News & Views Thursday, November 15, 2018

LLOYD LARSON: Coming to Stanton’s This Summer! 30 May, 2018

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 11, 2018.

Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

lloyd larsonSince 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 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. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult choir in his home church in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

Your registration for the clinic 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 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2018, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2018, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer 28 May, 2018

30608mSpiced with humor, Anne Dodson’s Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer Book 1 is a beautifully structured and organized guide, taking the beginning student step-by-step through a well-planned sequence of lessons. Friendly and encouraging, Book 1 covers tips on buying and maintaining the instrument, left and right hand techniques, chords, and accompaniment. Exercises, lots of fun tunes to play, and downloadable audio files to support the written instruction all make this a lasting resource. This book is easy to understand, so you can even teach yourself to play. Even better news, there is a Book 2!

For more information about dulcimer music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. And remember – shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Stanton’s E-Tools: Stanton’s Barcode Scanner 25 May, 2018

The 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, 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!

stanton's bar code scannerSheet music? Yep, there’s an app for that. The Stanton’s Barcode Scanner is available for both Android and iPhone. Even better, it’s free!

What does the app do?
Our app helps you navigate and find recordings on our website. Scan barcodes of your music on your phone or tablet’s camera and you are taken automatically to the item’s page in our Listening Library. Within seconds, you can be listening to the sample recording of the piece that you are holding in your hand! If there is no sample recording of the piece provided by the publisher, you will still be guided to that item’s entry on our website where you will find a description, price, catalog number and other useful information.

How can I make the app work for me?
• When you are shopping for music in our store, bring your headphones! As you pull music off the shelf you can scan and listen immediately. (Don’t forget to sign on to our wifi network first – free for our customers!)
• Going through your own music library at home? Scan the titles you already own to refresh your memory or see if the item is still available to order.
• When you send your students or church choir member’s home with a folder full of new music, have them download the app as well. They can listen, look, and have a valuable listening example at their fingertips!
• Add items to your wishlist or online shopping cart, and submit your order right from your mobile device!

For questions about how to use the Stanton’s Barcode Scanner, 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!

Ken Recommended, and Aiden Approved! 24 May, 2018

Whether you’re nearby or you travel a bit to get here, Stanton’s is always worth the trip! Got your family with you? Pair your trip to Stanton’s with one of these kid-friendly summer events in downtown Columbus.

Ken, one of our Band Education Specialists, his 5-year old son Aiden, and their family traverse Columbus year-round, attending arts and other family-friendly events. Soon, 6-month-old Olivia will join the fun! These events are Ken recommended and Aiden approved! You might even catch Ken performing at some of them with Swing’s the Thing Big Band.

52067916.jpgLearn about America’s Musical Journey at COSI May 24 through September 3. Trace the roots of American music and explore the great music cities. Voted #1 Science Center in the Country by Parents Magazine, be sure to check out COSI’s classic exhibits, Planetarium, recently added AMNH Dinosaur and Special Exhibition Galleries, the Science of Big Machines in June (an Aiden favorite!), and Family Friday Nights!
Show Times: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Need: A ticket! Visit cosi.org/exhibits/amj for info.

Grove City Summer Sizzle Concert Series is frsummer-sizzle-concert-series-event-photo.jpgee and open to the public most Friday evenings.
Date: June 1-August 17. Check out the performance line up here
Need: Lawn chair

Grandview Heights Public Library hosts an annual Music on the Lawn concert series, now in it’s 33rd year. Check out the performance line up at ghpl.org/music.
Dates: Tuesdays in June and July, 7:30-8:30 pm
Need: Lawn chair

Support the arts and artists at the Columbus Arts Festival!
Dates: June 8-10
Need: Good walking shoes

downloadEnjoy the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, a three day cultural celebration with some of Central Ohio’s best musicians, free kid-friendly crafts, rides, food, and more.
Date: June 15-17, Creekside Park and Plaza in Gahanna
Need: Lawn chair (hard plastic ones will also be available)

Jam-pack your summer with activities! The Columbus Children’s Festival is a free festival just for kids at Westerville North High School.
Date: June 16
Need: a kid (or more!)

