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New for the Field from ALFRED MUSIC 30 June, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Flowers arr. Victor Lopez, Grade 3
This 2023 monster hit from Miley Cyrus reached #1 status after just its first week! The Latin-rock feel of the chart makes it perfect for a marching band performance.

Changes arr. Mike Story, Grade 2
Here is one of David Bowie’s most creative and popular hits in a brand new arrangement by Mike Story. The chart’s contrasting styles and strong melodic content make it a perfect choice on or off the field.

Modern Love arr. Brian Scott, Grade 3
One of the late great David Bowie’s biggest hits was this hard-driving rocker. Veteran writer Brian Scott gives us a powerful and exciting new arrangement full of great sounds!

2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) arr. Jordan Barker, Grade 3
GRAMMY® award-winning singer and songwriter Lizzo had a hit with this one in 2022. Arranger Jordan Barker’s arrangement has incredible power and drive, and is a great choice for the stands this fall!

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Made You Look arr. Doug Adams, Grade 2
Looking for the perfect stands, dance, or drill team number? Look no further than this catchy tune from Meghan Trainor. The song has a definite retro feel, which will make it a hit will your band and audience alike!

Thriller arr. Mike Story, Grade 2
This iconic Michael Jackson classic is now in the easiest arrangement ever! Arranger Mike Story hits all the right notes with a chart that will make any band sound twice its size!

This Is Why arr. Nick Baratta, Grade 3
Here is one of rock band Paramore’s latest hits in a great new arrangement by Nick Baratta. This powerful chart has a strong groove, and is perfect for the stands, auxiliary features, or pep band.

Legendz arr. Nick Baratta, Grade 3
Feature your percussion section with this hot new offering from arranger Nick Baratta. Percussionists are the stars here, but the winds have enough cool licks to keep them involved. Try out “Legendz” from Free Guy for your next halftime show. This one sizzles!

Jingle Bell Rock arr. Doug Adams, Grade 2
If you are in the market for a great holiday tune, this is the one you want! It’s perfect for parades, the stands, or pep band use.

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About the Author:
A former band director, Ken taught grades 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in Central Ohio, and has been at Stanton’s since 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies. His interests include reading, history, traditional amusement parks, outdoor activities (especially hiking), and watching hockey.

Join Us with JOEL RANEY This Summer! 28 June, 2023

SACRED CHORAL READING SESSION
Saturday August 12, 2023
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Presented by Joel Raney
$25.00

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Joel Raney as our clinician for the August Sacred Choral Music reading session. Joel Raney started playing the piano sometime between learning to walk and learning to read. His love for gospel music began in a rural Baptist church in Alabama and it continues to strongly influence his music. After completing his degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Northern Alabama, he went on to earn a Masters in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. As the guiding creative force at Hope Publishing, he has hundreds of titles in print.

Besides his composing and arranging, Joel is a sought-after music clinician, choral conductor, and piano soloist. When not on the road, Joel is Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church in Oak Park, IL. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park with his wife Susie.

Your registration for the clinic includes a packet of over 30 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. Please note that there is no pre-registration for this session – all registration will take place on-site beginning at 8:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you on August 12th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Contact the Choral Department for more information on the Sacred Choral reading session.

SACRED PIANO READING SESSION
Saturday August 12, 2023
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Presented by Joel Raney
$5.00

Contact the Keyboard Department for more information on the Sacred Piano reading session.

Everlasting Arms 27 June, 2023

Everlasting Arms arr. Marianne Kim, for 1 piano 4 hands
Regarded as an incredibly creative and versatile writer, Marianne Kim demonstrates the same ingenuity in this four-hand piano collection that has made her piano and organ solo books so popular. This mix of upbeat and meditative hymns is infused with jazz rhythms and harmonies, giving a distinct flavor to enduring favorites.

Titles include: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?,” “It Is Well with My Soul,” “More Love to Thee, O Christ,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” and “In the Garden.”

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Top Hits of Today 26 June, 2023

FOR EASY PIANO
Chart Hits of 2022-2023
15 of today’s biggest hits arranged for easy piano with lyrics, including: Anti-Hero • Celestial • Flowers • Forget Me • Golden Hour • Hold Me Closer • I Ain’t Worried • Lift Me Up • Love Power • Quietly Yours • Something in the Orange • Sunroof • TV • Unholy • Victoria’s Secret.

