News & Views Friday, February 24, 2017

Category: Organ Music

With Love That Has No Ending 16 February, 2017

recommended by Caryn G. & Judy S., Sacred Keyboard Music Specialists

With Love That Has No Ending is a wonderful new collection of sheet music for organ. Compiled by Douglas E. Wagner, this collection has selections for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Day. The full spectrum of emotion that plays out during the Lent through Easter seasons, from deepest sorrow to unbridled joy, is further amplified by the musical offerings that are brought to the worship experience. This collection presents a diverse gathering of hymn tune settings and arrangements of classic works appropriate for these holy seasons of the church year. May each of these titles draw us closer to Calvary, in communion with the Love that has no ending.

For more information about this organ music collection or other options for Easter music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website , stantons.com!


African-American Organ Music 02 February, 2017

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

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We are excited to recommend the seven volumes of African American Organ Music Anthologies from MorningStar Publishing. Each volume includes five selections that span mid to late 20th century, and each piece was written by a prominent black composer. Adolphus Hailstork, Ulysses Kay, Mark Fax, and many more have selections in these volumes, and several represented composers were recipients of prestigious composition awards. These compositions range from hymn tunes and sprituals to original compositions, and are delightful options for your recital or church service!

 

This series presents the perfect opportunity to expand your repertoire! For more information and other recommendations, contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


Organ Music for Lent 13 January, 2017

ash-wednesdayrecommended by Barb M, keyboard and folk music specialist

The word “lent,” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, meaning “spring,” and lenctentid, meaning “springtime” and “March.” True to its name’s origin, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1 this year. This time of fasting, reflection, and preparation for the coming of Easter is musically marked with selections that reflect the solemnity of the season.

For organists looking for music appropriate for the five Sundays in Lent, we are eager to recommend two collections:

msm10-300Improvisations for the Lenten Season, Set 1 – Paul Manz

Ohio-born composer Paul Manz created this collection of six pieces; four of these are settings of “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” and two are settings of “ O Sacred Head, Now Wounded.”

augs-0800658973Lent – Augsburg Organ Library

This collection includes 33 selections by a wide variety of composers, including: Franklin D. Ashdown, Robert Below, James Biery, Marilyn Biery, J. Berr Carlson, G. Winston Cassler, David Cherwien, Pamela Decker, Emma Lou Diemer, Max Drischner, J. Wayne Kerr, Anton Wilhelm Leupold, Paul Manz, Gerald Near, Karl Osterland, Flor Peeters, R. Vaughan Williams, and Wayne L. Wold.

For more information about these collections, or other organ music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at www.organmusiconly.com or www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

 


African-American Organ Music 23 December, 2016

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

african-american-organ-anthologies

We are excited to recommend the seven volumes of African American Organ Music Anthologies from MorningStar Publishing. Each volume includes five selections that span mid to late 20th century, and each piece was written by a prominent black composer. Adolphus Hailstork, Ulysses Kay, Mark Fax, and many more have selections in these volumes, and several represented composers were recipients of prestigious composition awards. These compositions range from hymn tunes and sprituals to original compositions, and are delightful options for your recital or church service!

 

This series presents the perfect opportunity to expand your repertoire! For more information and other recommendations, contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:

Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


Organ Music for Epiphany 14 December, 2016

While we get four Sundays for Advent, we only get one Sunday for Epiphany. What shall we play?  10-207

Music with Minimal Pedal: Advent and Epiphany is one collection that offers pieces for both Advent and Epiphany. The three Epiphany pieces are “Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning,” “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright,” both arranged by Michael Burkhardt, and “We Three Kings” arranged by Kristina Langlois.

Festive Hymn Settings, arranged by Michael Burkhardt, includes selections for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. The Epiphany hymns are “As With Gladness Men of Old,” and “The First Nowell.” This collection features reproducible congregation pages for the congregation to sing 10-178along with some hymns.

Have a look at these two collections – many organists like Michael Burkhardt’s work, and Kristina Langlois is becoming well-known as an arranger. For more information about these collections or other organ sheet music collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, stantons.com!


Advent for Organ 04 November, 2016

This year, Advent begins on November 27th 2016. Be ready for the first joyous Sunday of the Christmas holiday with beautiful organ music for your church’s services!

Four Organ Pieces for Advent and Christmas arranged by Charles Callahan contains 2 postludes and 2 preludes. The tunes include WACHET AUF, IN DULCI JUBILO, CRANHAM, and three more.

From Robert Lau is O Come, Emmanuel, six well known Advent melodies for the season, including “The Angel Gabriel” and “Prepare the Way, O Zion.”

