News & Views Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Stanton’s Difference: Make It a Road Trip! 31 July, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

Depositphotos_71126621_l-2015Places where you can browse and buy A LOT of sheet music are hard to come by. It’s amazing how many times we hear, “It’s so nice to be able to look at music before you buy it,” and “I live in _________, and there is nowhere like this to buy music.” This last statement includes cities like New York and Los Angeles, and has been made by some of the touring Broadway Across America musicians who come through Columbus. If you live within driving distance of Columbus, and you’re wondering if a trip to Stanton’s is worth it the answer is “absolutely!”

Who doesn’t love a road trip? We’re not as far away as you might think. Columbus is only a two hour drive from Cleveland and Cincinnati, and 3 hours from Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Lexington and some of the farther reaches of Ohio. Besides, Stanton’s Sheet Music is in a former A&P grocery store (complete with cupola) that has hundreds of thousands of sheet music titles in stock!

While you’re here, you are welcome to look through and compare all of the music that’s on hand. You can pull up a chair at our listening station or use the Stanton’s app on your smart phone to scan titles and listen to them throughout the store. If it’s your first time at Stanton’s, let us know – we’ll give you a tour! Did we mention that you can also take advantage of our knowledgeable staff, too?

Bring your entire music department! Do you have an upcoming professional development day this fall? We’d love to see your WHOLE music department here in the store! Let us know you’re coming, and we’ll be happy to set aside a table for your group, and we can even start pulling some repertoire suggestions for you to peruse while you’re here.

Need to grab lunch, or staying in town for dinner? In addition to sheet music suggestions, our staff can recommend plenty of unique, non-chain places to grab a bite. Within walking distance are Dirty Frank’s, Little Palace, The Walrus, Katzinger’s Delicatessen, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, and Indian Oven. Also nearby are plenty of restaurants in German Village, on Gay Street, and in the Short North and Arena Districts. And what’s a visit to Columbus without ice cream from Jeni’s?

Have we given you enough reasons to come to Columbus and visit us? We look forward to seeing you soon!

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“Deep Field” by Eric Whitacre 30 July, 2019

04005896-wlDeep Field by Eric Whitacre, for wind ensemble, SATB choir, and smartphone app
GRAMMY® Award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre‘s symphonic work “Deep Field” was inspired by the world’s most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery, the iconic Deep Field image. The new film Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe illuminates the score by combining Hubble’s stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe. The soundtrack features a new, epic Virtual Choir representing 120 countries: over 8,000 voices aged 4 to 87, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre Singers.

The smartphone app playing the “Deep Field” electronica should be triggered by audience members from bar 217 to the end of the piece, as cued by the conductor. The app is free and must be downloaded in advance of the performance. It is available via the App Store and Google Play Store by searching “Deep Field.”

Listen to “Deep Field” and Eric Whitacre’s notes about it below, or contact us for more information!

The iTheatrics Method 29 July, 2019

gia-g9403-fThe iTheatrics Method: The Quintessential Guide to Creating Quality Musical Theatre Programs by Timothy Allen McDonald, Cynthia A. Ripley & Marty Johnson
“The iTheatrics Method” is the world’s first musical theatre education textbook specifically devoted to building high-quality, sustainable musical theatre programs in schools and community settings.

Created by iTheatrics, the leading authority on music theatre education, this book is the culmination of more than twenty years of hands-on teacher training conducted by master educators Timothy Allen McDonald, Cynthia A. Ripley, and Marty Johnson. These methods have been vetted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ prestigious Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) initiative, and have been eagerly embraced by New York City’s Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Written in an entertaining, conversational style, and featuring hundreds of images from successful musical theatre programs all over the world, this book also includes the advice of more than 100 instructors currently working in the field. Whether you’re a teacher just starting out or a seasoned professional, “The iTheatrics Method” is indeed your quintessential guide to creating quality musical theatre programs for students.

KEVIN OLSON Piano Teacher Workshop 26 July, 2019

download.jpgPiano Teacher Workshop with Kevin Olson
Friday 8/9/2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215

The Perfect Start and Beyond: Music That Motivates at All Ages and Stages
Finding the right repertoire and teaching approaches that will engage each student is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. In this exciting and interactive workshop, Dr. Kevin Olson will present some of the newest music he has written for the FJH Music Company, the backgrounds and teaching strategies on each piece, and ways your students use repertoire to explore their own creativity and artistry.

