News & Views Monday, July 22, 2024

Disney Songs for Sing & Strum UKULELE 31 May, 2024

Disney Strum & Sing Ukulele
Strum and sing 60 Disney classics with this collection. Each song is presented with simply the lyrics and chords. Songs include: Baby Mine • Be Our Guest • Beauty and the Beast • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Chim Chim Cher-ee • Colors of the Wind • Do You Want to Build a Snowman? • Friend Like Me • Hakuna Matata • How Far I’ll Go • I See the Light • Into the Unknown • It’s a Small World • Lava • Let It Go • Reflection • Remember Me (Ernesto de la Cruz) • Some Day My Prince Will Come • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious • We Don’t Talk About Bruno • When She Loved Me • When You Wish upon a Star • A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme) • You’re Welcome • You’ve Got a Friend in Me • and more!

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MARCHING BAND 2024 Five Star Features 30 May, 2024

recommended by Ken Tilger and Austin Swack, Band Education Specialists

Avalon arr. Dallas C. Burke, Medium Easy
This uptempo take on the jazz classic sits right in the pocket and swings hard while remaining playable.

Cartoon Hits! arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Including the popular themes from “Bluey,” “Doug,” and “Fairly Odd Parents,” this entertaining collection of hit cartoon themes is perfect for time-outs or short stadium blasts!

Choose Your Fighter arr. Doug Adams, Grade 2
With its catchy melody and driving percussion, singer Ava Max’s hit song from the “Barbie” soundtrack is a natural for marching band. The powerful scoring by arranger Doug Adams will make any band sound twice it size!

Dance the Night arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3-4
From the blockbuster movie “Barbie,” this driving hit recorded by pop star Dua Lipa is a great tune for the stands, or an entertaining dance feature.

Don’t You (Forget About Me) arr. Ishbah Cox, Grade 3
Some songs from the 80s never seem to grow old and this smash hit recorded by Simple Minds is certainly one of these. With its memorable melody and powerful drive, you won’t soon forget about this one!

Eye of the Tiger arr. Scott Boerma & Chuck Ricotta, Grade 3
Recorded by Survivor in 1982 for the movie “Rocky III,” this rock anthem has come to epitomize the emotion and drama of competition. Scott Boerma’s arrangement takes this hit to new levels of excitement for any sports arena!

Human Nature arr. Allen Gray, Medium Easy
This hit from Michael Jackson makes a powerful funky masterpiece that will make the press box tremble!

Lil Boo Thang arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 3
Initially popular as a TikTok sensation, Paul Russell’s “Lil Boo Thang” samples the 70s hit “Best of My Love” by The Emotions. This viral hit features a catchy tune and infectious dance groove.

Malaguena arr. Dallas C. Burke, Medium Easy
Dallas Burke delivers a take on the ultimate Latin opener that is truly fire from start to finish! There’s no better way to start a show!

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) arr. Matt Conaway & Matt Finger, Grade 3-4
Just try not to dance to this wildly infectious and exciting hit by Shakira. Originally recorded as the official theme for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the song is as popular as ever with nearly 4 billion YouTube views!

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About the Authors:
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.

Austin Swack joined the Stanton’s team after a decade of teaching band in Texas public schools, where his ensembles were consistently recognized for superior performance. He is equally at home with beginner and advanced students and has extensive experience programming for ensembles at all ability levels. Additionally, he is a versatile arranger as well as an experienced clinician and adjudicator. In his free time, Austin enjoys running, cycling, and cheering on the Blue Jackets!

Epic Pop & Rock Medleys for Piano Duet 29 May, 2024

Epic Pop & Rock Medleys for Piano Duet arr. Kevin Olson, for Intermediate to Early Advanced Piano 4-hands
Get ready for seven amazing pop and rock medleys to show off your piano skills with your favorite duet partner! These medleys are expertly arranged by Kevin Olson and feature the following artistes: THE BEATLES: Day Tripper, Penny Lane, Lady Madonna, Let It Be • BRUNO MARS: Uptown Funk, Grenade, When I Was Your Man, That’s What I Like • ELTON JOHN: Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Crocodile Rock • MICHAEL JACKSON: I Want You Back, I’ll Be There, Thriller • NIRVANA: Smells Like Teen Spirit, All Apologies, Heart Shaped Box • QUEEN: Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions • and TAYLOR SWIFT: Shake It Off, Love Story, Blank Space.