Four Advent Hymn Preludes, Set 2 arranged by Wilbur Held includes “Creator of the Stars of Night” and “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus.”

Carols Before, Carols After compiled by Kris Kropff has eight pieces for Advent, including “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.”

There are more collections for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany on our website, stantons.com. Or visit our organ website, organmusiconly.com. Many of the organ selections have sound files so you can hear examples of different titles. Email us at keyboard@stantons.com to inquire further – we have a large selection of sheet music available for the season!


Augsburg Organ Library 28 October, 2016

augsburg organ LibraryDuring the twentieth century, the organ experienced a resurgence of interest. Music from the 16th and 17th centuries was rediscovered, modern composers began to arrange favorite hymn tunes with newer harmonic structures and rhythmic possibilities, and new music was composed that has a contemporary feel. Organ settings were written by contemporary composers and arrangers for new hymns and some contemporary worship songs.

The Augsburg Organ Library is a collection of organ books organized for the church year.  There is a book for Lent, a book for augsburg organ library2Easter, etc. Visit OrganMusicOnly.com and search “Augsburg Organ Library.” You will be able to see all the books available and their contents.

For more information about this music or other organ music, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Organ Music for Thanksgiving 26 October, 2016

Looking for organ music for your Thanksgiving services? Let Stanton’s help!

9781451424188bThankfulness and Praise is a collection of ten organ settings by Lynn Petersen. It includes “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” “For the Bread Which You Have Broken,” and eight more. These are medium difficulty with some some pedal work.

Another good source of material is the Augsburg Organ Library’s November collection. This volume of intermediate to advanced pieces  includes over thirty selections, including “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “For All the Saints.” Either (or both) of these collections can be a wonderful source of material for the Fall season and the month of November. More collections of this type can be found on our website under “organ”, then “Thanksgiving”.

Find more collections of this type on our website, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Why Does Copyright Law Matter? 01 June, 2016

copyrightrespectfully offered by Dan C., Orchestra Music Specialist

If you are reading this, you are probably a musician or associate with musicians. When you are a musician or hang with musicians, you begin to think that everyone is probably involved in music in one way or another. But, we musicians are really a fairly finite group of people.

It has been speculated that if you were to gather all people in the United States who make their living in the music industry (whether creating it, performing it, recording it, writing it, teaching it, publishing it, selling it, making and repairing instruments that play it etc), you would end up with about the same amount of people as are employed by the Kellogg’s Company – you know, the cereal and snack food folks. Yeah – a pretty finite group!

It seems unlikely that anyone involved in this tight-knit music community would intentionally keep their fellow musicians from trying to make a living. And yet, that’s what you do when you copy sheet music without permission. Sheet music is property – like a trumpet, violin or a microphone – but it’s intellectual property, which can be a bit nebulous. Basically, only the Copyright Holder has the “right” to “copy” their work. When you copy music without permission from the copyright holder, you are actually stealing it.

When you copy music without a second thought, that means the music is not being sold. Consequently, the music retailer and all their employees lose income, the music publisher and all their employees lose income, and, perhaps most tragically, the composer loses income. Your fellow musicians are being deprived of their ability to make a living.

So not only are you breaking the law by copying music, you are keeping your brothers and sisters in this finite musical community from doing what they love to do: be a musician. If they can’t make a living at it, they may have to leave and do something else. And the musical world becomes an even smaller place.

So don’t copy music without permission – it’s not only illegal, it’s immoral. Let’s make sure the livelihood of our music community is secure so we can all continue to make music – that thing we love to do!

For more information on what you can and cannot do when it comes to copyright, check out these books on the subject:
Copyright Basics by Joel Leach
The Teacher’s Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law by James Frankel
Music Copyright Law by Moser & Slay
Music Publishing: The Complete Guide by Steve Winogradsky

About the Author:
Dan C. has worked at Stanton’s since 1979, primarily with orchestra music and print promotions. A “working” musician, he’s a classical cellist, a rock & jazz bassist and a folk & country guitarist/singer. His free time is spent with family or reading, gardening, cycling and working puzzles. His series of musical puzzles (RP3 Rebus Puzzle Picture People) can be found on the Stanton’s Facebook page each Sunday. He also has a reputation as a pretty good joke teller. Seriously.


Stanton’s E-Tools: Digital Delivery 08 April, 2016

digital deliveryThe amazing staff at Stanton’s knows how valuable your time is. That’s why we try to provide you with as many tools as we can to make choosing music easier, faster and more enjoyable! In this series of blog posts, we will be profiling our E-tools. Whether you are a local customer here in Columbus, OH or one of our many friends around the world, we hope you will find a way to use our E-tools!