DSC_1954a-1024x678.jpgJoin us downtown for Red, White, and Boom, a long-time Stanton’s favorite! Check out all the different activities at the different locations. Fireworks are viewable from every activity station.
Date: July 3
Need: Good walking shoes

The Columbus Commons is an outdoor theatre right around the corner from Stanton’s. Enjoy events of all sorts all summer long, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Pops concerts.
Need: Lawn chair, cash for food and beverage

Meet in Heritage Park to celebrate 45 years of music and arts at the Westerville Music & Arts Festival!
Dates: July 14th and 15th
Need: Lawn chairs

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest – needJazzRibLogo.png the event title say more? Gather in Bicentennial and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile.
Date: July 20-22nd
Need: Lawn chair

Enjoy classical music in a family-friendly Pro Musica Columbus concert series that is free and open to the public. Meet at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Need: Lawn chair

Check out more festivals and events in Columbus with Columbus Underground.

 

SUPER SESSION 2018 is Coming Soon! 23 May, 2018

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/4/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (includes lunch)

Do 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, Choristers Guild, Heritage Music Press, and other choral publishers. 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: We’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Patriotic Salute for Community Band 21 May, 2018

recommended by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

wj-3017941-fAbsolutely Sousa arr. Gary D. Ziek, Grade 4
The rousing march music of John Philip Sousa has been an audience favorite for generations and continues to hold an important place in concert band repertoire. This spirited medley combines themes from four of Sousa’s most famous marches: The Washington Post; Semper Fidelis; The Thunderer and The Stars and Stripes Forever for an entertaining and stylish setting that will highlight any concert program. Great for any concert setting, it’s also the perfect addition to a patriotic event.

Battle Hymn of the Republic arr. Peter J. Wilhousky/ed. Justin P. Tokke
Made popular by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Grammy winning performance in 1959, Peter Wilhousky’s famous arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic has remained a staple to this day. In this Critical Edition for Band edited by Justin P. Tokke, a new arrangement has been crafted based on Wilhousky’s original orchestral scoring. To enhance playability, generous cross-cuing and doubling of the choral parts have been applied in cases where the band version is played without voices. This new arrangement ensures complete compatibility with both the choral and orchestral versions, with matching measure numbers and rehearsal marks, and comes complete with a full score and parts produced with modern engraving standards. This exciting edition is ready to continue Wilhousky’s legacy and hopes to inspire future collaboration and new performance opportunities.

leon-04005114-fHymn to Freedom arr. Robert Buckley, Grade 3
With its heartfelt message and appealing gospel flavor, Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom” has been embraced by choirs throughout the world. This band arrangement matches the classic version arranged by Paul Read and can be performed as a stand-alone band piece or combined with the choir for an impressive music department finale.

Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
Brendan Graham’s tender song tells the emotional story of Ireland’s Annie Moore, the first person to step ashore when Ellis Island opened as an immigration center in 1892. With emotions ranging from hope to fear, joy to despair, this deeply moving ballad has been recorded notably by Sean & Dolores Keane, The Irish Tenors, Celtic Thunder, and Celtic Woman. Here is a beautiful setting adapted for the concert stage.

leon-517832National Airs (from Early America) arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3.5
Music performed by bands of the Civil War era often included familiar airs and patriotic tunes. Included in this rousing medley is an early treatment of The Star-Spangled Banner (which wasn’t recognized as the official national anthem until 1931). Also included are Yankee Doodle; Washington’s March; and Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean.

Find more patriotic options on our website, or contact us for more recommendations. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Ken is a former band director, and has been with Stanton’s since 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies. Besides music, he geeks out on amusement parks, hockey (are 3 hockey podcasts too many?), and all things Pittsburgh. He spends his free time being dad to 2 young children and playing saxophone with Swing’s the Thing Big Band.

The Ceilidh Dance Book 18 May, 2018

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

30606A “ceilidh” is a traditional Scottish gathering where people share songs, stories, music, and dancing that is very much alive today. In Scotland, there are hundreds of ceilidh bands, each of which has their own trademark tune sets, making it possible for a man in a kilt to make a living as a performing musician!

The Ceilidh Dance Book is full of dance sets for this type of social occasion. Written for violin or mandolin, it also includes chords for guitar. Given the nature of the folk musician, the melody and chords are all that is necessary for skilled players of nearly any instrument to improvise accompaniment for the melody. There are 24 dance sets to choose from, so the dancers can be happily occupied. Instructions for each dance set are included, and for experienced dancers, at least some dances will already be familiar. Dancers and folk musicians need to check out this collection!

For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 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!

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.

32nd Annual JOY OF SINGING 16 May, 2018

Stanton’s is thrilled to announce The Joy of Singing 2018, featuring the best new music from Hal Leonard! We’re especially excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

THE JOY OF SINGING: Middle & High School Choir
Friday 8/3/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60 (includes lunch)
New music appropriate for the middle/high school choral singing level (2-part, 3-part mixed, SAB, and SATB). Includes choreography and two spotlight sessions on specific areas.