Hands-On Jazz Basics
This interactive session will cover basic exercises in jazz piano that you can share with students who want to explore improvisation and creativity. Whether you’re a jazz novice or interested in new challenges in improv, there will be something for you at this workshop.

Please call (1-800-42-MUSIC ext. 3) or email ( to register for this workshop by Thursday, August 8th, 2019.

The Stanton’s Difference: Setting Up Accounts Is Easy! 24 July, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

If you’re a school, church or community music director, your purchases are usually invoiced to an account to be paid by your institution. If you are new to any of these positions, or have recently changed gigs, give us a call! We will be happy to provide you with your organization’s account number(s), and walk you through the billing process.

Are you new to shopping with Stanton’s? Rest easy – our staff can check to see if your organization already has an account (many often do), and if not, setting up a new account is easy! In fact, we can help you set up a new account when you place your first order, or make your first purchase, in a matter of minutes!

free-vector-invoice-conceptWhat we need:
– Name of the organization to be billed
– Billing address
– Billing phone number
– Purchase order number (if required by billing institution)
Let us know where you would like to have your order shipped, and you’re done!

Some notes:
– Stanton’s can bill your: School Board/District; Church; School Building Activity Fund; Booster organization; Community Band/Choir organization
– We can assign multiple ship-to addresses and institutional credit cards to your account.
– You can bill orders to your account at our store, over the phone, at, or at any conference or reading session where we’re exhibiting!

If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC and speak with our sales staff, or press 4 to speak directly with our Accounting Department, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

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Carols & Lullabies by Conrad Susa 23 July, 2019

ecs-4839-fCarols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest by Conrad Susa is an outstanding collection bringing together ten of the most beautiful carols of the Spanish-speaking world, artfully arranged and performable either individually or as a suite. The harp, marimba, and guitar accompaniment lends itself to the Hispanic flavor of the piece. Titles included are: “Oh, mi Belen” (Biscayan); “El Desembre Congelat” (Catalonian); “Alegria” (Puerto Rican); “A la Nanita Nana” (Spanish); “Las Posadas” (Spanish); “Campana sobre Campana” (Andalucian); “En Belen Tocan a Fuego” (Castilian); “El Noi de la Mare” (Catalonian); “Chiquirriquitin” (Andalucian) and “El Rorro” (Mexican).

Newly available as a separate octavo is the “A la Nanita Nana” movement, perfect for programming individually on any holiday performance.

NEXT WEEK: School Choral Week 2019! 22 July, 2019

Featuring talented clinicians from major publishers, Stanton’s summer choral clinics are a fantastic way to jump-start your school year! We always look forward to visiting with our regular customers, matching up faces with names of new attendees, and meeting teachers new to Stanton’s from across the country.

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.

Be where the music is, and join us next week for these exciting sessions:

Elementary General Music Clinic
(featuring The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir)
Thursday August 1, 2019 (9:00-4:00)
Clinician: Cristi Cary Miller, John Jacobson & Emily Crocker
THE JOY OF SINGING for Middle & High School Choir
Friday August 2, 2019 (9:00-4:00) Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff & Emily Crocker
Stanton’s Super Session
Saturday August 3, 2019 (9:00-4:00)
Clinicians: Greg Gilpin, Anna Wentlent & Jen Sper

Pre-registration will close on Friday 7/26, but space will be available at the door. For more detailed information regarding any of these clinics, contact the choral department at 1-800-426-8742, extension 1. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Choral DVDs 19 July, 2019

Too hot to work in the yard? Too rainy to go to the pool? Spend some time this summer INSIDE with one of these valuable DVDs for some easy professional development – and no sunburn!

gia-dvd628-fAchieving Choral Blend Through Standing Position by Weston Noble
For the first time, Weston Noble’s lecture and demonstration on matching voices for a seamless choral sound is available. By using the principles presented, not only will the sound of the choirs improve, but conductors will realize an immediate enhancement in intonation and rhythmic clarity in their ensembles. Weston Noble discusses the beginning of his experimentation with standing arrangements, Robert Shaw’s use of this system, minimizing vibrato, improving singers’ listening skills, the use of the altos-in-front choral arrangement, and the use of the “flip-flop” to achieve different choral textures.