It’s happened to all of us: You have a rehearsal or a performance coming up in a few days (or a few hours!) and you’ve lost your music; it’s they day before a competition, and your judges’ copies are nowhere to be found; you desperately need something new and fresh for your church choir to start on tonight. In many cases, Stanton’s Digital Delivery can come to your rescue!

Using the Digital Delivery website, you can purchase thousands of titles and print them at home on your home computer within minutes. In addition, many popular sheets (including pop, Broadway, country, etc) can be transposed to the key of your choosing, so you’ll always be able to have piece in a comfortable range for you. Lead lines can also be transposed for instruments such as trumpet, clarinet, saxophone and French horn. Many titles are available in convenient PDF format, so they’re ready to use right on your tablet!

You can access our Digital Delivery site directly by clicking here, where you can browse options for bands, orchestradigital delivery printers, choirs, and solos for many different instruments. You can also use the regular Stanton’s website, where titles available for Digital Delivery have a printer icon next to their descriptions. Clicking on that icon will take you directly to that item’s page on the Digital Delivery website, where you can purchase and print.

For questions about how to use the Stanton’s Digital Delivery Site, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC or visit us online or in person!

Click here for more in the Stanton’s E-Tools series!


Easter Music for Piano or Organ 29 February, 2016

recommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Keyboard Specialists

Easter morning is only a few weeks away! Have you decided what to play yet? We have chosen one each of piano and organ collections to present to church organists and pianists. Both collections are new this year.

Hail Him as Thy Matchless King!” is a collection of ten advanced piano solos. There are hymn arrangements for Palm Sunday through Eastertide. Five different arrangers have arranged these pieces, Mary McDonald and Lloyd Larson among them.

This year’s organ solo offering from Lorenz Music is “With Love That Has No Ending.” There are organ arrangements for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Douglas Wagner has compiled this collection, with arrangers including Lani Smith and Robert Lau.

For more information about these collections, or other Easter collections, 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!


Organ Music for Easter 27 January, 2016

GetImage.ashxrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Keyboard Specialists

It’s time to pick the Easter music, already! Two organ solo books to check out are “All Glory, Laud and Honor,” compiled by Michael  Shea, and the Augsburg Organ Library’s “Lent.”

“All Glory, Laud and Honor” includes fifteen organ solos for Palm Sunday through Eastertide. The music is written on three staffs, and the pedal part is somewhat busy. Just this one collection could carry an organist through the Easter season!

Augsburg Organ Library’s “Lent” includes forty-two 0800658973arrangements of hymns suitable for Lent, arranged by some of today’s best arrangers. This is a wealth of material for Lent between two covers. A church organist will turn to this collection year after year.

For more information about these organ books or others,  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!


Gospel Treasures for Organ 19 May, 2015

00144550Gospel Treasures is a new release from Hal Leonardwith 35 gospel hymns arranged for intermediate organ.  If you’ve been wanting an organ book of gospel music, this collection is a great addition to your library!  From the perennial favorite, “Amazing Grace” to the beautiful song “In the Garden”, or the rollicking “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”, to the lyrical “Precious Memories”, this is a gospel library between two covers.  Check it out, and see what this collection has to offer. For more information about this collection or other organ music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

 


The Hammond B3 26 February, 2015

00128918Brian Charette, the author of this helpful tome, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz.  He operates on the New York City jazz scene, working with  artists such as Chaka Khan, Joni Mitchell, and  Lou Donaldson.  “101 Hammond B3 Tips” is a collection of helpful information specific to the Hammond B3 organ.  There are tips about chords, scales, settings, and more. If you are fortunate enough to own a B3, this is the book for you!  Audio Access is included with this book. For more information about this book, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Augsburg Organ Library, Lent 10 February, 2015

0800658973hThere are over thirty pieces for Lenten services in this collection of sheet music for organ.  “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”,  “Were You There”,  “Healer of Our Every Ill”, and “Go to Dark Gethsemane” are included in this book. A wide variety of composers and arrangers are represented. Jehan Alain, James Biery, Beverly Ward, Wayne Wold, and Pamela Decker are among those included.  The pedal parts are intermediate to advanced. The book is bound so that it opens on the music rack without snapping shut or making page turns difficult.  There are so many good pieces to play in this collection that you will return to it every year for something new to play.  For more information about this collection or other organ collections for Lent or Easter, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Christmas Eve Panic! 24 December, 2014

panicIt’s a church musician’s worst Christmas Eve nightmare:  You show up to rehearse the morning of December 24th with your singer, only to find that you have their solo in the wrong key!  With all those services and all the special music, it’s easy to misplace a copy of something.  Make sure that you always have all of the right arrangements/keys of the classics with these bound volumes:

complete gesu bambinoThe Complete Gesu Bambino – FEM00001………………………………………………..$12.95

This beloved Christmas classic by Pietro Yon is presented here for high, medium, and low voice with piano accompaniment; piano solo in advanced, intermediate, and easy editions; an organ solo; an organ/piano duet; and for violin and piano. Also included in this collection is a biographical sketch of Yon. A must for every church musician!

