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Essential Elements Music Class 31 July, 2023

EEMC

NOW AVAILABLE FROM STANTON’S SHEET MUSIC: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS MUSIC CLASS

Hal Leonard’s EE Music Class provides exclusive resources for music classrooms. Our song library includes elementary music standards, popular music, and Disney favorites—all professionally arranged and professionally recorded specifically with the elementary music classroom in mind. We offer 180 fully developed, sequential lessons that seamlessly integrate social emotional learning competencies and musical skills vertically aligned for various age levels. In addition, EEMC includes a wealth of growing resources, including a library of Hal Leonard Digital Books, full Recorder and Ukulele Methods, as well as hundreds of worksheets and online activities.

Subscribe now for only $299.00 for a one-year subscription! Contact us for more information, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Illuminare by Elaine Hagenberg 28 July, 2023

Illuminare by Elaine Hagenberg
“llluminare” is Elaine’s first extended work, consisting of five-movements for SATB chorus and chamber orchestra. Using lesser-known sacred Latin, Greek, and English texts, the piece takes us through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. But as Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating our future and guiding us in peace.

“Illuminare” can be performed with piano alone, string orchestra, or chamber orchestra.

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IN ONE MONTH: Excellence in Choral Literature 26 July, 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.

NEW Sacred Piano Ensemble Collections 25 July, 2023

recommended by Caryn G. and Christopher B., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

The Heavens Are Telling arr. Stan & James Pethel
Arrangers Stan and James Pethel present settings of 12 classical masterworks in this brilliant collection arranged for four-hand piano. From Brahms’ ever-popular How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place to Beethoven’s The Heavens Are Telling, intermediate-level pianists will find this volume a superb resource for worship services and recitals. Titles include: “The Heavens Are Telling,” “Meditation (based on The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. 1, No. 1),” “Achieved Is the Glorious Work,” “Lacrimosa,” “The Shepherd’s Farewell to the Holy Family,” “Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel),” “Thaxted,” “Ave Verum Corpus,” “Sine Nomine,” “Largo (from New World Symphony),” “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” and “Lift Thine Eyes.”

Camp Meeting Jubilee arr. Mark Hayes
Get ready to bring the house down with this new, foot-tapping medley of gospel favorites from Mark Hayes. Written for two pianos, this arrangement is perfect for worship services, recitals, and festivals. Full of Mark’s signature virtuosity, everyone is guaranteed to leave the room smiling whenever this piece is presented! Titles include: “Standing on the Promises,” “There Is Power in the Blood,” and “He Keeps Me Singing.”

Celtic Hymns Settings for 4-Hand Piano arr. Larry Shackley
This is a meditative musical tour of the British Isles. Larry Shackley gathers together some of the most memorable hymn tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and presents them in fresh settings that emphasize their timeless folk-like beauty. Ideal for offertories, communion services or times of personal reflection, these arrangements will reacquaint you with favorite melodies and introduce you to new gems. Titles include: “All Through the Night,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Brother James’ Air,” “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown,” “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” “Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor,” “Morning Has Broken,” and “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus.”

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran College (Washington state). She has over 24 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments, specializing in sacred piano music. She is a church pianist/accompanist and has enjoyed being a piano teacher and singing in many choirs over the years. When not working at Stanton’s or at church, she loves spending time with family members and friends, traveling and exploring, watching movies, reading, bike riding and most recently trying to better her culinary knowledge and be a little more artsy by painting rocks and water coloring.

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.

March Classics for Community Band 24 July, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Americans We by Henry Fillmore/arr. Robert E. Foster, Grade 4
This may be one of the most popular marches of the hundreds that were written by Henry Fillmore. Robert Foster has clarified some inconsistencies in the original quick-step size edition and provided extensive program notes on performing this marvelous march.

Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite by Karl L. King/arr. Andrew Glover, Grade 4
Unquestionably Karl King’s masterpiece, “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” March is now available in this wonderful new centennial edition arranged by Andrew Glover. Fully restored from the original 1913 edition, and with carefully edited parts for modern band, your audience will thrill to the exciting sounds of the circus with this brilliant march! Includes many pages of extensive historical and performance notes as well as biographical information on the composer.