leon-08753287-fCreating Artistry Through Movement by Henry Leck & Randy Stenson
Here is an amazing choral resource that demonstrates how movement while singing helps to harness the natural kinesthetic learning processes in males. Featuring the acclaimed St. Mary’s International School Varsity Ensemble, conducted by Randy Stenson, the DVD includes warm-ups and exercises to improve tone, intonation, phrasing, articulation, special vocal effects, head voice and vocal agility. Through these exercises, the singer develops his own individualized shaping gesture, which leads to improved musicality during rehearsal, versatility and expressiveness. The companion book includes the notated exercises, additional instructional material, suggested seating charts, learning strategies and much more.

lorenz-sbmp663-fWorking with Male Voices by Jerry Blackstone
Topics covered include:
– Music-based choral tone: repertoire and the musical challenges inherent therein determine the vocal procedures needed to communicate the composer’s intent.
– Tone and the singing male: beautiful/appropriate choral tone; warm-ups; rehearsals of works which utilize different timbres and which present particular challenges for the singing male, such as tessitura, register changes, and vowel color.
– Voice classification: what does one look for and hear when deciding in which sections singers should be placed.
– Tonal consistency throughout the range-a particular problem in men’s voices: warm-ups with the group which deal with the problem; demonstration using pieces in which consistency is problematic, particularly as it affects intonation.
– Intonation issues (probably the biggest issue for untrained singers): discussion followed by a demonstration of warmups and rehearsal techniques which help.
– Rehearsal procedures: using head voice, or falsetto, is highly effective in dealing with intonation issues and in introducing foreign languages.
– Communicative choral singing: what makes a particular performance “moving” or “exciting”?
– Live performances: starting with warmups, then progressing through an initial rehearsal, a rehearsal later in the process, and then a live performance to demonstrate what has been discussed; examples for playback in classroom situations.

leon-08742094-fThe Boy’s Changing Voice by Henry Leck
Join Henry Leck and a choir made up of young male singers from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and the Indianapolis Youth Chorale. They explore the historical, physical, emotional, and individual musical perspective of the boy’s changing voice as well as how the process affects the choral ensemble as a whole. This video offers choir directors, studio voice teachers and young singers the opportunity to examine the process of vocal maturation and how that process might be approached within the choral ensemble. Includes warmups and vocal exercises, ranges and guidelines for vocal classification, technical data, interviews with several young singers, and several excerpts of solo and choral repertoire in performance.

gia-dvd745-fThe Anatomy of Conducting by James Jordan & Eugene Migliano Corporon
For the first time, two of America’s most respected conductors – instrumental and choral – enter into a collaboration, using cutting-edge technology to illustrate their teaching principles for learning the basics of conducting technique. Through insightful masterclass dialogue, unique multi-angle video demonstrations, and state-of-the-art motion capture animation, conductors will be able to study the gesture of both renowned conductors. Revolutionary graphics show the skeletal movement of each conductor in real-time to give conductors an in-depth and accurate picture of body mechanics and architecture. Topics covered on this DVD include:
– Basic conducting patterns in legato and marcato for all basic meters
– Conducting with and without a baton – Extensive demonstration of preparatory gestures
– Explanation of the architecture of conducting
– Body Mapping principles applied to conducting
– Discussions on Sound Shaping and Sound Morphology
– Unique interactive menu allows conductors to study conducting patterns from several angles
This DVD is a complete tutorial for basic conducting technique as taught and demonstrated by two of America’s master teachers and conductors.

Find more DVDs to expand your knowledge and improve your teaching on our website, or contact us for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1 18 July, 2019

00695847Hal Leonard Ukulele Method by Lil’ Rev
This method has been designed to help the beginning ukulele player become a proficient player. It teaches how to tune, play melody, and how to strum chords. The author is Lil’ Rev, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer, and music historian. The uke is a happy instrument for playing happy songs! There has been a renewed interest in the ukulele in the past few years, so jump in and join the fun!

For more information about this book or other ukulele music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

The Stanton’s Difference: 10% Educator Discount 17 July, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

10-off-ebay-coupon-codeDid you know that Stanton’s offers a 10% discount on most printed sheet music products to teachers, church musicians and college music majors? You can use your discount when shopping online, over the phone, or in the store. Your discount is automatically applied when you use your church or school account, or just mention that you are a teacher when you call to place an order!

