Saturday 8/9/2014, 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

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30 Top Christian Songs of the Decade 27 May, 2014

Wow The 2000′s”  is the newest “Wow” book from Word.  This long-awaited book has 30 of the best songs from the late 1990′s to the early 2000′s.   There are songs from Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and more.  This is a great collection of Christian songs and a good resource for praise bands or summer soloists.  The songs are written in medium keys to make it easier for more people to sing them.  For more information about this sacred sheet music book or others, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.  Call Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

 

 

 

Happy Memorial Day! 26 May, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!  Stanton’s Sheet Music is closed today in observance of Memorial Day.  We will be back tomorrow to answer your calls at 1-800-42-MUSIC or you can shop our website anytime at www.stantons.com.

 

Best of Count Basie 23 May, 2014

00109306Best of Count Basie” is a collection of twenty-two hits played by Count Basie and his band.    It includes his theme songs “One O’Clock Jump” and “April in Paris“.  Count Basie was active as a musician and band leader for sixty years, recording with many famous singers such as Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughn.  He kept the big band sound alive into the early 1980′s.  This collection includes the best known titles of the standard big band literature, arranged for vocal solo with piano.  Some pieces are piano solo, like “Topsy” and “Jive at Five“.  For more about this collection or other big band collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us a keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Need To Organize Your Music Library? 22 May, 2014

disorganizedIs your music library a mess? Are your arrangements getting tattered, torn, dog-eared, etc.? Let Stanton’s Sheet Music help you get your music library organized with File Finder music file boxes and Musi-Dex Filing System filing envelopes.

 

       
Concert Size                9 1/2″ x 12 5/8”
Available in 5/8” (#60-1), 1” (#60-2), and 1 1/2″ (#60-3) depths.

Marching Band            5 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
Available in 1” (#40-2) and 1 1/2″ (#40-3) depths.

Octavo Size                 8 1/2″ x 11″
Available in 1″ (#80-1), 2″ (#80-2), and 3″ (80-3) depths.

 

 

Musi-Dex Filing System Envelopes                .35 each
Concert Size (F11)       11” x 14 1/2″               03770989
Marching Band (F9)     6 1/2” x 9”                    03771063
Octavo Size (F12)        9″ x 12 1/4″                 03770990

Great Songs of the Movies 21 May, 2014

Once again, Milt Okun, founder of Cherry Lane Music Co., has compiled a collection of winning songs, this time from the movies.  From Cahn and Styne’s “Three Coins in the Fountain” from the movie of the same name, to “Listen” from Dreamgirls,  fifty-seven of the best songs from the movies  are presented in this collection of sheet music. Award winning film composer Bernard Hermann once said, “The film shows you what is going on, but the music tells you what to feel.”  (From the introduction to “Great Songs from the Movies”.)  For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Strive for Excellence with Your Choir! 20 May, 2014

excellence logoStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 21st annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic on Saturday August 23, 2014! 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. Register online NOW!

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Band Directors Teaching Choir: Sight-Singing 19 May, 2014

Here at Stanton’s12VBF_ConspirareHandel, we’re aware of the rising number of music teachers working outside of their specialty.  Cutbacks have forced many instrumental specialists to begin teaching choir-but never fear!  In this series, we will try to give some advice on where to start, as well as recommending some “tried and true” products that will help you become a great choral educator!

Many teachers new to choral education are surprised to discover the lack of a method book for choir like those in the band and orchestra world.  While some of these texts do exist, most choral directors prefer to use a sight-singing method as a basis for teaching music literacy and basic skills.  Whether your students have previous training in Orff, Kodaly, another method, or no training at all, these sight-singing texts are adaptable to a variety of situations:

Sing On Sight-By Audrey Snyder-Available in 3 part mixed (for girls and changing-voice boys,) or 2 part treble (for unchanged voices,) Volume One, Volume Two and accompaniment CD’sGreat for the educator teaching sight-singing for the first time!

Essential Sight-Singing-By Emily Crocker and John Leavitt-Available for Treble Voices, Bass Voices or Mixed Voices; Volume One, Volume Two and Accompaniment CD’s.

 

Kinesthetic (as well as visual and aural) learners will benefit from the Kodaly-Curwen hand signs  while sight-singing.  Having students show these hand signs while they or others are singing is a great way to instantly assess student progress or have one part practice while another part sings.  Try these posters for learning these simple but effective signs:

Kodaly Hand Signs-(Set of 8 Posters)-Hal Leonard#09970613-$7.99

Don’t be shy about asking for help, especially if you are new to the choral world.  As always, the experienced choral directors at Stanton’s are thrilled to help you select materials, make recommendations or give advice.    Contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, extension 1 or visit our store.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Previous posts in this series: Warm-Ups and Rounds