Our clinicians this year will be John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, and Cristi Cary Miller. Each director will receive a packet of complimentary booklets containing complete editions of arrangements suitable for both school and community choirs. You’ll have ample time to browse Stanton’s store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Visit our previous post for information on how to choose the Stanton’s session that is best for you.

Registration is NOW OPEN – contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Budget-Stretching Choral Collections 14 May, 2018

recommended by Jen Sper and Alissa Ruth, School Choral Music Specialists

Do you have end-of-year budget money available? Use it before you lose it! Reproducible choral collections provide great “bang for your buck,” and are an ideal way to build your choral library.

leon-00221998-fThe SAB Choir Goes Renaissance by Thomas Weelkes/arr. John Leavitt
Here is a fantastic resource for introducing the music of the Renaissance to developing ensembles or groups with limited male singers. Purchase individual books separately, or the Performance Kit and receive a code to access audio tracks online through My Library.

A Cappella Volume 2
Volume II in Sing!’s popular A Cappella! series features nine concert and festival selections for young and developing TB choirs from creative writers Greg Gilpin, Victor C. Johnson and Mark Patterson. The Complete Edition is reproducible and also includes a Rehearsal Resource Page for each piece, a unique and valuable teaching/rehearsal tool which features Solfege; Vocabulary; and Preparation and Extention activities, carefully crafted for each selection by Greg Gilpin and Victor C. Johnson. The Choral Edition, ideal for use as a judge’s copy or for your singers, is not reproducible and the Rehearsal Resource Pages are not included.

leon-513822Wings to Fly by Janet Gardner
The creative works of celebrated and award-winning educator and composer, Janet Gardner, have been a staple of learning for music educators and joyful performance by thousands of young singers. Her selection of text, expertise in composition for young voices and creativeness in both musicals and choral works have set the bar high in the music educational world. “Wings to Fly” is a collection of nine choral pieces that are some of Ms. Gardner’s finest works. Each has a distinctive text whether it be original or from the poetic masters such as Rossetti, Longfellow, Dickinson and Stevenson. Each choral piece is also distinct in musical style and will fit programming needs throughout the year. This collection features piano/vocal arrangements, as well as digital access to performance/accompaniment audio recordings and singer PDFs for projection and reproducible options. Absolutely a budget stretcher!

Pop Songs for Young Men’s Chorus II arr. Jerry Estes
Now available, the second in a series, this collection for men’s chorus spans the decades and is designed to give you lots of value with songs your choir will love to perform! Includes: “Count on Me” (Bruno Mars), “Happy Together” (The Turtles), “Shut Up and Dance” (Walk the Moon), “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (The Temptations), and “What a Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong).

lorenz-513019Bach for Young Voices by J.S. Bach/arr. Geoffrey Edwards
This collection celebrates the generational universality of Bach’s music in bringing the time-honored selections within the technical reach of younger singers. Directors will find seven sensitively crafted arrangements in this compilation, all faithful to the composer’s originals, with carefully planned vocal lines and supportive piano parts. A school-friendly text is also provided for each title. Whether or not this is your choir’s first exposure to Bach, this publication will aid in fostering a lasting appreciation for his music and the continued enrichment it brings to all of our lives.

Find more collections online, or contact us for more ideas. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.

Alissa Ruth began working at Stanton’s in the summer of 2016. She is a former middle and high school choir director and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Capital University. She is an active choral singer in the Columbus area, and spends her free time running, doing yoga, cooking, and watching Netflix.

Low Instrument Feature for Orchestra 11 May, 2018

master-50250118-frecommended by Dan C., Orchestra Music Specialist

Low and Lower by Clarence Barber, Grade 2
Feature your (sometimes) neglected lower strings on this fun, bouncy romp in C major. The majority of the melodic content is in the viola, cello and bass, which are often independent of one another, so it’s a great lesson in counting as well as a chance for your lower strings to shine! Second violin will sometimes play in thirds with the viola and first violin get an occasional melodic lick, so no one is neglected. There is also an opportunity to teach left hand pizzicato.

Need to feature a special section or instrument in your ensemble? We have ideas – let Stanton’s help! Contact us for recommendations, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

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.

Disney Recital Suites 09 May, 2018

00249097-wlrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

The new collection Disney Recital Suites contains exciting piano suites from four classic Disney movie soundtracks: “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” and “The Little Mermaid.” Phillip Keveren has arranged these pieces to be concert showpieces for advanced players, so the music offers more of a chance for the player to show off and for the audience to appreciate the tasteful arrangements. Play one suite for a recital, or play more than one as background music for a dinner gig. Perfect material for the pianist looking to add lighter music to their programs!