The Black Horse Troop by John Philip Sousa/arr. Frederick Fennell, Grade 3
6/8 provides the perfect style to salute noble riders and their steeds. Fanfarish flairs, and an especially tuneful trio the audience will leave whistling (and in step!).

Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik/arr. J.S. Seredy/ed. Van B. Ragsdale, Grade 4
One of the most popular European-style marches, “Entry of the Gladiators” is best-known to many listeners as the entry music of the traditional circus. This popular classic, with its oh-so-hummable trio, is presented here in a first-class edition for concert band that will light up any program by a group that can tackle it with the requisite energy and fire.

Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa/arr. Keith Brion & Loras Schissel, Grade 3.5
An authentic John Philip Sousa, Inc edition of the famous classic march created from Sousa’s own band parts by Keith Brion & Loras Schissel. Includes copious notes and performance suggestions including the various chime parts used by John Philip Sousa himself. This familiar patriotic standard should be in every band library.

Radetsky March by Johann Strauss/arr. Alfred Reed, Grade 3.5
An outstanding arrangement of the famous Strauss march which retains all of the charm of the original. Arranged by Alfred Reed, this march provides an opportunity for directors to program a European style march in a version that takes advantage of all of a concert band’s capabilities!

National Emblem March by E.E. Bagley/arr. Frederick Fennell, Grade 4
Known as Frederick Fennel’s favorite march, E.E. Bagley’s composition is often misunderstood as a John Phillip Sousa tune. Incorporating The Star-Spangled Banner and original music, this favorite warhorse march will surely bring smiles to the faces of your audience and students alike. One of the greatest marches of all time, this rousing epitome of band marches belongs in every good band library.

Rolling Thunder March by Henry Fillmore/arr. Andrew Glover, Grade 4
Oil up the valves and slides, take a deep breath and away you go with one of Henry Fillmore’s greatest and most dynamic circus marches. At the circus it was used to generate excitement while on the concert stage it’s known as show-stopper. Your mature band will love this impressive and challenging arrangement of a true march classic!

Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa/arr. Keith Brion & Loras Schissel, Grade 3.5
This special edition has been created from the original Sousa traveling band’s parts and includes extensive rehearsal and program notes for directors about the performance practices of the period.

Washington Post by John Philip Sousa/arr. Keith Brion & Loras Schissel, Grade 3.5
One of Sousa Best! Includes historical information and notes about the performance practices of the Sousa band. This is THE edition of this incredibly popular march!

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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.

Reflections for Worship 21 July, 2023

recommended by Caryn G. and Christopher B., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Reflections for Worship for 4-Hand Piano arr. Mark Hayes
Here are nine settings of popular new hymns and songs from Dan Schutte, Michael Joncas, Sebastian Temple, Marty Haugen and others. This collection is based upon liturgical songs from the mass that have transcended denominational lines and religious traditions. These beautiful and inspiring songs have made their way into Protestant circles and beyond, blessing countless congregations and parishes around the world. These tasteful settings for 4-hand piano from Mark Hayes give voice to the Psalmist’s words, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”

Titles include: “Ave Maria,” “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “Lord of the Dance,” “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “One Bread, One Body,” “Rain Down,” and “Shepherd Me, O God.”

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran College (Washington state). She has over 24 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments, specializing in sacred piano music. She is a church pianist/accompanist and has enjoyed being a piano teacher and singing in many choirs over the years. When not working at Stanton’s or at church, she loves spending time with family members and friends, traveling and exploring, watching movies, reading, bike riding and most recently trying to better her culinary knowledge and be a little more artsy by painting rocks and water coloring.

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.

Adventures of INDIANA JONES for the Field 20 July, 2023

adventures of indiana jones john williams paul lavender

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Adventures of Indiana Jones arr. Paul Lavender, Grade 3
Here’s a fast-paced and powerful arrangement using the familiar themes from John Williams’ “Indiana Jones” soundtrack. Includes “Raiders March” and “Marion’s Theme.”