Pop Songs in Easy Keys
You’ll love playing from the Hal Leonard “In Easy Keys” series! Each collection in this series includes over 20 songs written in an “easy” key – never more than one sharp or flat in the key signature. Melody, harmony, simple rhythms, and fingerings are included–as well as lyrics! Playing your favorite songs has never been easier! The Pop Songs collection includes 24 songs: All My Loving • Girls Just Want to Have Fun • Hello • Mr. Brightside • Old Town Road (Remix) • Party in the U.S.A. • Shake It Off • and more.

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Endless Summer Vacation by Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’s 8th studio album was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2023 thanks to the runaway success of its debut single “Flowers” which topped the Billboard Singles chart as soon as it was released! Our matching folio features all twelve songs arranged for easy piano with lyrics. Titles include: Flowers • Handstand • Island • Jaded • Muddy Feet • River • Rose Colored Lenses • Thousand Miles • Violet Chemistry • Wildcard • Wonder Woman • You.

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Popular Sheet Music: 25 Hits from 2020-2022
This song collection features the hottest hits from the past three years from some of its top stars: Adele, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, BTS, Rihanna, Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and more! Songs include: Anti-Hero • As It Was • Bad Habits • Blinding Lights • Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) • Drivers License • Dynamite • Easy on Me • Happier Than Ever • We Don’t Talk About Bruno • and more.

Chart Hits of 2022-2023
This collection features 14 of today’s hottest hits arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift) • Celestial (Ed Sheeran) • Flowers (Miley Cyrus) • Forget Me (Lewis Capaldi) • Golden Hour (JVKE) • I Ain’t Worried (OneRepublic) • Lift Me Up (Rihanna) • Love Power (Idina Menzel) • Quietly Yours (Birdy) • Something in the Orange (Zach Bryan) • Sunroof (Nicky Youre & dazy) • TV (Billy Eilish) • Unholy (Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras) • Victoria’s Secret (Jax).

Subtract by Ed Sheeran
The final installment of Ed Sheeran’s decade-spanning mathematical album era, this exclusive folio presents all fourteen songs from “-” (Subtract). Each song is arranged for piano, voice, and guitar with chord symbols, chord diagrams and full lyrics. Includes: Boat • Borderline • Colourblind • Curtains • Dusty • End of Youth • Eyes Closed • The Hills of Aberfeldy • Life Goes On • No Strings • Salt Water • Spark • Sycamore • Vega.

Endless Summer Vacation by Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’s 8th studio album was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2023 thanks to the runaway success of its debut single “Flowers” which topped the Billboard Singles chart for weeks at the start of the year! Our matching folio features all twelve songs arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: Flowers • Handstand • Island • Jaded • Muddy Feet • River • Rose Colored Lenses • Thousand Miles • Violet Chemistry • Wildcard • Wonder Woman • You.

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DAVID LANZ 2000-2022 23 June, 2023

David Lanz: Piano Sheet Music Collection 2000-2022
This folio is a highlight collection of 26 songs, selected by new age composer/pianist David Lanz, from his albums released 2000-2022. All songs have been transcribed for piano solo and approved by the artist.

Titles include: “”Amore Eterno Redux,” “Aria,” “The Butterfly,” “Chasing Aphrodite,” “First Snow,” “Jubilate,” “Kristina,” “La Estrella de la Navidad,” “La Luna Dell’Amante,” “Liverpool,” “Lost In Paradise,” “Love Is Truth,” “Lover’s Tarot,” “Midnight Kiss,” “My Little Moonbeams,” “Norwegian Rain,” “Painting the Sun,” “Rain Dancer,” “Sir George,” “The Soaring Heart,” “Sol Dance,” “A Song for Helen,” “The Sound of Wings,” “Temple Dance,” “To Touch the Sky,” and “The Visitor.”