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Handbell Collections for Summer and Beyond 24 May, 2024

recommended by Jennifer F., Handbell Music Specialist

Classic Rings II for Church & School arr. Martha Lynn Thompson, 3 octaves, Level 1-2
This collection of familiar, classics includes mostly works from the baroque period, but some contemporary tunes as well. You’ll find compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, Verdi, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Bizet, and more. As you work your way through the 37 titles the arrangements get progressively more advanced moving from Level 1 to 2. Tips for teaching rhythms are included throughout. This resource is reproducible, making it a great value.

Learn to Ring Volume 2 arr. Martha Lynn Thompson, 2-3 octaves, Level 1+-2+
This collection has 30 pieces arranged separately for 2 octave and 3 octave bell or chime choirs. There are familiar and not-so-familiar pieces which include secular, sacred, patriotic, Christmas, and “classics.” They range in level from Level 1- to 2+. The entire collection is reproducible, making it a bargain for your choirs!

Ring with Less arr. Martha Lynn Thompson, for 4-8 ringers
A collection of eight pieces for 4-8 ringers without tables, using 13-16 bells between D5 and C7. Each setting is only two pages long. Titles include: “Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue,” “Havah Nagila,” “He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Holy Manna,” “Still, Still, Still,” and “To God Be the Glory.”

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About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 20 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is Director of Handbells at Worthington Presbyterian Church, and sings in the First Church Choir and rings with the First Church Ringers at First Congregational Church in Columbus Ohio. When not singing or ringing, Jennifer can be found doing conformation and other competitive sports with her three standard long haired dachshunds, Fanny, Frenchie, and Lukas.

March Madness for Community Band 22 May, 2024

recommended by Ken Tilger and Austin Swack, Band Education Specialists

Cosmopolitan America by Helen May Butler/arr. Clarence E. Barber, Grade 4
Helen May Butler was one of the most successful female conductors in the history of the concert band. Band music was a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan America was selected as the official march of the Republican Party during the 1904 election campaign.

Entry of the Acrobats by Kelly Bennette, Grade 3
Written in the style of the marches used in circuses to accompany acrobats, this march harkens back to a longstanding band tradition. Filled with surprises, filigree, and theater, it is a work that adds a special sparkle to a program.

Golden Panther March by Robert Sheldon, Grade 3.5
If a traditional march could be called “fresh and new!” “The Golden Panther March” would check every box. Composer Robert Sheldon has given us a wonderful new march in 6/8 that has all the calling cards of a traditional style march, perfect for contest & festival performance, with all of the modern charm we have come to love from this beloved composer. As well-suited to a concert opener as it is to an enthusiastic encore, the “Golden Panther March” will be the hit of any concert.

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Auld Lang Syne by Karl L. King/arr. Andrew Glover, Grade 3.5
Karl King composed his “Auld Lang Syne” March using the oldest song of friendship as the basis for the trio, but cleverly interweaves various Scottish folk tunes in this beautifully crafted march. Perfect for a variety of performance situations, this march has a special stately quality to it which will impress audiences and challenge performers. This Karl L. King Centennial edition includes extensive historical background information, program notes, performance suggestions, and much more.

The Defending Circle by Karl L. King/arr. Gene Milford, Grade 3
This work received its title “from some ritualistic work of a certain fraternity.” Composed in 1913, the march is dedicated to Clive Dayton of Brighton, Iowa, a trombonist and the assistant conductor of the Barnum & Bailey’s Band under Ned Brill.

Excelsior by Karl L. King/arr. James Swearingen, Grade 2.5
Raise your baton and prepare yourself for a rewarding highlight moment as you conduct Karl King’s celebrated galop, aptly titled “Excelsior.” Your musicians will marvel at the clever writing style that is incorporated throughout the entire piece. And let us not forget the audience – much toe-tapping and the thunderous sound of applause following the last note is certain! This is the perfect galop to include at your next concert.

The Governor’s Own by Alton Adams/arr. Loras Schissel, Grade 4
Alton Adams was the first black bandmaster in the United States Navy, and perhaps the most popular. His bands were celebrated across the United States during his service years. He eventually rose to political prominence in the U. S. Virgin Islands.

Victory March by Bob Cerulli, Grade 2.5
“Victory March” brings a fresh, new sound to a familiar and revered form. This is partially a function of tonal center and partially due to sparkling melody and a well-constructed harmonic base. A splash of originality, the march fits well in just about any spot on a program.

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About the Authors:
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.