Raiders March arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 4
Featured in all of the “Indiana Jones” movies, John Williams’ iconic theme is as vibrant and memorable as ever. Jay captures all the excitement and adventure in this powerful arrangement.

Raiders March arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 2-3
Here’s the unforgettable adventure theme from the “Indiana Jones” movie franchise. Scored for young players this will sound great with minimal rehearsal time.

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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.

Counterpoint: Partner Songs & Canons 19 July, 2023

recommended by Jen Sper, School Choral Music Specialist

Counterpoint: Partner Songs and Canons for Singers of Any Age compiled and edited by Anna Wentlent
Encourage independent harmony singing with this carefully chosen collection of partner songs and canons. With accessible mid-range vocal parts, universal themes, and a number of folk songs and classical melodies, this practical resource will be useful year after year. The music and lyrics will appeal to any age: fourth-graders just beginning their choral journey, developing middle schoolers, high school students in need of review and reinforcement, and even inexperienced adults. Includes reproducible song sheets with isolated vocal parts, making it easy to find, follow, and mark parts. The piano accompaniment tracks may be used in rehearsal, for performance, or as an at-home tool for individual practice. Great for beginners or as a rebuilding resource!

Titles include: “Alleluia! I Will Sing,” “Circle of Our Song,” “How I Love My America,” “Peaceful River,” “Snow Is Falling Still,” “Figgy Pudding!,” “Hine Ma Tov,” “Kyrie Canon,” “A Mozart Canon,” and “The Water Is Wide.”

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About the Author:
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.

Alleluias for the Piano by Pepper Choplin 18 July, 2023

alleluias for the piano pepper choplin

recommended by Caryn G. and Christopher B., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Alleluias for the Piano: Hymn Arrangements to Lift Our Praise arr. Pepper Choplin
Featuring music that highlights the word Alleluia in either title or text, these well-crafted arrangements will layer both the sanctuary and concert hall in joyful sound! Most of these highly creative selections are suitable for use anytime throughout the church year, and every arrangement is sure to enhance any worship or recital setting. Recommended!

Titles include: “Come, Christians, Join to Sing (Hallelujah, Amen!),” “Michael, Row the Boat/Shall We Gather at the River?,” “Man of Sorrows (Hallelujah, What a Savior),” “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done,” “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “Hallelujah! What a Savior,” “Halle, Halle Doxology,” “Revive Us Again,” and “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise as the Saints Go Marching In.”

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran College (Washington state). She has over 24 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments, specializing in sacred piano music. She is a church pianist/accompanist and has enjoyed being a piano teacher and singing in many choirs over the years. When not working at Stanton’s or at church, she loves spending time with family members and friends, traveling and exploring, watching movies, reading, bike riding and most recently trying to better her culinary knowledge and be a little more artsy by painting rocks and water coloring.

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 BEST NEW ARRANGEMENTS for Marching Band 2023 17 July, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

from ARRANGERS’ PUBLISHING
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.

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.

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.

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.

from HAL LEONARD
Adventures of Indiana Jones arr. Paul Lavender, Grade 3
Here’s a fast-paced and powerful arrangement using the familiar themes from John Williams’ “Indiana Jones” soundtrack. Includes “Raiders March” and “Marion’s Theme.”

Heaven arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Originally a hit for Bryan Adams in 1985, this version for the field is based on the recording by DJ Sammy and features a hot dance groove and a driving pulse. Great for either the stands or dancing!

Holding Out for a Hero arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
This epic rock anthem recorded by Bonnie Tyler hit the charts in 1984, and has appeared in films and pop culture ever since. With dramatic effects and a burning tempo throughout, you couldn’t ask for a stronger closer or stands tune!

Madonna arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
The music of 80s pop diva Madonna never gets old! With a dramatic intro using “Like a Prayer,” this exciting production number follows with dance grooves on “Into the Groove” and “Material Girl.”