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Wedding Music for Organ 22 June, 2023

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

The Oxford Book of Wedding Music
“The Oxford Book of Wedding Music” is the definitive collection of the most frequently requested organ music for weddings. All organists have their own particular favorites, but this volume brings together the small and select group of pieces that couples choose again and again: music that has stood the test of time, in practical arrangements that are designed to last.

The Complete Classical Wedding Book for Organ
Selected from the instrumental, vocal and orchestral repertoire, this organ collection provides a complete resource of classical music for weddings. The book is comprised of many sacred classics and other joyous and solemn selections appropriate for use at all wedding services. The quiet reflective pieces, intended for use before or during the service, are located in the front of the book followed by some wonderful festive works which may be used a processionals or recessionals.

The Complete Wedding Collection arr. Janet Linker
This all-in-one organ collection contains approximately thirty minutes of prelude music, as well as various processionals and recessionals for wedding ceremonies. A perfect “starter” book for students and young organists! Titles include: “Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music)” (Handel), “Arioso (from Cantata #156)” (Bach), “Bridal Chorus (from Lohengrin)” (Wagner), “Canon In D” (Pachelbel), “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach), “La Rejouissance (Rejoicing from Music for the Royal Fireworks)” (Handel), “Now Thank We All Our God” (Karg-Elert), “O Perfect Love” (Barnby/Linker), “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (Walther), “Priere a Notre-Dame (Prayer from Suite Gothique)” (Boellmann), “Processional in G Major” (Stanley), “Psalm 19” (Marcello), “Rigaudon” (Campra), “Rondeau (from Premiere Suite, 1st movement)” (Mouret), “Trumpet Tune” (Clarke), “Trumpet Voluntary” (Clarke), and “Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)” (Mendelssohn).

The Complete Wedding Collection II arr. Janet Linker
Titles include: “Adagio Molto” (Guilmant), “Ave Maria” (Bach/Gounod), “Ave Maria” (Schubert), “Choral Song” (Wesley), “Festive Procession” (Nicholson/Darwall), “Finale Jubilate” (Willan), “Flute Solo” (Arne), “Liebestraum” (Liszt), “March” (Handel), “March In D” (Purcell), “Meditation from Thais” (Massenet), “Now Thank We All Our God” (Bach), “Nun danket alle Gott” (Rembt), “Prayer” (Lemmens), “Te Deum” (Charpentier), and “Trumpet Voluntary in D” (Stanley).

Augsburg Organ Library: Marriage
The Augsburg Organ Library is a multi-volume collection that reflects the twentieth century renewal of the organ and its music. Following the publication of Healing and Funeral, the new Marriage volume completes the organist’s library of music for Life Passages, and offers 40 musical settings for marriage, 17 of these based on hymn tunes.

The Diane Bish Wedding Book arr. Diane Bish
Here’s a classical organ collection with “everything you’ve always wanted to play for a wedding.” These most-often requested pieces are conveniently compiled in one spiral-bound collection, and edited with her suggested registrations. Titles include Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” “Trumpet Voluntary,” by Jeremiah Clark, “Arioso in A” by Bach, Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” and Handel’s “Water Music.”

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About the Author:
Christopher B. grew up in eastern Kentucky in a musically diverse family, and began playing organ at the age of 12. He majored in vocal performance with minors in keyboards and conducting at Marshall University and later received a Master of Theological Studies in congregational ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Christopher has served as a church music director and organist for more than 20 years, presently serving as Director of Music and Worship Arts/Organist at Church of the Master United Methodist in Westerville, OH.

The Voices I Hear 21 June, 2023

The Voices I Hear by Will Kesling
Drawing from his five decades of success as a conductor and educator in the choral field, Will Kesling has compiled a comprehensive choral methods resource that addresses every necessary fundamental for achieving artistry in the choral art.

Written in clear and conversational language, this resource covers:
• Building a healthy and beautiful choral sound
• Dealing with vocal issues
• Selecting repertoire and programming concerts
• Developing score study skills and interpretive insights
• Understanding the characteristics of musical periods and composers
• Planning, preparing for, and running rehearsals

“The Voices I Hear” also explores important but often overlooked topics, including a discussion of performing sacred music in secular education settings, techniques for performing choral-orchestral works, choral versus orchestral conducting, and how to become a true “maestro.” Individual chapters also function as standalone topics of study.

