News & Views Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Category: New Publications

Excellence in Choral Literature 2019 15 July, 2019

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

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday 8/24/2019, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $20

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), is designed to help you select concert and contest literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s choirs at all levels of difficulty. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

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

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

NEXT MONTH: Sacred Choral Reading Session 09 July, 2019

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome Jay Rouse for the first time as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 10, 2019.

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

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

Your registration for the clinic includes a packet of over 35 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 10th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/10/2019, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Jay Rouse
Saturday 8/10/2019, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

NEW FOR MARCHING BAND: Arrangers Publishing 01 July, 2019

leon-535533COMPLETE SHOWS
MOTOWN
Motown Opener arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
This show celebrates the 60th anniversary of the birth of record label Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959. The music produced by now legendary artist became known as the Motown Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence. The four arrangements in this show feature the best sections of eleven of the most famous and well-known Motown songs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

leon-537799SINGLE TUNES
Sucker arr. Tom Wallace, Medium Difficulty
The Jonas Brothers are back with their hit song “Sucker.” Released March 1, 2019, the song debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs, a feat that has only happened 34 times in Billboard history. Tom’s chart makes off with the inherent rhythm and groove in a bandistic arrangement sure to please all involved.

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

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

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

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

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

Easy Piano Worship Songs 27 June, 2019

00287138-wlFirst 50 Worship Songs is a new addition to the “First 50” series from Hal Leonard. The series introduces “50 songs you should play” for a variety of different instruments and for different styles on those instruments. This collection of must-know worship songs are simply arranged and include favorites like “Shine, Jesus, Shine,” “Ancient Words,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “10,000 Reasons” and much more.

For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

John Legend Piano Solos 26 June, 2019

00233195-wlThe John Legend Collection includes 14 of his biggest hits: “Start a Fire” from La La Land, “Glory” (2015 Best Original Song), “All of Me” (2015 Top Radio Song), “Ordinary People” (2006 Best R&B Soul Single/Male), and more.  These are advanced piano solos (no words included), and would be great for a recital or for your own enjoyment.

For more information about this collection or other popular piano solo collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

COMING SOON: The Joy of Singing 2019 25 June, 2019

Stanton’s is thrilled to announce The Joy of Singing 2019, featuring the best new music from Hal Leonard! We’re especially excited to host ALL of our valuable School Choral Week sessions this year at our store in downtown Columbus Ohio! There’s no better destination for music, and you’ll love being able to explore all the resources that Stanton’s has to offer.

THE JOY OF SINGING: Middle & High School Choir
Friday 8/2/2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 South Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60 (includes lunch)
New music appropriate for the middle/high school choral singing level (2-part, 3-part mixed, SAB, and SATB). Includes choreography and two spotlight sessions on specific areas.

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

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

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

COMING SOON: Elementary General Music Clinic 18 June, 2019

gm logoElementary General Music Clinic (featuring The Joy of Singing for Elementary Choir)
Thursday 8/1/2019, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, 330 S Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $60.00 (includes lunch)

Stanton’s Sheet Music is excited to welcome Cristi Cary Miller as our clinician for the 37th edition of our Elementary General Music Clinic. This is one of Stanton’s longest running and most successful clinics, showcasing the best new teacher resources, song collections, games, musicals and more! We are sure that you will find materials that will keep you and your students interested throughout the year. Get your school year started on the right foot!

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

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

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

“Oh, We Are Fine Musicians”: Especially for Elementary Choir 17 June, 2019

lorenz-522116recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral and Classroom Music Specialists

Oh, We Are Fine Musicians (We Practice Every Day) arr. Mark Burrows, 2- or 3-part equal voices with piano
Happiness teems in this imaginative arrangement of the popular German folk song. Set mostly in oom-pah band style, everyone gets a chance to shine on the melody as voices mimic the sounds of trumpet, bass drum, and flute. Playful ideas for movement and visuals are included.