My Prerogative arr. Ishbah Cox, Grade 3-4
Recorded by Bobby Brown in 1988, this hip hop classic has remained popular thanks to cover versions and pop culture. Ishbah Cox brings it to life for the marching field with the signature riff scored for low brass and the powerful chorus for full band.

Tank! arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
Written for the Japanese anime series “Cowboy Bebop,” this blazing theme has taken on a life of its own! Slightly quirky, but definitely bombastic, this chart is sure to create a buzz!

2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Singer/rapper superstar Lizzo continues to shake up the charts! “2 Be Loved” features a retro groove and a rhythmic drive perfect for dance features or just rockin’ the stands.

from ALFRED MUSIC
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!

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!

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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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.

Organ Music from JEREMY BANKSON 14 July, 2023

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

Hymns of Promise (Three Settings for Organ) by Jeremy Bankson
We are always being asked for settings of more recent hymn tunes, from the late twentieth century to more current ones. Jeremy Bankson has provided uplifting organ arrangements of John Bell’s KELVINGROVE, Natalie Sleeth’s HYMN OF PROMISE, and Marty Haugen’s HEALER OF OUR EVERY ILL. Congregations everywhere sing these tried-and-true tunes, and organ versions are in short supply!

Trumpet Tune in G by Jeremy Bankson
A reworking of the composer’s original edition for brass quintet and organ, this jubilant and original composition will be a welcome addition the repertoire for organ and solo trumpet. It can also be played by organ alone, with cue notes provided for all the trumpet passages.

A Lutheridge Collection (Hymn Improvisations and Accompaniments) arr. Jeremy Bankson
Jeremy Bankson’s experience as a creative hymn player shines through these introductions and alternate accompaniments to eight hymn tunes, including DIX and OSOSO. This collection was written as a response to his popular hymn playing classes at the Lutheridge Music Week conference. Titles include: “Beverly,” “Blaenwern,” “Dix,” “Festal Song in the key of A,” “Festal Song in the key of B-flat,” “Ososŏ,” “Praise, My Soul,” “Tallis’ Canon,” and “Wie schön leuchtet.”

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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.

CLASSIC HITS from Hal Leonard for Marching Band 2023 13 July, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Running Up That Hill arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
Thanks to a dramatic scene from season 4 of the popular series “Stranger Things,” Kate Bush’s hit from 1985 is back on top of the charts! This emotion-charged arrangement is perfect for the field or stands.

Reach Out (I’ll Be There) arr. Ishbah Cox, Grade 3-4
One of the classic Motown hits from the 1960’s, this became the signature song of the Four Tops. With distinctive harmonies and an anthem-like chorus, this high energy arrangement is perfect for the field or in the stands.

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
Recorded by Journey in 1983, this rock hit remains as popular as ever in movies and pop culture. With the familiar anthem-like chorus and solid rock groove, this chart generates energy from start to finish!

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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.

IN ONE MONTH: Sacred Reading Sessions with Joel Raney 12 July, 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.

New Music from the Coronation of King Charles III 10 July, 2023

Make a Joyful Noise by Andrew Lloyd Webber, SATB with piano
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s coronation anthem “Make a Joyful Noise” is a newly commissioned composition written for the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023. The setting of Psalm 98 is scored for the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Coronation Orchestra, made up of some of the world’s greatest musicians, drawn from eight leading orchestras of the former Prince of Wales’ patronages, from across the UK and Canada. This official edition is presented for SATB choir and piano reduction.

Coronation Kyrie by Paul Mealor, SATB with organ
Commissioned by His Majesty King Charles III for The Coronation. Premiered at Westminster Abbey, 6th May 2023 at The Coronation by Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, The Choirs of Westminster Abbey and His Majesty’s Chapel Royal & Peter Holder, Organist, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha.

Coronation Agnus Dei by Tarik O’Regan, SATB with organ
Commissioned by His Majesty King Charles III for The Coronation. Premiered at Westminster Abbey, 6th May 2023 at The Coronation by The Choirs of Westminster Abbey and His Majesty’s Chapel Royal & Peter Holder, Organist, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha.