10% doesn’t sound like very much? Think of it this way: For choral directors, it’s the same as buying nine copies of an octavo and getting the 10th copy FREE! Or let’s say that you’re an instrumental teacher with three ensembles. If you buy three pieces for each group over the course of the year, that “fun” pop number for the spring concert is like a freebie! And who doesn’t love FREE?

For more information about the educational discount, visit us online at, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC!

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Excellence in Choral Literature 2019 15 July, 2019

Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 26th annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic!

Saturday 8/24/2019, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), is 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. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

Come join us to discover beautiful music and share ideas with colleagues and friends!

Registration is now open! For more information, please contact us by email, or call us at 1.800.426.8742. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

“Heavenly Home” by Shawn Kirchner 12 July, 2019

leon-531992Composer Shawn Kirchner burst onto the scene with three early American songs from his collection “Heavenly Home.” Each of the three songs was first published separately, now available all together as they were originally intended in a real value package. Program as a set or individually.

Also available individually:
Unclouded Day (#1 from “Heavenly Home”)
This enduring gospel favorite is set with a straight-forward first verse and chorus. The next two verses combine traditional bluegrass vocal style with counterpoint and fugue, resulting in a crescendo of excitement. Also available TTBB.

Angel Band (#2 from “Heavenly Home”)
Simple, soaring descants, countermelodies, and rich harmonic textures provide a symphonic breadth to this arrangement that encompasses the full, four-octave range of the choral instrument.

Hallelujah (#3 from “Heavenly Home”)
This amazing work, premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, director, is a contrast of homophonic refrains against polyphonic verses. Beginning with the austere Sacred Harp tune HEAVENLY HOME, California composer Kirchner sets hallelujahs leaping and plunging and circling through the choir to thrilling results.

Winning Guitar Methods for Class Guitar 11 July, 2019

ÊHal Leonard’s Essential Elements For Guitar Book 1 is a great method for teaching class guitar. There are photos to show how to hold the guitar, easy songs for playing the melody, easy chords for beginners, basic rhythms and strums, folk songs, and rock songs. As students advance, there are several types of guitar ensembles to play from.  Keep your students engaged with this method, which introduces different styles of playing!

For more information, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit us online at Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

The Stanton’s Difference: Knowledgeable Staff 10 July, 2019

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music. This series, The Stanton’s Difference, highlights just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

img_0706.jpgEvery teacher has experienced the frustration of trying to explain something musical to a non-musician. Rest assured, that will never happen when you call Stanton’s! All of our sales staff are college graduates with music degrees, many of whom have years of teaching experience in the classroom and/or private studio. Even most members of our non-sales staff are active musicians with a wide range of experiences from rock musician to church pianist!

Need to know what key a piece is in? The range of a trumpet part? How difficult a piano solo is? The tessitura of the tenor part in a choral octavo? We will be happy to pull in-stock products for you or research to find an answer.

Our staff also spends hundreds of hours each year listening to all the new releases from countless different publishers. We select the best of each catalog to become Stanton’s “Five Star Features.” Different from publishers interested in promoting certain products or composers, we make our selections with YOU in mind. Our staff chooses quality literature to help you make the most of your teaching time and your budget dollars.

Like you, we enjoy flexing our “musical muscles.” If you have a tricky question, call or email us with your specific needs. Because we see so many products each year, we are able to suggest resources for almost any teacher, no matter how unusual the request.

To talk with one of the friendly members of our staff, visit us online at, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC!

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NEXT MONTH: Sacred Choral Reading Session 09 July, 2019

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome Jay Rouse for the first time 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 10, 2019.

Jay Rouse is one of the premier choral arrangers in Christian music. He has over 350 compositions and arrangements published, including over 30 major sacred choral works, 50 best‑selling a cappella C018146.jpgarrangements, a highly recognized hymn series for choir or piano and solo instrument entitled Piano Plus, and a number of best‑selling solo piano books and recordings. Mr. Rouse is a Dove Award winning producer and has logged many hours on the road traveling in the music ministry. He spent over ten years as musical director and accompanist for Sandi Patty.

In addition to his work as a keyboard artist, composer, and arranger he has been the primary producer and conductor for all of the choral and instrumental publications from PraiseGathering Music Group and Gaither Music Company over the last two decades. Jay Rouse continues to make a major impact on music for the church musician across the nation. Along with his wife Amy and two children, Londyn and Thatcher, Jay resides in Anderson, Indiana.