Austin Swack joined the Stanton’s team after a decade of teaching band in Texas public schools, where his ensembles were consistently recognized for superior performance. He is equally at home with beginner and advanced students and has extensive experience programming for ensembles at all ability levels. Additionally, he is a versatile arranger as well as an experienced clinician and adjudicator. In his free time, Austin enjoys running, cycling, and cheering on the Blue Jackets!

Arranging Barbershop 20 May, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

Arranging Barbershop from the Barbershop Harmony Society
Barbershop singing is often thought of as a genre of music when, in fact, it is a style of arranging. Any song can be arranged in the barbershop style, provided that the arranger be familiar with the tenets of this originally American – though now global – art form. “Arranging Barbershop” provides this framework. It follows in the footsteps of arranging legends, both from the early days of barbershop and those since the preservationist movement, including our modern, living arrangers. All of these artists shaped barbershop to what it is today: a vibrant, unique musical experience that has the capacity to be compelling both for the singers and the eager listeners. This book is intended to empower current and future generations of barbershop arrangers of all skill levels, providing them the tools and knowledge they need to bring their creations to life.

“Arranging Barbershop” is divided into four volumes:
Volume 1: Getting Started provides foundational tools and approaches for the budding arranger.
Volume 2: The Arranging Journey seeks to provide guidance for arrangers at three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
Volume 3: Visions of Excellence is a virtual roundtable with 38 of barbershop’s greatest arrangers.
Volume 4: Learn from the Experts (coming soon!) contains two parts: Arranging in Action – dozens of hours of videos, with arrangers discussing and deconstructing their works; Arrangers’ Toolbox – deep dive chapters on specialized topics by top arrangers

Filled with case studies, specific examples (with audio and video clips) and lessons learned, each volume aims to unlock new skills and expertise for everyone interested in arranging barbershop!

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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.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

SEL-ebrate 17 May, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral & Classroom Music Specialists

SEL-ebrate: Bringing Social-Emotional Learning to Music Class through Children’s Literature by Jennifer Heldstab
The phrase social-emotional learning – the SEL of “SELebrate” – has garnered alot of recent attention. But really, it is and has been a fundamental part of what all educators do – including and especially music teachers. SEL runs throughout our music curriculum, as we express emotions and work toward common goals though singing, dancing, and playing instruments. These SEL opportunities are made more explicit through the ten lessons in this resource, all of which are built around favorite children’s books.

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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.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

TAYLOR SWIFT for Piano Solo 15 May, 2024

Taylor Swift Super Easy Songbook
This collection features 30 of Taylor’s best from her entire career arranged so even beginners can sound good! Each song is arranged with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns.

40 Taylor Swift Songs
40 of Taylor’s most popular hits in easy-to-play arrangements for piano, presented with background notes and performance tips for every song.

The Best of Taylor Swift, 2nd Edition
16 of pop/country crossover queen Taylor Swift’s best in big-note piano arrangements so beginning pianists can play her hits.

Evermore
This songbook includes easy piano arrangements with lyrics of all 17 songs from the 9th studio album by Taylor Swift and the conceptual sequel to her Folklore album. Songs include: Champagne Problems • Closure • Coney Island • Cowboy like Me • Dorothea • Evermore • Gold Rush • Happiness • It’s Time to Go • Ivy • Long Story Short • Marjorie • No Body, No Crime • Right Where You Left Me • ‘Tis the Damn Season • Tolerate It • Willow.

Taylor Swift Easy Piano Anthology, 2nd Edition
This updated second edition features 26 songs from Taylor’s career through Midnights arranged for easy piano with lyrics.

Taylor Swift for Piano Solo, 3rd Edition
The third edition of this collection features 17 of Taylor’s best arranged for piano solo. It includes songs from her eponymous debut through 2020’s Evermore. Includes: All Too Well • Back to December • Blank Space • Cardigan • Love Story • Mean • Our Song • 22 • Willow • and more.

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Table of Plenty: New Titles for Communion 13 May, 2024

recommended by Jennifer F., Sacred Choral Music Specialist

Table of Plenty by Dan Schutte/arr. Mark Hayes, SATB with piano and optional flute
Useful as both a gathering or communion song, this text speaks of unity and belonging through the voice of God who will provide for all who gather at the table. The piano accompaniment is beautifully rendered, and a separate optional part flute adds sparkle.

After Giving Thanks, Remember Me by Mary McDonald, SATB with piano
Mary McDonald gives us a reflective, compelling communion text woven with delicate, expressive piano accompaniment that is especially suited for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday services. This piece could easily be sung as a vocal solo.