Alleluia (O Sing Praises) by Debbie Wiseman, SATB a cappella
Commissioned by His Majesty King Charles III for The Coronation. Premiered at Westminster Abbey, 6th May 2023 at The Coronation by The Choirs of Westminster Abbey and His Majesty’s Chapel Royal & Peter Holder, Organist, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha.

Alleluia (O Clap Your Hands) by Debbie Wiseman, SATB with organ
Commissioned by His Majesty King Charles III for The Coronation. Premiered at Westminster Abbey, 6th May 2023 at The Coronation by The Choirs of Westminster Abbey and His Majesty’s Chapel Royal & Peter Holder, Organist, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha.

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Modern Hits from Hal Leonard for Marching Band 2023 07 July, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Singer/rapper superstar Lizzo continues to shake up the charts! “2 Be Loved” features a retro groove and a rhythmic drive perfect for dance features or just rockin’ the stands.

Somebody Told Me arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
If you’re looking for something with a relentless hard-driving pulse along with soaring horn lines, look no further than Matt’s powerful version of the Killers’ rock hit “Somebody Told Me!”

Animal arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Recorded by Neon Trees in 2010, this uptempo rocker remains a consistent favorite in pop culture. Scored with a variety of textures and dynamic contrasts, this chart provides plenty of drive and excitement.

Heaven arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Originally a hit for Bryan Adams in 1985, this version for the field is based on the recording by DJ Sammy and features a hot dance groove and a driving pulse. Great for either the stands or dancing!

Bloody Mary arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
Adopted in connection with the iconic dance scene from the Netflix series “Wednesday,” this Lady Gaga hit features a gothic flavor and driving dance groove. Lots of production possibilities here!

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train arr. Michael Brown & Omar Carmenates, Grade 3-4
From this immensely popular Japanese anime movie (worldwide highest-grossing film of 2020) comes a soundtrack packed with drama and adventure. With careful pacing and bold themes, this is something unique and dramatic for the field.

Tank! arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
Written for the Japanese anime series “Cowboy Bebop,” this blazing theme has taken on a life of its own! Slightly quirky, but definitely bombastic, this chart is sure to create a buzz!

Narco arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 3-4
Created by Blasterjaxx & Timmy Trumpet, this song was initially popular as “walkout” music for baseball pitcher Edwin Diaz, and is now heard frequently in stadiums and arenas across the country. The soaring trumpet line and driving beat creates instant electricity.

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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.

Glory to God! 06 July, 2023

glory to god allen pote

recommended by Caryn G. and Christopher B., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Glory to God: Settings for 4-Hand Piano arr. Allen Pote
These six settings of familiar hymns have been creatively arranged for four-hand piano. Useful year-round for preludes, offertories, and postludes. Titles include: “God of Grace and God of Glory,” “How Firm a Foundation,” “O Jesus, I Have Promised,” “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” and “To God Be the Glory.”

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran College (Washington state). She has over 24 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments, specializing in sacred piano music. She is a church pianist/accompanist and has enjoyed being a piano teacher and singing in many choirs over the years. When not working at Stanton’s or at church, she loves spending time with family members and friends, traveling and exploring, watching movies, reading, bike riding and most recently trying to better her culinary knowledge and be a little more artsy by painting rocks and water coloring.

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.

COMING SOON: 30th Annual Excellence in Choral Literature 05 July, 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

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Stage & Screen Titles for Community Band 03 July, 2023

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Concert Celebration arr. Calvin Custer, Grade 4
The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber continues to dominate the entertainment scene and is now available in this spectacular medley for band, choir, and strings. What better way to close a concert with the combined ensembles! Titles include: “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Music of the Night,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Superstar,” “King Herod’s Song,” “Memory,” and “Go Go Go Joseph.”