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 10th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/10/2019, 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 Jay Rouse
Saturday 8/10/2019, 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

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From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet 08 July, 2019

Greta Van Fleet’s second release “From the Fires” shows off a band full of promise, and we look forward to hearing more from them! This collection, published by Hal Leonard, contains all eight songs from the album “From the Fires” in authentic guitar transcriptions with notes and tablature. The transcriptions are for ensembles of two to four guitars. “Flower Power” is a ballad that has that folk-y feel to it, and the band’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” is well done, and it’s sad that the song is as apropos as it was in the 1960’s. If you play guitar, this is a great collection to have and enjoy! Trivia: did you know that the band is named after a real person?

For more information about this collection or other music from specific bands, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website at Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Patriotic Arrangements for Community Jazz Ensembles 05 July, 2019

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Jazz Superset #5: The Patriotic Collection arr. Mike Lewis, Grade 3.5
Warner Bros Publications selected the six patriotic songs in this Jazz Superset #5 to provide music for the jazz ensemble that is accessible and suitable for a variety of occasions, tempos and styles. They include “The Star Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” “America (My Country ’tis of Thee),” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “American Patrol” and “God Bless the U.S.A.” Arranger Mike Lewis has paid special attention not only to musical details, but also to the jazz style of each of these patriotic songs. Although jazz harmonies and stylistic considerations are incorporated into these arrangements, each melody maintains its original integrity. Written for standard instrumentation (5/4 4/4), these arrangements are playable with only six brass. Optional parts are included for flute, tuba, French horn, and baritone horn treble clef. This Super Set is designed for the medium level; however, professional ensembles will find this arrangement an invaluable asset to their libraries as well.

leon-07010784-fAmerica the Beautiful arr. Mike Tomaro, Grade 4
Mike Tomaro brings us a bluesy and soulful rendition of this patriotic favorite that features either an alto sax soloist or vocal soloist. Great gospel feel for big band!

God Bless America arr. John Berry, Grade 2.5
John Berry has come up with an excellent version of this Irving Berlin favorite that maintains a sense of reverence yet will sound great with a jazz ensemble. Easy to learn, this will make a nice addition to your programming needs.

barn-032-3761-00-fThe Star-Spangled Banner arr. Paul Clark, Medium Difficulty
Although this piece is not usually associated with jazz bands, this arrangement works so well it can appropriately be included in any jazz concert. It’s also invaluable to have in the files for those “emergency” situations where a jazz group is called upon to perform our National Anthem. It includes just the right elements to give it a jazz flavor, yet maintains the dignity and reverence of the original. While it is harmonically jazzy, it is rhythmically traditional and can serve as accompaniment for audience singing. It is also playable with reduced instrumentation. If your jazz ensemble plays for basketball games, this is perfect. A wise investment for all jazz programs! Highly recommended!

alfred-26864-fAmerican Patrol arr. Mike Lewis, Grade 1.5
Glenn Miller’s band made this a huge World War II hit song and it is scored here for the young player. Mike Lewis arranged this chart with no individual solos, very modest brass ranges and plenty of ensemble sound. 1st trumpet range is to written E-flat on the top space. Easy to rehearse and perform.

About the Author:
Ben Huntoon is the Jazz Education Consultant at Stanton’s Sheet Music. He received bachelors and masters degrees in music from Capital University and The Ohio State University respectively. As a professional trumpeter, Ben is accomplished in a wide variety of genres and has performed throughout the Midwest on many stages over the past 30 years. He also teaches trumpet, coaches brass ensembles and has served on the jazz faculty at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Get Ready for STANTON’S SUPER SESSION! 03 July, 2019

ss logoStanton’s Super Session
Saturday 8/3/2019, 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 Greg Gilpin, Anna Wentlent, 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.

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!

Disney Songs from Faber and Faber 02 July, 2019

00275428Disney: Faber & Faber Piano Adventures
A new series of graded Disney songs for piano has been arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber, the writers of the bestselling Piano Adventures series of piano method books. Many songs from the Disney movies have been attractively arranged for levels “Pretime” (5-Finger) to “Bigtime” (Level 4). The songs include standard favorites like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to more recent hits like “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” No matter the playing level of your youngster or student, there will be a fun collection of Disney songs to choose!

For more information about this series or others similar to it, 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 FOR MARCHING BAND: Arrangers Publishing 01 July, 2019

Motown Opener arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
This show celebrates the 60th anniversary of the birth of record label Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959. The music produced by now legendary artist became known as the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. The four arrangements in this show feature the best sections of eleven of the most famous and well-known Motown songs.