Living What I Believe by Jim Papoulis, 2-part with piano
Written with the Mississippi Boychoir, here is a song with energy and driving rhythms. The phrase “living what I believe” is repeated over and over, almost like a mantra and represents the struggle that young people have as they discover what is important in their lives. The syncopated verse feels like a spoken phrase with pitches. A hip and relevant song your young singers will love.

alfred-46939-fI’m Bound for Glory! (Swing Low) by Sally K. Albrecht & Jay Althouse, 2-part with piano
A quote from “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” opens this gospel original with soulful style before breaking into a full-blown spiritual celebration! The energized and syncopated chorus is a strong hook designed especially for developing voices.

A Million Dreams (from “The Greatest Showman”) arr. Mac Huff, 2-part with piano & optional rhythm
Dreams are the fuel that motivates our young people. And “a million dreams” moved P.T. Barnum to create an art form never before seen. This is the sort of inspirational song that can move singers and listeners alike to dream, dream big and dream of ways they can bring new and exciting creations to the world.

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

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 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. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. 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!

NEW FOR MARCHING BAND: Alfred Music 14 June, 2019

alfred-47485-fMEGA SOUNDS SERIES (Grade 2.5-3)
Natural arr. Victor Lopez
Imagine Dragons are one of the hottest rock groups around. One of their biggest hits, “Natural,” was ESPN’s college football theme song in 2018. Victor López captures all of the elements of the original in this great new arrangement.

Girls Like You arr. Brian Scott
One of the biggest hits in 2018 was this award winning #1 song from Maroon 5 with Cardi B. Colorful scoring and contrasting sections will engage your band and audience alike!

I’m a Mess arr. Nick Baratta
Up and coming singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha’s 2018 pop/R&B single gets the cool Nick Baratta treatment with this new chart. The unique style and groove make this a great choice for the stands or for dance groups!

No Tears Left to Cry arr. Brian Scott
Ariana Grande’s number 1 dance-pop hit really shines in this great new arrangement by Brian Scott. The chart has a really great groove, and is perfect for the stands, auxiliary features or pep band.

alfred-47489-fCatchy Song (from The Lego Movie 2) arr. Nick Baratta
From the latest LEGO® movie comes this upbeat and driving tune arranged by Nick Baratta. This fun chart is definitely going to get stuck inside your head!

Pressure arr. Brian Scott
Rock out in the stands this year with this great new tune from the popular band Muse. Exciting harmonies, driving percussion, and lots of open fifths make this chart a great choice for this fall!

Think arr. Victor Lopez
One of the late great Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits was this R&B tune that was featured in the classic movie “The Blues Brothers.” Arranger Victor López gives us a fresh and exciting new arrangement full of great sounds!

BIG AND EASY SERIES (Grade 2)
All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight arr. Mike Story
Everybody knows this tune as the Monday Night Football theme. Mike Story has arranged this Hank Williams, Jr. classic into a chart that every band can play. This one rocks!

alfred-47491-fGet Smart Theme arr. Mike Story
One of the most iconic and memorable TV themes of all time is the basis for this cool new arrangement. With its driving percussion and unique harmonies, this one will be a fan favorite this fall!

Shallow (from A Star Is Born) arr. Mike Story
This powerful Oscar and Grammy Award-winning ballad from the hit movie “A Star is Born” would make a terrific closer to your show this year. Beginning with an optional alto sax solo, the piece gradually builds to a stunning conclusion.

Happy Together arr. Mike Story
Classic rock tunes make great stands and pep band charts. Here is the timeless hit from The Turtles in a terrific new arrangement by Mike Story.

alfred-47493-fEASY POPS SERIES (Grade 2-2.5)
High Hopes arr. Doug Adams
Here is the hard-rocking chart topper from the band Panic! At the Disco in a driving arrangement by Doug Adams. The chart contains a lot of block scoring, which will make any band sound twice its size.

Black Eyes arr. Doug Adams
From the hit movie “A Star Is Born” comes this hard-driving rock tune co-written and performed by Bradley Cooper. Featuring an alto sax solo or soli section, the chart also contains lots of unison writing which makes it accessible to all bands.

Chain of Fools arr. Doug Adams
One of Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits was this soulful R&B rocker. Arranger Doug Adams has given the tune a contemporary treatment while still maintaining the feel of the original song.