At the Movies – The Classics arr. Justin Williams, Grade 3
From the bold and dramatic to the toe-tapping and emotional, the piece is a trip down a star-studded memory lane. Titles include: “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” and “Over the Rainbow.”

Best of the West! (Medley) arr. Michael Story, Grade 3
A rollicking medley of four popular, contrasting western movie themes including: “I’m On My Way” (from Paint Your Wagon), “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “The Magnificent Seven.” It just can’t get any better. So grab your popcorn . . . Gitty up! Ride ’em cowboy!

The Complete Harry Potter arr. Jerry Brubaker, Grade 4
The wizard lives on! Some of the most beautiful and exciting themes from all of the Harry Potter movies are beautifully arranged into one manageable work. Over a ten-year period, four different composers contributed poignant and truly magical scores to eight award-winning films. Titles include: “Hedwig’s Theme,” “Nimbus 2000,” “Hogwarts,” “Quidditch,” “Harry’s Wondrous World,” “Fawkes the Phoenix,” “Harry in Winter,” “Dumbledore’s Farewell,” “Voldemort,” and the intense “Elder Wand” theme! Other themes include “Lily’s Theme,” “The Friends,” “The Weasly Stomp,” and “Obliviate.” A fitting finale, John Williams’ compelling “Family Portrait” theme is used as a send-off in the closing scene of the final film as the future wizards board the Hogwarts Express.

Beauty and the Beast (Medley) arr. Calvin Custer, Grade 3
Featuring the beloved music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast and also the stunning 2017 live-action movie, here is a beautifully arranged medley for concert band. Titles include: “Belle,” “Gaston,” “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Pirates of the Caribbean (Soundtrack Highlights) arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
Ted Ricketts has adapted the exciting film score from Disney’s first Pirates of the Caribbean film (“The Curse of the Black Pearl”) for concert band with this well-paced medley that captures the most dramatic moments from the original soundtrack. Titles include: “The Medallion Calls,” “The Black Pearl,” “To the Pirates Cave,” “One Last Shot,” and “He’s a Pirate.”

Pixar Movie Magic arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
Since 1995 when Toy Story was released, the creative team at Pixar Studios has given us heartwarming stories and unforgettable characters that appeal to audiences of all ages – and the music created for these films is an integral part of their popularity and charm. Michael Brown has created a terrific medley of these familiar melodies including: “The Glory Days” (The Incredibles), “The Spirit of Adventure” (Up), “Ratatouille Main Theme,” “The Big Race” (Cars), and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (Toy Story).

Selections from Encanto arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3
From Disney’s blockbuster animated feature, here is a terrific medley for the concert stage featuring plenty of Latin excitement. Titles include: “The Family Madrigal,” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” “Dos Oruguitas,” “Surface Pressure,” and “Waiting on a Miracle.”

Selections from Moana arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 3
Disney’s blockbuster animated film features catchy songs from the composer of Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here’s an entertaining medley for the concert stage that includes: “How Far I’ll Go,” “We Know the Way,” “Where You Are,” and “You’re Welcome.”

Phantom of the Opera (Medley) arr. Warren Barker, Grade 4.5
Warren Barker’s magical setting is as fresh-sounding today as when it was first published in 1988. Titles include: “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Point of No Return,” “All I Ask of You,” “Angel of Music,” “Think of Me,” and “The Music of the Night.”

Suite from The Star Wars Epic – Part II arr. Robert W. Smith, Grade 3.5
Playable alone or with Part 1 (#24772), the “Suite from the Star Wars Epic – Part II” completes the journey. John Williams’ stellar film scores have received global acclaim for decades. Robert W. Smith has selected four cherished themes in three movements. Included are “Princess Leia’s Theme” (from Episode IV: A New Hope), “Imperial March/The Forest Battle” (from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) and (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), and Star Wars Main Title from all six episodes.

West Side Story (Medley) arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 3
The timeless music of Leonard Bernstein is woven together in this exceptional medley of songs from his best-known musical. Titles include: “Maria,” “Tonight,” “One Hand, One Heart,” “Cool,” and “Somewhere.”

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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.