Katy Perry-Prism 16 May, 2014

The sound recording of Katy Perry’s “Prism” album was released October 18,2013, and the print versions were released in early March of 2014.  One collection is for P/V/G (piano, vocal,  guitar, catalog #00124163) and the other is for easy  piano. (catalog #00124409). Prism has become Perry’s fastest selling album, and peaked at number one in several countries.  The single from the Prism album, “Roar“,  (catalog #00123274) has been a best seller as well.  The Prismatic World Tour begins in May of 2014.  Play your favorites on your own “living room tour”!  For more information about this music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Attention: Elementary Music Teachers! 15 May, 2014

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic
Wednesday 7/30/2014, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Columbia Heights UMCsharon and freddie
REGISTRATION: $20.00
Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Sharon Burch as our clinician for the 32nd edition of our Elementary General Music Clinic. This is one of Stanton’s longest running and most successful clinics, showcasing the best new teacher resources, song collections, games, musicals and more! We are sure that you will find materials that will keep you and your students interested throughout the year. Get your school year started on the right foot!

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It is NOT a “Flamingo Guitar”! 14 May, 2014

Flamenco is a style of Spanish dance.  Flamenco is also  the style of music played for the dancers to dance to.  This collection, “Essential Flamenco Guitar” by Juan Martin, includes two DVD’s, and 134 pages of flamenco pieces that are written in both standard notation and tablature. You can watch the flamenco group playing, singing, and dancing and get an idea of how the ensemble functions together.  For an enjoyable exploration of the flamenco style, this book and the DVD’s included are a great introduction!  For more information about this collection or other guitar literature, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Yiruma-The Best-Reminiscent-10th Anniversary 13 May, 2014

Yiruma is a pianist and composer from South Korea.  This collection of sheet music for piano honors his tenth anniversary.  There are pieces from 2001, “Wait There“, several from 2008, including “Loanna“(which was written for his niece),  and several from 2011, including “River Flows in You“.  Yiruma has also composed music for films and plays.  His style is most often classified as “New Age” or “World Music”. He performs in Asia, North America and Europe to sold-out concerts.  This is the first Yiruma collection we have seen in print!  For more information about this sheet music call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com.   Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Have You Ordered Your Copy of Fanfare and Processional Yet? 12 May, 2014

Is your set missing too many parts to be usable, or are your students having trouble with the hard-to-read photocopies of photocopies that have long since replaced your originals? Each year Stanton’s stocks multiples of James D. Ployhar’s graduation standard Fanfare and Processional/Fanfare and Recessional knowing that band directors around the country will be replacing their worn out, half lost arrangements. Is this the year to replace your copy? Order your new set today!


Fanfare and Processional/Fanfare and Recessional
Edward Elgar/arr. James D. Ployhar
Grade 3                        $65.00
THE standard for over 40 years! Featuring Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, as well as original fanfares and a recessional by James D. Ployhar, this arrangement is a staple of high school band libraries across the country.


Looking for an alternative?

Academic Processional & Recessional
arr. Robert W. Smith & Ed Huckeby
Grade 3                        $72.00
At last, a fresh and welcome new treatment of the ceremonial “must-haves” – Pomp and Circumstance and Sine Nomine – for the Grade 3 level! Skillfully scored for success even with limited instrumentation, they nevertheless sound full and solid, with some inspired creative touches.

Salute Our Armed Services This Memorial Day 09 May, 2014

buglar-tapsMemorial Day is just around the corner, and the band staff at Stanton’s Sheet Music is honored to help you pay tribute to our service men and women. Alfred’s Service Songs Set 1 and Set 2 are perfect for recognizing 4 of the 5 branches of our armed forces*. If you haven’t already added a copy to your library, Patriotic Parade Sequence from Hal Leonard is perfect for any patriotic parade or civic event. It features 3 familiar patriotic standards separated by drum cadences allowing you to program them individually or rotate them throughout a parade route. Lastly, Mike Story’s A Star-Spangled March adds a bit of patriotic show and flair by arranging the Star-Spangled Banner into a cut-time march.

For other all-American marching band titles, visit the Parade/Marches link on our marching band page, or browse the Patriotic Show Ideas category under the Show Planning area.

Patriotic Parade Sequence
arr. Paul Lavender/Will Rapp
Grade 2                        $45.00
Includes three patriotic favorites (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee; America, the Beautiful; Battle Hymn of the Republic) with easy drum cadences in between.

Service Songs Set 1
arr. Jerry Burns
Grade 2                        $40.00
Includes Anchors Aweigh (Navy) and The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Army).


Service Songs Set 2
arr. Jerry Burns
Grade 2                        $45.00
Includes the Marine’s Hymn and U.S. Air Force Song.


A Star-Spangled March
arr. Mike Story
Grade 2                        $45.00
Perfect for any patriotic parade, Mike Story has taken the “Star-Spangled Banner” and arranged it in a cut-time march style.