This arrangement is the opening number for the complete theme show and includes the best parts of five legendary hit songs from Motown artists: The Temptations, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes and The Four Tops – “Get Ready,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out and I’ll Be There.”

Motown Production 1 arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
This arrangement is the first of two production numbers for the complete theme show and includes hit songs from Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five. The famous and lyrical “I’LL BE THERE” begins the arrangement providing a warm and fuzzy change up following the energetic MOTOWN OPENER. The mood quickly changes to one of sheer excitement and familiarity as the band plays down the dance hits “I Want You Back” and “ABC.”

leon-535535Motown Production 2 arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
The second production number in the theme show MOTOWN is a medley of two of Stevie Wonder’s famous hit songs – “Sir Duke” and “Superstition.” The creative grooves and rhythms created by the prodigy are reinforced with keyboards and percussion providing a nice musical and interesting contrast to the show.

Motown Closer arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
The conclusion of the Motown theme show is capped off by the elegant and soulful “Tracks Of My Tears” by legendary Smokey Robinson. A beautiful rendition of the melody is followed by a powerful and moving chorus – an appropriate ending for an impressive and entertaining show featuring some of the greatest pop music ever produced.

leon-535531QUEEN OF SOUL
(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman (Pre-Opener) arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Difficulty
An abbreviated arrangement of this classic hit song serves as the introductory number and fanfare to the complete Theme Show “QUEEN OF SOUL” featuring four of the greatest hits by the legendary artist Aretha Franklin. An expanded version of the same song reappears to conclude the show.

Think arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
Aretha Franklin’s hit song “Think” is the opener for the theme show “Queen Of Soul.” Capturing the true spirit of Aretha Franklin’s rendition, the driving tempo and intense feel provides the perfect pacing and musical material to begin the show.

leon-535532I Say a Little Prayer arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Difficulty
This arrangement serves as one of two production numbers in the complete Theme Show “QUEEN OF SOUL” featuring four of the greatest hits by the legendary artist Aretha Franklin. While capturing the trademark elements unique to the more sentimental and lighter style of Aretha Franklin, the arrangement provides a soulful and reflective change of pace, following the energetic opener “Think.”

Respect arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
Programmed as the second production number in the “Queen of Soul” theme show, this arrangement of Aretha Franklin’s most famous song mimics her style, creating non-stop excitement while capturing the soulful essence of her amazing hit song.

(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Difficulty
This arrangement of the Aretha Franklin hit song captures the soulful essence in a marching band setting with a lyrical treatment of the melody, and a tempo that works on the field and is programmed as the closer in the “Queen of Soul” theme show. The powerful chorus sounds out, and the piece concludes the show with a powerful and punctuated finality.

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Sucker arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
The Jonas Brothers are back with their hit song “Sucker.” Released March 1, 2019, the song debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs, a feat that has only happened 34 times in Billboard history. Tom’s chart makes off with the inherent rhythm and groove in a bandistic arrangement sure to please all involved.

Sweet But Psycho arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Difficulty
A current pop hit song by Ava Maxx. This is compelling pop music with a great tempo and catchy hook. The title says it all, and Jay works every little aspect of the song, making it an easy-to play and recognizable chart your band will love to play.

Flash arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
With its powerful rock anthem sound, “Flash” by the British rock band Queen has become a pop culture phenomena, performed at professional sport venues and heard in numerous media advertisement. Ignite your crowd and team with this intense arrangement.

leon-535529I Like It arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
A #1 hit song and “2019 Grammy Nominated Song of the Year” for rap artist Cardi B. “I Like It” is Latin hip-hop at its best, and your band will love playing this chart with its infectious groove and salsa beat that propels the popular and catchy hook.

Summertime arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Difficulty
“Summertime” is known the world over and is one of George Gershwin’s most recorded and famous songs. Jay’s arrangement features a sultry, but easy trumpet solo, leading into a high energy Latin treatment.

Immortals arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
“Immortals” was composed and recorded by American rock band Fall Out Boy for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Big Hero 6, based on the Marvel team of hi-tech comic superheroes. This arrangement by Tom Wallace captures the futuristic sonorities of the work, condenses the intense melodies and contrasting musical effects to provide the right mix for a compelling musical and visual production.