Top Christian Hits of 2018-2019 12 June, 2019

00289815-wlSummer is here, and it is time to start planning for special music! Top Christian Hits of 2018-2019 contains 18 of the most recent top hits, any of which would be appreciated by your congregation. Included are favorites such as “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury, “Fear is a Liar” by Zach Williams, “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong, and “Nobody Loves Me Like You” by Chris Tomlin. A praise band can work any of these songs up to perform as well, and this collection could be used all summer and beyond!

For more information about this collection or other contemporary Christian songbooks, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

NEW FOR MARCHING BAND: Hal Leonard 11 June, 2019

leon-534987PERFORMANCE SERIES (Grade 4)
Sogno di Volare (from Civilization VI) by Christopher Tin/arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
The official theme music for “Sid Meier’s Civilization VI” video game, “Sogno di Volare (‘The Dream of Flight’)” beautifully captures a sense of conquest and wonder. This is powerful and dramatic music for the field!

Baba Yetu (from Civilization IV) by Christopher Tin/arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
Featuring an underlying rhythmic pulse and infectious African groove, here is an outstanding setting of the theme music from “Sid Meier’s Civilization IV” video game for marching band.

leon-534989CONTEMPORARY MARCHING BAND (Grade 3-4)
High Hopes arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
Recorded by Panic! At The Disco this contemporary hit features a moderate rock tempo with a relentless rhythmic drive. Solid from start to finish!

Say Amen (Saturday Night) arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Pam Nave
From the 2018 album “Pray for the Wicked” here is a driving rock anthem from the band Panic! At The Disco. The blazing tempo and catchy hooks make this perfect for the stands!

Shallow (from A Star Is Born) arr. Paul Murtha/percussion arr. Will Rapp
Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, this acclaimed hit ballad from the movie “A Star Is Born” has garnered multiple awards and provides an emotional anchor to the story. Paul’s effective arrangement includes a short solo for horn or alto sax followed by nicely varied scoring with dramatic builds and power.

leon-534992Baba O’Riley arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
Classic rock from a classic band, this enduring hit was the opening track on the landmark 1971 album “Who’s Next” recorded by The Who. From the mallet opening to the the powerful brass statements, this chart is impressive on the field or in the stands.

The Right Stuff arr. Ishbah Cox
The New Kids on the Block helped blaze the trail for the boy band craze of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Here is one of their iconic hits in a moderate pop groove with plenty of solid full band scoring and rhythmic drive.

I Want It That Way arr. Ishbah Cox
Recorded in 1999 and considered the signature hit by the Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way” reached the top of the charts in more than 25 countries! Ishbah’s powerful arrangement opens with low brass on the verse, uses effective dynamic contrasts, and steadily gathers momentum throughout.

leon-534995Hard to Handle arr. Paul Murtha/percussion arr. Will Rapp
Recorded by Otis Redding back in the ‘60s and later covered by The Black Crowes, this hot tune has become a funk classic! With an energetic drive throughout, brass punches, and a stop time riff, this is sure to get the crowd going.

Fight Song arr. Paul Murtha
This tune was a hit for Rachel Platten in 2015 but has caught on as a stadium anthem for determination and winning. Impressively scored for the entire band!

Last of the Real Ones arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
Fall Out Boy continues to lead the pack when it comes to hard-hitting rock tunes that work great for marching band! Horns and saxes get a workout on this one, with important contributions from the woodwinds and all the brass.

Tusk arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
It’s hard to find a rock tune better suited for marching band than this one – recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1979 in collaboration with the USC Trojan Marching Band! With a pounding bass line, percussion breaks, and brass riffs, what’s not to like?

leon-534999All Star arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt
With it’s catchy melody, quirky harmonies and driving groove, this huge hit from 1999 helped put Smash Mouth at the top of the charts. Then being featured in the movie “Shrek” didn’t hurt!