A valuable read for emerging and seasoned conductors alike, “The Voices I Hear” is an expert study of the aesthetic, intellectual, and practical aspects of the choral art.

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MARIANNE KIM Piano-Organ Duets 19 June, 2023

Easy Piano-Organ Duets, Volume 2 arr. Marianne Kim
50 years ago, Donald P. Hustad and Tedd Smith arranged Easy Duets for Piano & Organ for the Church. That collection continues to be one of the best-selling keyboard books in our catalog. Creative arranger, Marianne Kim, now offers us a follow-up collection of ten accessible duets for piano and organ. Included are titles for Christmas, Lent, Easter and general occasions. Two books are needed for performance.

Titles include: “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” “Silent Night, Holy Night,” “Amazing Grace,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “How Firm a Foundation,” “It Is Well with My Soul,” “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.”

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MADE YOU LOOK! New Marching Band Titles from Arrangers Publishing 16 June, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Don’t Go Yet arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
Capturing the soulful melodies and Latin groove of Camila Cabello’s hit song, this arrangement’s interesting musical contrast and abundant design opportunities make this a great choice for a show production.

Made You Look arr. Jay Dawson, Medium Easy
For a change of pace, entertain with this doo-wop sensation from pop artist Meghan Trainor. Scored with Reduced Instrumentation, this will satisfy the needs of those looking for a way to showcase their smaller bands, while maintaining a full and balanced sound.

All In arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
“All In” by the sensational South Korean boy band Stray Kids provides the right mix of musical material for Tom Wallace to craft this powerful and intense, yet manageable opener. Show design opportunities abound.

As It Was arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
This arrangement of the worldwide hit song by Harry Styles grows more energetic and happier with each passing measure. An enjoyable play.

Music for a Sushi Restaurant arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
A strong intro and a sultry verse lead to a classic sounding horn lick in this arrangement of the Harry Styles hit song.

Flowers arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
Within a few days, this current #1 pop hit broke streaming and airplay records worldwide. With its massive popularity, and creative scoring by Tom Wallace, this arrangement is a great choice for show productions, pep band and special occasion performances.

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
This Tom Wallace arrangement is inspired by the compelling Latin groove created by world-famous Lil Nas X in his #1 hit song! With inherent production values, this chart will showcase in the stands or on the field.

Rap Hits arr. Tom Wallace, Medium
Arranged with pep bands in mind, these three famous rap songs provide choice musical moments, creatively arranged into three short timeout features. With over a billion YouTube views, you can count on your band, and audience, being well-acquainted with these “Rap Hits.”

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About the Author:
A former band director, Ken taught grades 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in Central Ohio, and has been at Stanton’s since 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies. His interests include reading, history, traditional amusement parks, outdoor activities (especially hiking), and watching hockey.

ENDLESS SUMMER VACATION from Miley Cyrus 14 June, 2023

Endless Summer Vacation for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Miley Cyrus’s 8th studio album was one of the most anticipated new releases of 2023 thanks to the runaway success of its debut single “Flowers” which topped the Billboard Singles chart for weeks at the start of the year! Our matching folio features all twelve songs arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Titles include: Flowers • Handstand • Island • Jaded • Muddy Feet • River • Rose Colored Lenses • Thousand Miles • Violet Chemistry • Wildcard • Wonder Woman • You.

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PATRIOTIC Music for Organ 13 June, 2023

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory arr. Janet Linker
Four patriotic hymns arranged for organ. Titles include: “Eternal Father, Strong to Save, “ Faith of Our Fathers,” “God of Our Fathers,” and “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.”

America the Beautiful (Five Patriotic Pieces for Organ)
A collection of hard-to-find patriotic standards. Titles include: “National Hymn” arr. Mark Thewes; “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” arr. John Knowles Paine; “America, A Fugue in Five Voices” arr. Eugene Thayer; “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” arr. Dudley Buck; and “Fanfare on America The Beautiful” arr. Matthew H. Corl.