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The Complete O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) – 00747046………………………………$10.99

Eight versions of the song in one collection, each in both French and English. 3 vocal solos (high, medium, low) with piano accompaniment, and 3 vocal solos (high, medium, low) with organ accompaniment. Also includes organ solo and piano solo.

 

complete ave mariaThe Complete Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod & Schubert) – 00747023……………………..$12.99

A must for any accompanist, this book contains the celebrated Schubert Ave Maria as well as the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria. After a history of both versions, each is presented in three keys with a choice of piano or organ accompaniment. Solo piano and solo organ versions are also included. Sixteen versions of the classic in all.

 

The Complete Lord’s Prayer – 50481088………………………………………………………..$14.99complete lord's prayer

With this 15-version collection, you’ll always be ready to play Albert Hay Malotte’s sacred classic – anytime, anywhere, for anyone. The Revised Edition of this indispensable book is now even more valuable. In addition to Malotte’s classic in five keys for solo voice and organ (E-flat, D-flat, C, B-flat, G), the same five keys for solo voice and piano, and a solo piano and solo organ arrangement, there are three vocal duet arrangements included – soprano and alto (which could be sung by a soprano and baritone), soprano and tenor, and alto and baritone.

For more information on music for the holidays or classical vocal selections, please give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC or visit us online at www.stantons.com.


Wilbur Held Organ Music 23 December, 2014

10-618New Every Morning” is a new collection of organ solos arranged by longtime favorite arranger Wilbur Held.    This collection of sheet music for organ includes six settings of  morning hymns.  Titles include “When Morning Gilds the Skies” and “Morning Has Broken”.  This collection of new settings for morning hymns is bound to please!  For more information about this collection of sheet music for organ, or other sacred organ collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Behind the Scenes: It’s That Time of Year… 04 December, 2014

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist –

The holidays are already upon us. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. For the Stanton’s staff it means that convention season is also here! This winter we will be exhibiting (and selling!) music at music educators’ professional conferences in New York (NYSSMA), Michigan (MMC), Ohio (OMEA), Kentucky (KMEA), and, for the first time, The Midwest Clinic. These conferences are a great opportunity to talk shop directly with our expert staff, meet customers face-to-face that we may recognize by name (and voice!), and besides, it gets us out of the store! Ever wonder how our 6-8 booths of music get to your state conference? Check out the slideshow below to see how we pull, pack, and transport thousands of sheet music titles and accessory items, and if we’re exhibiting at your conference be sure to stop by the Stanton’s booth (under the big blue balloon) and say “hello”!

Click to view slideshow.

About the Author:
Ken is a former band director, and has been with Stanton’s since 2004. All he wants for Christmas is a Pittsburgh Penguins tuque, Guardians of the Galaxy on blu-ray, and some heavy-duty outerwear so he can play in the snow with his son this winter!


Organ Music for Thanksgiving 16 October, 2014

Stanton’s has a good selection of literature  for Thanksgiving organ music.  “Thankfulness and Praise ” is a collection of 0800675797 9781451424188bten organ settings by Lynn Petersen.  It includes “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”,  “For the Bread Which You Have Broken”, and eight more.  These are medium difficulty with some some pedal work.  Another good source of material is the Augsburg Organ Library’s “November” collection.  This volume of intermediate to advanced pieces  includes over thirty selections, including “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “For All the Saints”.  Either (or both) of these collections can be a wonderful source of material for the Fall season and the month of November.  More collections of this type can be found on our website under “organ”, then “Thanksgiving”.  Check our website at http://www.stantons.com, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC for more information.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Augsburg Organ Library 19 September, 2014

augsburg organ LibraryDuring the twentieth century, the organ experienced a resurgence of interest.   Music from the 16th and 17th centuries was rediscovered.  Modern composers began to arrange favorite hymn tunes with newer harmonic structures and rhythmic possibilities.  New music was composed that has a contemporary feel.  Organ settings were written by contemporary composers and arrangers for new hymns and some contemporary worship songs. The Augsburg Organ Library is a collection of organ books organized for the church year.  There is a book for Lent, a book for augsburg organ library2Easter, etc.  Go to organmusiconly.com and then type in Augsburg Organ Library.  You will be able to see the books available and their contents. For  more information about this music or other organ music,  call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com or visit organmusiconly.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!