Stadium Jams Volume 13 arr. Paul Murtha/percussion arr. Will Rapp
Perfect for time-outs or any occasion in the stands here are four of the hottest themes from the video game world. Includes the main themes from “Angry Birds,” “Megalovania (Undertale),” “Elder Scrolls: Oblivion,” and “Assassin’s Creed III.”

EASY CONTEMPORARY MARCHING BAND (Grade 2-3)
Titan Spirit arr. Michael Brown
Nothing says glory and heroism on the field of competition like this dramatic theme from the movie “Remember the Titans!” Even with smaller bands this solid chart will sound impressive!

leon-535002Shake a Tail Feather arr. Paul Murtha/percussion arr. Will Rapp
Originally recorded in the ‘60s, this tune has been covered by countless artists over years, most notably by Ray Charles in the movie “The Blues Brothers.” Sure to be recognized by all, it’s perfect for just about any occasion.

Walkin’ on the Sun arr. Paul Murtha
Instantly recognizable and featuring a strong melody and moderate rock pulse, this 1997 Smash Mouth hit is still heard in video games, TV shows, and movies. Fun for the stands or the field!

The Middle arr. Ishbah Cox
Recorded by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, the pop hit “The Middle” has received multiple awards and nominations and charted high in several countries. Catchy and unique, this leon-03746276-fsolidly scored chart is guaranteed fun for pep band or the stands.

SERIES ONE (Grade 2)
Respect arr. Michael Oare/percussion arr. K.J. Stafford
Although originally recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, this R&B classic became the signature song for Aretha Franklin. Here is a powerful arrangement that will sound great even with small bands.

Magic In Harmony Songbook 10 June, 2019

Magic In Harmony Songbook arr. leon-532150Wayne Grimmer, Theo Hicks, Mike Menefee & Jon Nicholas
“Magic In Harmony” is a very special collection of eight modern Disney favorites arranged for barbershop/a cappella chorus or quartet. Featuring a wide variety of songs, you’ll find ballads, uptunes, and everything in between, making this folio a perfect resource for adding Disney titles to your repertoire, or performing the entire collection in sequence as a complete Disney-themed show! Titles include:

For four-part a cappella male barbershop ensemble:
“In Summer” from Frozen; “You’re Welcome” from Moana; “Remember Me” from Coco; “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog; “Go the Distance” from Hercules; “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid
For male chorus and four soloists:
“I’ve Got a Dream” from Tangled
For eight-part male/female double-quartet
“A Whole New World” from Aladdin

This collection was created, in part, to help celebrate the 80th annual BHS International Convention, held July 3-7, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, home of the wonderful world of Walt Disney. This music will serve your ensemble well for many years to come and help you spread the magic of Disney and the joy of four-part a cappella harmony singing everywhere!

Creative Programming: For Middle School Boys 07 June, 2019

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

Keeping boys happily singing through their voice change is one of the best ways to ensure that they will be life-long musicians! We recommend these new options to engage and feature your young men:

cfn-bl1017-fGET STARTED
First Songs for the Emerging Tenor-Bass Choir by Mark Patterson, Unison/2-part unchanged voices with piano
Written and arranged to meet the challenges of finding quality repertoire for emerging unchanged male singers, Mark Patterson hits the mark with this set of three songs. “First Songs for the Emerging Tenor-Bass Choir” offers directors a wide variety teachable material and is a staple for any middle school choral library. Includes: “Come Sail Away with Me,” “A Future Shared,” and “Gloucester Moors.”

CLASSICAL LITERATURE
Hallelujah, Amen by G.F. Handel/arr. Greg Gilpin, TB with piano
Introduce your men’s ensemble to this powerful chorus from Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabeus.” Adapted for men in just two voice parts, this arrangement preserves much of the original counterpoint. A wonderful piece for exploring melismatic phrases, developing vocal agility, and encouraging breath control. Most importantly, it’s an achievable masterwork for your guys!

lorenz-522133Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams/arr. Larry Shackley, TB with piano
This lovely popular Vaughan Williams vocal solo has been transformed into a delightful concert or contest title for two-part men’s groups. The original vocal line has been enhanced with delightful counterpoint and harmonic shadings carrying the descriptive lyrics through three verses. Destined to become a repertoire standard!