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About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 20 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is Director of Handbells at Worthington Presbyterian Church, and sings in the First Church Choir and rings with the First Church Ringers at First Congregational Church in Columbus Ohio. When not singing or ringing, Jennifer can be found doing conformation and other competitive sports with her three standard long haired dachshunds, Fanny, Frenchie, and Lukas.

Organ Music for MANUALS ONLY 10 May, 2024

recommended by Christopher B., Organ Music Specialist

Sunday Morning Organist Volume 7: Voluntaries Without Pedal selected and edited by Alexander Schreiner
This volume of very useful and beautiful church pieces was initially assembled by famed Mormon Tabernacle organist, Alexander Schreiner. There is a great variety of repertoire included, from transcribed works and hymn arrangements to well-known wedding pieces and thoughtful miniatures, offered in a mixture of formats, without pedal notation, and suitable for both large and small instruments. Works of many of the great classical masters are represented, and registration suggestions are included.

Organ Music for Manuals Only selected by Rollin Smith
This unique collection is devoted solely to original organ music without pedal. Includes Serenade to the Madonna, part of 3 pieces by Berlioz; a Barcarolle and Prayer by Saint-Saëns, a portion of another 3-piece set; 3 rhapsodies and communion music by Bizet; plus other organ classics by Liszt, Gounod, Cui, Dupré, Vierne and Gliére.

A Treasury of Organ Music for Manuals Only selected and edited by Rollin Smith
Many organists prefer to play the manuals only without pedal. This second Dover collection of organ music without pedal features a wide selection of works ranging from Bach to Satie. Contents include Pachelbel, Canon; Handel, Voluntary, Op. 38, No. 5; Mozart, Adagio, K.356; Franck, Petit Offertoire; Vierne, Berceuse; Couperin, Chaconne in G Minor; plus works by Purcell, Arne, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and others.

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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.

New LEROY ANDERSON Titles for Community Band 08 May, 2024

recommended by Ken Tilger and Austin Swack, Band Education Specialists

The Girl in Satin by Leroy Anderson/arr. R. Mark Rogers, Grade 3
This reimagined band edition by Mark Rogers breathes new life into an absolute gem by Leroy Anderson. This publication features the first full score offered with the parts – as well as an alternate transposition in C to avoid some of the technical difficulties bands may encounter with the composer’s original key.

China Doll by Leroy Anderson/arr. R. Mark Rogers, Grade 3.5
The year 1951 was very productive for Leroy Anderson. For a recording project with Decca records in June of that year he composed a number of his most popular pieces, many of which were played for the first time in these sessions, including this delightful composition, “China Doll.” It’s a great choice for any time of year, but is also an ideal substitute to the perennial holiday favorite, “Sleigh Ride.” This publication is the first-ever to offer a full score, edited by Mark Rogers.

Horse and Buggy by Leroy Anderson/arr. R. Mark Rogers, Grade 4
Like Anderson’s signature piece “Sleigh Ride,” “Horse and Buggy” is another example of his extraordinary ability to sketch a nostalgic scene in sound on a small canvas without a wasted motion. Here, a different horse pulls a different vehicle through a vanished landscape of long ago. This exclusive Southern band edition by Mark Rogers reintroduces Anderson’s enchanting work to new generations of audiences.

Serenata by Leroy Anderson/arr. R. Mark Rogers, Grade 4
“Serenata” was first performed on May 10, 1947 as an encore at the Boston Pops, with Arthur Fiedler conducting. Fiedler would later praise the piece as among the conductor’s favorites. Lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish in 1950, which would lead to recordings by the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. With a beguine rhythm as a background, Anderson’s inspiration from the Latin-American serenade would give the piece its title. This publication is the first-ever to offer a full score, edited by Mark Rogers, offering Anderson’s enchanting work to new generations of audiences.

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About the Authors:
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.

Austin Swack joined the Stanton’s team after a decade of teaching band in Texas public schools, where his ensembles were consistently recognized for superior performance. He is equally at home with beginner and advanced students and has extensive experience programming for ensembles at all ability levels. Additionally, he is a versatile arranger as well as an experienced clinician and adjudicator. In his free time, Austin enjoys running, cycling, and cheering on the Blue Jackets!

DON’T MISS the 31st Annual Excellence in Choral Literature Session This Summer! 07 May, 2024

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday August 24, 2024
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 31st 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 tenor/bass 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.