 

*We love the U.S. Coast Guard, unfortunately there are no marching band arrangements of Semper Paratus available at this time.

Band Directors Teaching Choir: Warm-Ups and Rounds 08 May, 2014

Here at Stanton’s12VBF_ConspirareHandel, we’re aware of the rising number of music teachers working outside of their specialty.  Cutbacks have forced many instrumental specialists to begin teaching choir-but never fear!  In this series, we will try to give some advice on where to start, as well as recommending some “tried and true” products that will help you become a great choral educator!

Warm-Ups-Much like instrumental warm-ups, choral warm-ups are essential for both mental and physical preparedness.  You don’t have to be an accomplished pianist to warm-up your choirs!  After teaching the warm-up in a comfortable key, you can give the only the first pitch in each successive key.  At a loss for what warm-ups to do?  Every choral director should have at least one of these standard collections on their piano:

The Complete Choral Warm-Up Book-Russell Robinson & Jay Althouse; Alfred Publishing #11653 $23.99

The Choral Warm-Up Collection-Edited by Sally K. Albrecht; Alfred Publishing #21676  $24.99

Rounds-They’re not just for elementary school!  Choirs of all levels can benefit from working on rounds.  In addition to being one of the simplest forms of part singing, rounds are great for working on balance, blend, facial expression, diction and much more.   Students will  be thrilled with the full, lush sound that is produced when a round really comes together.  Make one or more rounds from these collections part of your daily classroom routine:

150 Rounds for Singing & Teaching by E. Bolkovac and J. Johnson; Boosey & Hawkes #48007805 $18.99

Round the World by Cheryl Lavender; Hal Leonard #09971739 $19.99

Don’t be shy about asking for help, especially if you are new to the choral world.  As always, the experienced choral directors at Stanton’s are thrilled to help you select materials, make recommendations or give advice.    Contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, extension 1 or visit our store.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

Stanton’s Super Session 2014 – Register NOW! 07 May, 2014

ss logoDo you need to put a little “spark” in your choral program? Is there just too much new music out there for you to review? Join us for a fun, enriching day of music education with Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin, and Stanton’s own Jen Sper featuring music from Alfred Publications, Shawnee Press and many other choral publishers.

Stanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/2/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
at Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth St, 43215
REGISTRATION: $55.00 (includes lunch)

Nowhere else will you find such a variety of new choral selections and teaching resources to inspire and motivate you and your students as you begin the school year.

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Dream Theater 06 May, 2014

Dream Theater’s twelfth album, self titled “Dream Theater” is now out in Recorded Version Guitar from Hal Leonard.  The album, released in September of 2013, was written during the tour for “A Dramatic Turn of Events.”  Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty says that Dream Theater has crafted a record that is” front-to-back great.”  This book of sheet music for Dream Theater will help you learn to play your favorite pieces from the album! For more information about this book of guitar music or music for other bands, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Preview the 2014 Marching Band Titles at Stantons.com! 05 May, 2014

Stanton’s Sheet Music is your source for all of the New 2014 Marching Band titles! Click on each publisher below to hear and preview their complete list of new titles, and visit our marching band page for great show planning ideas for the upcoming marching season. While you’re there, be sure to check out our new Marching Band Resources and Music Library Organization categories.

We look forward to helping you get the 2014 marching band season started on the right foot!


alfredMBAlfred Publishing 2014

Including:
Best Song Ever – One Direction
Carry On – fun.
Man of Steel Complete Show
Timber – Pitbull & Kesha
Treasure – Bruno Mars

 


arrangersMBArrangers’ Publishing 2014

Including:
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark – Fall Out Boy
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
Pompeii – Bastille


halleonardMBHal Leonard 2014

Including:
Applause – Lady Gaga
Happy – Pharrell
Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
Roar – Katy Perry
Treasure – Bruno Mars

jalenMBJalen/Matrix Publishing 2014

Including:
Attitude Dance – Tower of Power
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Poison – Bel Biv DeVoe
Welcome To the Jungle  – Guns ‘n Roses

Register TODAY – Hal Leonard Reading Sessions 2014 02 May, 2014

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2014 “John Jacobson Workshop” on July 31st and “Joy of Singing” on August 1st – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!  Find out more about John Jacobson and his amazing educational materials here.

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 7/31/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/1/2014, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

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AM-Arctic Monkeys 01 May, 2014

Arctic Monkey’s fifth studio album is in print!  All twelve songs from “AM” are included in this book of sheet music  for  guitar.  This collection is “Recorded Versions Guitar“, which means these are authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature.  Parts have been written out for guitars one and two.  If a certain song has more than two guitar parts, those are written out as well.  This English indie rock band has been a very popular group since the band began performing in 2003 and began giving out demo recordings for free. (Which they only did for a limited time.) If you are trying to figure these songs out, you can stop guessing!  For more information about this songbook for guitar(s), call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!