MASTERWORK TEXTS
Sing Me a Song of a Lad That Is Gone by Victor C. Johnson, TB with piano
History and music join together in this super accessible original setting of the beloved Robert Louis Stevenson poem about the exile of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Isle of Skye after his defeat in the Jacobean uprising of 1745. Beginning and ending in a comfortable major key, the minor middle section provides a delightful contrast. Your choir will love it!

leon-522825POP TUNES
I Heard It Through the Grapevine arr. Audrey Snyder, TB with piano
This Motown classic was made popular by Marvin Gaye in 1968. It is still stylish and full of fun for any combination of voices. Young men will love the chance to bring this classic to life.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight arr. Roger Emerson, TB with piano, optional djembe & shaker
Here is one of the most popular “Doo-wop” songs ever. This arrangement features percussion parts for djembe and shaker, a simple piano part and ranges that are perfect for young singers. The “call and response” form allows for easy learning. Every parent in the audience will know the tune, making it lots of fun for them to join in if they want.

Contact us for more recommendations, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

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

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 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. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. 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!

From the Silver Screen: For Community Band 05 June, 2019

leon-532126recommended by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

Highlights from A Star Is Born arr. Michael Brown, for Grade 3 Concert Band
Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the latest movie version of “A Star Is Born” brings this poignant story to life with dramatic and moving new songs. Includes: “Shallow,” “Always Remember Us This Way,” “I’ll Never Love Again,” “Maybe It’s Time,” and “Is That Alright?”

A Star Is Born (Medley) arr. Michael Story, for Grade 3 Concert Band
Embracing the most recent epic remake of the musical romantic drama, this medley seamlessly weaves three iconic and compelling yet diverse melodies, including “Black Eyes,” “Look What I Found,” and “Shallow.” Performed by Lady Gaga and actor/director Bradley Cooper, you will bring the musical passion of this blockbuster film score to your concert stage.

Shallow (from A Star Is Born) arr. Paul Murtha, for Grade 2 Concert Band
From the movie “A Star Is Born,” here is an easy arrangement of the breakout hit by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Using a nice variety of scoring textures this arrangement starts gently with a flute solo on the melody, followed by the horns and saxes, a brief trumpet solo, and finally the entire ensemble. Beautifully done for young players.

alfred-47413-fI’ll Never Love Again (from A Star Is Born) arr. Michael Kamuf, for Grade 2 Concert Band
From the blockbuster movie “A Star Is Born” and performed by Lady Gaga, this remarkable power ballad has been given an expressive yet dramatic setting for young band. Optional piano, bass, and drum set parts will add varying and authentic textures. Destined to become a favorite selection for students and audiences alike.

Selections from The Incredibles 2 arr. Paul Murtha, for Grade 3 Concert Band
Featuring familiar themes from the original “Incredibles” movie along with entertaining new themes, this is a terrific sounding medley filled with high energy and a jazzy flavor.

At the Movies: The Musicals arr. Justin Williams, for Grade 3 Concert Band
Musicals and movies are a match made in heaven! “Mamma Mia,” “La La Land,” and “Chicago” are three timeless masterpieces of this immensely popular genre. Incorporating “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and “Sebastian’s Theme,” and “Overture/And All That Jazz,” this great medley provides a memorable and exciting journey into the wonderland of movie musicals.

leon-04005291-fPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Soundtrack Highlights) arr. Michael Brown, for Grade 3 Concert Band
From the 2017 installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, the soundtrack by Geoff Zanelli features powerful themes that effectively capture the emotions of the film. Here’s a well-paced and dramatic medley for the concert stage.

Singin’ in the Rain arr. Michael Brown, for Grade 3 Concert Band
Gene Kelly’s performance of this song in the 1952 movie of the same name has become an iconic favorite through the years. Here is a fabulous setting for concert band inspired by this classic version.

Black Panther (Soundtrack Highlights) arr. Michael Brown, for Grade 3 Concert Band
From the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” comes an equally powerful score by Ludwig Goransson. This dynamic medley for band features important themes including “Ancestral Plane,” “Waterfall Fight,” “Killmonger,” and “United Nations/End Titles.”