For more information about this collection or others similar to it, call us at 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!

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.

Elementary General Music Clinic 2018 08 May, 2018

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic (featuring The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir)
Thursday 8/2/2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (includes lunch)

Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Cristi Cary Miller as our clinician for the 36th 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!

NEW THIS YEAR: Stanton’s Elementary General Music Clinic and The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir are now combined into ONE GREAT DAY OF MUSIC! We’ll explore classroom resources, musicals, games, and more from a variety of publishers, and you’ll also preview the best new music and resources for beginning choirs from Hal Leonard with Cristi, John Jacobson, and Roger Emerson!

And, we’re excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

Registration is NOW OPEN! Call us at 1.800.42.MUSIC for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Opera Choruses 07 May, 2018

recommended by Alissa Ruth and Jen Sper, School Choral Music Specialists

Cauldron DanceCauldron Dance (from Macbeth) – Giuseppe Verdi/arr. Ryan Kelly
Verdi’s opera “Macbeth” is based on William Shakespeare’s theatrical tragedy of the same name. This third act chorus finds witches dancing and a diabolical spell being prepared. This new edition suggests tempo and dynamic markings. An accessible piano reduction is realized and a translation, pronunciation guide and editorial notes are provided.

Bartered Bride.gifThe Bartered Bride (Opening Chorus) Bedrich Smetana/arr. Emily Ellsworth
This opening chorus from Smetana’s most beloved folk opera is filled with the popular spirit, sounds and rhythms of Czech folk music. The effervescence of the music and the camaraderie of the villagers–your chorus–make this a delightful piece to explore the drama of opera.

Finale from the GondoliersFinale from The Gondoliers (Dance a Cachucha) – Gilbert & Sullivan/arr. John Leavitt
From Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers,” this rollicking spoof will provide an over-the-top finish to any concert. The “Dance a Cachucha,” as it’s also known, will build into a breathless fandango that will amaze and delight your listeners.

VivaViva! (from Il re pastore) – W.A. Mozart/arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
A triumphant Mozart masterwork for today’s choirs! This joyful opera finale opens and closes with a boisterous choral fanfare that features a brief, expressive vocal duet in the middle. The text is in Italian with optional English translation and IPA pronunciation guide included. The choral parts are supported by an exciting piano accompaniment for an arrangement that remains true to the original while being accessible to school choirs. Not necessarily familiar, but undeniably fantastic!

For more information about these and other options for your choir, feel free to visit stantons.com, email us at choral@stantons.com, or call 1.800.42.MUSIC ext. 1. We are happy to help with all of your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.

Alissa Ruth began working at Stanton’s in the summer of 2016. She is a former middle and high school choir director and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Capital University. She is an active choral singer around the country and spends her free time running, doing yoga, and cooking.

Marching Band: Show Planning 04 May, 2018

mb-e1415476880223recommended by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

Ready to plan for marching band season? Let Stanton’s help – we can make your show planning easy! Our website is stocked with resources for theme shows (like Disney, Harry Potter, Moana, Pixar, and Star Wars) and artist shows (like Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Queen, and The Beatles).

Or, get creative with build-your-own show ideas like Alternative Rock, Broadway, Classic Rock, Modern R&B, Jazz & Blues, Movies, Patriotic, and Music by Decade.

Get your students excited for the season – add complete marching band shows to your Stanton’s Jukebox, and send a customized link to your students!

For more help planning for marching season, contact us at 1.800.426.8742! Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Ken is a former band director, and has been with Stanton’s since 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies. Besides music, he geeks out on amusement parks, hockey (are 3 hockey podcasts too many?), and all things Pittsburgh. He spends his free time being dad to 2 young children and playing saxophone with Swing’s the Thing Big Band.

Merle Haggard Presents Swinging Texas Fiddlin’ 02 May, 2018

00258107-wlrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Swinging Texas Fiddlin’“was first published in 1982, but has been out of print for many years. Newly re-released, this new edition contains all the old tunes, as well as Tiny Moore’s commentary found in the original publication. It is a definite must-have for any player who wants to study traditional and modern breakdown and hoedown fiddling. Tunes are presented in the styles of Vernon Solomon, Bob Wills, Warren Helton, and others.

Merle Haggard explains why he wanted to produce this collection: “I got to thinking that there probably are a lot of people who can read music and might like to learn some of these songs and styles. That is the reason for this book.”

For more information about this fiddle book or others, call us at 800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at 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.