Two Patriotic Pieces for Organ arr. Charles Callahan
Charles Callahan has prepared two contrasting organ settings of favorite patriotic hymn tunes. “Prelude on AMERICA” (God Bless Our Native Land; My Country, ‘Tis of Thee) features four gentle variations of this stirring tune, while “Hymn Fantasia on MELITA” (Eternal Father, Strong to Save) is a vigorous and rousing interpretation of John B. Dykes’s tune.

Variations on America arr. Charles Ives
Ives wrote this piece as a teenager for solo organ, and it was published in 1949 as a result of support from E. Power Biggs, a prominent concert organist and recording artist. While orchestrations of this piece are standard for concert band and orchestra, it has also been published in many successful arrangements for instruments such as flute, trumpet, and solo piano.

Sweet Land of Liberty compiled by Kevin Wallace
The great, stirring patriotic songs serve to unite Americans in spirit and purpose. Whether celebrating our country’s heritage or commemorating the life of one who fought for it, these songs draw people across generations together. This collection includes organ arrangements of the most popular national songs and hymns alongside Lani Smith’s enlightening treatment of “In Memoriam” based on the traditional bugle call “Taps.” Titles include: “God of Our Fathers” arr. Mary McDonald, “In Memoriam” arr. Lani Smith, “I Vow to Thee, My Country” arr. Anna Laura Page, “This Is My Song” arr. Lyndell Leatherman, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” arr. Mary McDonald, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” arr. Larry Shackley, “One Nation, Under God” arr. Lani Smith, “Toccata and Fugue on the National Anthem” arr. Lothar Bandermann, “Postlude on God of the Nations” arr. Matthew McConnell, “America the Beautiful” arr. Robert W. Thygerson, “Variations on America” arr. Anthony Giamanco, “Postlude on St. Dunstan’s” arr. Douglas E. Wagner, and “The Star-Spangled Banner” arr. Mary McDonald.

An American Tribute (A Suite of Patriotic Songs) arr. Robert J. Powell
Titles include: 1. An Evening Call to Prayer (Taps (DAY IS DONE), AR HYD Y NOS, MERRIAL, TALLIS’ CANON, EVENTIDE, STILLE NACHT); 2. A Prayer for the Protection of Our Armed Forces (HESPERUS, GOD OF OUR FATHERS, MONTEZUMA, MELITA); 3. War Is the Blemish on Any Nation’s Character (MATERNA, AMERICA (NATIONAL ANTHEM/ MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE), STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC); 4. In Memoriam: The Grief of Separation Tempered by Faith and Courage (Taps (DAY IS DONE); 5. National Glory Is Restored, but Trumped by the Promise of an “International” Resurrection (EASTER HYMN (WORGAN/LYRA DAVIDICA), DUKE STREET, VICTORY (PALESTRINA), Taps (DAY IS DONE).

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About the Author:
Christopher B. grew up in eastern Kentucky in a musically diverse family, and began playing organ at the age of 12. He majored in vocal performance with minors in keyboards and conducting at Marshall University and later received a Master of Theological Studies in congregational ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Christopher has served as a church music director and organist for more than 20 years, presently serving as Director of Music and Worship Arts/Organist at Church of the Master United Methodist in Westerville, OH.

The Business of Choir 12 June, 2023

The Business of Choir: A Choral Leader’s Guide for Organizational Growth by Emily Williams Burch & Alex Gartner
Today’s choral leaders wear many hats: fundraising director, development associate, communications manager, marketing designer, volunteer coordinator – the list goes well beyond beautiful choral performances. In many ways, leading a choir is much like running a business.

Written by two authors with extensive experience building choral programs from the ground up, The Business of Choir offers new insights, best practices, and practical action items for choral leaders looking to master the organizational and administrative elements of running a successful choral program.

Features include:
• A behind-the-scenes look at elements of running a choir that are seldom the focus of college music education courses.
• An actionable toolkit to bring a greater focus to accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in choral spaces.
• Strategies to demystify fundraising and finance.
• Practical approaches to recruitment, retention, marketing, volunteer management, and board interactions.

Whether you’re looking to expand your fundraising efforts, hire your first administrative professional, or fine-tune your organizational policies and practices, this resource will provide the direction and clarity you need as you take the next big step in your organization’s journey.