WE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE: New Collections for Developing Choirs 06 May, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

We Can Build a Bridge by Greg Gilpin
This budget-stretching collection is a must-have for two-part choirs! Featuring 6 best-selling pieces with positive messages of togetherness in a variety of styles, veteran choral composer and arranger Greg Gilpin has written warm-ups and rehearsal notes specifically for this collection which is available as a free download along with instrumental parts for four of the six titles. Downloadable accompaniment tracks are available for each piece (sold separately) and for the full collection. Titles include: “Cantamos Juntos (We Sing Together),” “Dance, Love, Sing, Live!,” “Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come),” “I Lift My Lamp (The New Colossus),” “Peace Song (with We Shall Overcome),” and “We Can Build a Bridge.”

Concert Chorals for Unison Voices by Greg Gilpin
Unison singing is one of the first things learned in the choral art. This unique song collection contains 16 chorals that can be used all year long with a variety of themes: Multicultural/Language, Christmas/Holiday, Folk/Spiritual, Inspirational, Patriotic, and Words of Distinction. Online access to full performance and accompaniment only audio recordings is available, along with PDFs for singers and instrumental parts. Titles include: “Akatonbo,” “America, the Beautiful,” “Benedicamus Domino,” “Come, Ye Sons of Art,” “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?,” “Hold Fast Your Dreams,” “In Flanders Fields,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Over the River and Through the Wood,” “Skye Boat Song,” “Snow Is Falling,” “Something Told the Wild Geese,” “Think on Me,” “The Wayfaring Stranger,” “Why We Sing,” and “A Wreath of Carols.”

Folk Songs Around the World arr. Greg Gilpin, Russell Robinson, Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid, Sarah Martinez, Jerry Lim, Victor C. Johnson, and Ruth Morris Gray
Music is an inviting gateway to discover and celebrate diverse cultures. These ten authentic folk songs from around the globe are arranged for both two-part treble singers and unison voices (downloadable song sheets for both are included). Lightly orchestrated accompaniment tracks capture the unique rhythm, tone, and timbre of the West Indies, Japan, South Africa, Greece, Spain, China, Ukraine, Scotland, Ghana, and Haiti. This informed publication includes the background, pronunciation, and translation for every song, designed to launch your exploration of world music. Titles include: “El Vito,” “Gerakina,” “Hosanna, We Build a House,” “Loch Lomond,” “Oy Khodyt Son,” “Rainbow Sister,” “Siyahamba,” “Tanabata,” “Tue, Tue,” and “Wangolo.”

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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.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

Pop Warm-Ups & Work/Outs for Tenor/Bass 03 May, 2024

recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

Pop Warm-Ups & Work-Outs for Tenor/Bass by Roger Emerson
Unchanged, changing, or changed tenor/bass singers in middle school and high school may need a little extra help in “finding” their singing voices. Roger Emerson has developed a series of warm-ups that uses excerpts from classic rock and roll tunes that will provide the motivation and repetition they need to do just that. Each song features limited ranges, starting moderately and gradually ascending into the tenor range and descending through the bass range as needed. The professionally-produced audio tracks present each exercise with vocals so your Tenors and Basses have a model to emulate.

Exercises are based on the following songs: Addams Family Theme • Theme from “Jaws” • Jump, Jive An’ Wail • Land of a Thousand Dances • Mission: Impossible Theme • Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye • Shake, Rattle and Roll • Smoke on the Water • We Will Rock You.

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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.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.

Enough: Choral Programming for Social and Emotional Learning 01 May, 2024

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recommended by Jen Sper and Lisa Springer, School Choral Music Specialists

Enough by Roger Emerson & Ethan Hanzlik, SATB divisi with piano
Roger Emerson and Ethan Hanzlik have teamed up to write a powerful and inspirational ballad that addresses loneliness at a time when young people seem to be connected in more ways than ever before. “Hold me, see me, tell me I’m worthy of love. Tell me that I am enough” is the line the singers demand.

Does the World Say? by Kyle Pederson, SATB with piano and optional violin
“Take my hand, don’t let go…” This inspirational selection about the pressures the world throws at us is an empowering and lyrical work that will inspire singers and audiences. An optional, soaring violin part provides nice texture and balance with the flowing, rhythmic piano accompaniment.

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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.

Lisa Springer joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2023. She taught middle and high school choirs for 27 years in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Columbus Women’s Chorus. She holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has enjoyed an extensive professional singing career and continues to perform in the greater Columbus area. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in southern Ohio playing with her grandchildren.