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Hal Leonard Vocal Method 09 June, 2023

The Hal Leonard Vocal Method by Roger Emerson
The Hal Leonard Vocal Method is designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of singing, using vocal exercises and popular songs. Complete with demonstration audio tracks, accompaniment tracks, and step-by-step video instruction, this easy-to-use beginner’s guide serves as an introduction to everything needed to begin singing with proper technique. Topics covered include: posture, breathing, warm-ups, consonants, vowels, phrasing, vibrato and range extension.

Available in editions for Soprano/Alto (songs include: “At Last,” “Dancing Queen,” “Don’t Know Why,” “I Will Remember You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” “A Thousand Years,” and more) and Tenor/Bass (songs include: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Fire and Rain,” “Hallelujah,” “Mad World,” “Stand by Me,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Yesterday,” and more).

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MAX REGER Complete Organ Works 07 June, 2023

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

Max Reger: Complete Organ Works
The edition of Max Reger’s “Complete Organ Works,” divided into seven volumes, is based on the volumes of the Reger Complete Edition edited by Hans Klotz. In a comprehensive preface, Hans Haselböck comments on the background of each work and provides detailed suggestions for a stylistically authentic interpretation. A clearly organized chronological table of Reger’s organ works offers important orientation aids for everyone wishing to place this important complex of works in its biographical-historical context.

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About the Author:
Christopher B. grew up in eastern Kentucky in a musically diverse family, and began playing organ at the age of 12. He majored in vocal performance with minors in keyboards and conducting at Marshall University and later received a Master of Theological Studies in congregational ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Christopher has served as a church music director and organist for more than 20 years, presently serving as Director of Music and Worship Arts/Organist at Church of the Master United Methodist in Westerville, OH.

Join Us for EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE 2023 06 June, 2023

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday August 26, 2023
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Presented by Jim Gallagher
$25.00

Stanton’s is pleased to announce our 30th annual Excellence in Choral Literature reading session. This session is designed to help you select concert and festival literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s ensembles as well as classic literature from the choral canon. Led by Jim Gallagher, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, the Excellence Clinic is a valuable Stanton’s tradition for school, college, and community choir directors.

Registration is now open! Visit stantons.com/clinics to register, and contact us for more information.

Chart Hits of 2022-2023 05 June, 2023

Chart Hits of 2022-2023 for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
This collection features 14 of today’s hottest hits arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift) • Celestial (Ed Sheeran) • Flowers (Miley Cyrus) • Forget Me (Lewis Capaldi) • Golden Hour (JVKE) • I Ain’t Worried (OneRepublic) • Lift Me Up (Rihanna) • Love Power (Idina Menzel) • Quietly Yours (Birdy) • Something in the Orange (Zach Bryan) • Sunroof (Nicky Youre & dazy) • TV (Billy Eilish) • Unholy (Sam Smith feat. Kim Petras) • Victoria’s Secret (Jax).

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Classics Come Alive! 02 June, 2023

recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral & Classroom Music Specialists

Classics Come Alive (20 Interactive Music Stories from the Middle Ages to Modern Day) by Mark Burrows
“Classics Come Alive!” is a collection of 20 stories from the history of classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to Modern Day. Each story is fun, educational, and highly interactive, inviting students to be not just attentive listeners, but active participants. Each is 3-5 minutes long, perfect as a short introduction to a composer, an end-of-class activity when you have a few minutes left and need something fun and content-rich, or a connector activity between an element of music you are exploring and a famous composer. But best of all, there are no materials needed, no props, no set up, no prep. Just you, your students, and the readiness to explore some great stories in new ways!

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About the Authors:
Jen Sper is a Choral Music Specialist here at Stanton’s Sheet Music. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College (now University) Conservatory of Music, and taught 7-12 choir, music theory, class piano, and drama in Southern Ohio before joining the Stanton’s team in 2006. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen can also often be found exploring the exciting restaurant, brewery, and theater scenes in Columbus, wandering through the local metro parks, visiting family around the Great Lakes, or at home with her very friendly cat.

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years and a former church choir director of 20 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!