About the Author:
A former band director, Ken taught grade 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in central Ohio. His iPod ranges from jazz to classic and alternative rock, symphonies, and classic songs from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. His interests include comic books, traditional amusement parks, the Muppets, football and hockey (especially the Steelers and Penguins), and all things Pittsburgh.

COMING SOON: Excellence in Choral Literature 2019 04 June, 2019

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

EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL LITERATURE
Saturday 8/24/2019, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
REGISTRATION: $20

This session, led by James Gallagher (Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University), is designed to help you select concert and contest literature from some of choral music’s most distinguished composers, featuring the best in new music for mixed, treble, and men’s choirs at all levels of difficulty. Your registration fee includes a complimentary packet of over 30 titles.

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

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

For College Jazz Ensemble 31 May, 2019

alfred-38712-frecommended by Ben Huntoon, Jazz Specialist

Chelsea Bridge arr. Walter Van De Leur, Grade 5
This is an edited transcription of the authentic composition and arrangement by Billy Strayhorn himself. Recorded by Duke Ellington, the suggested tempo is a medium swing around 96 BPM. Features include a tenor 2 melody bridge solo, a sax section soli and a trombone 3 melody solo. Tenor 1 has a clarinet double and the lead trumpet range is to written high C above the staff.

Amoroso by Benny Carter, Grade 4
As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) The Legend, this is an up-tempo Latin and swing chart. Solo space is provided for tenor sax, trumpet, and drums. There is an open solo for your drummer and Latin instrument players (if you have them). The tune moves beautifully from Latin to swing and back again. Classic Basie!

alfred-jlcm05005-fBraggin’ in Brass by Duke Ellington, Grade 6
This 1938 masterpiece contains a difficult trumpet soli and a nearly impossible trombone soli. Along with two trumpet solos and a trombone solo at breakneck speed, Ellington was surely “Braggin’ In Brass” when he recorded it. To be sure, there is no more spectacular three minutes in Ellington’s entire repertoire and certainly no piece that is more about sheer fun.

Be Bop Charlie by Bob Florence, Grade 5+
Swinger featuring some of the finest ensemble writing for big band. Alto 1 doubles on soprano sax. Fast swing that explodes right out of the gate. Killer sax soli and big band punches highlight this exciting chart.

Cherry Juice by Thad Jones, Grade 6
As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the album New Life, this fast swing ‘opus’ starts with a full-band statement and a short piano solo before the flugelhorn soloist steps into the spotlight. Then tenor carries a solo chorus, followed by a powerful ensemble shout, an incredible sax soli, a 16-bar piano solo, a short band recap of the main theme, and closing coda.

alfred-36068-fHowdiz Songo? by Gordon Goodwin, Grade 5.5
A phenomenal Latin songo groove! The chart has auxiliary percussion, soprano lead with optional alto 1 part, and a hip piano montuno. Lead trumpet range is to written double A. Solo space for all saxes, trumpet, and trombone. As recorded by Gordon Goodwin.

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

JAY ROUSE: Coming to Stanton’s This Summer! 29 May, 2019

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome Jay Rouse for the first time as our clinician for the August Church Choral Music reading session, and we invite you to join us at Overbrook Presbyterian Church (4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214) on Saturday August 10, 2019.

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

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

Your registration for the clinic includes a packet of over 35 new choral anthems that are hand-picked from the hundreds published each year. We look forward to seeing you on August 10th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Tell Us You’re Coming!

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/10/2019, 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 N. High Street, Columbus OH 43214
Cost: $25.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 8:30)
email our choral department for more details

Sacred Piano Reading Session
also featuring Jay Rouse
Saturday 8/10/2019, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Stanton’s Sheet Music
330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Cost: $5.00 (There is no pre-registration; you may register at the door beginning at 1:30)
email our keyboard department for more details

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NEW for Jazz Choir 28 May, 2019

leon-530988recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

Bluesette arr. Paris Rutherford, SATB with piano & rhythm
With a melody written by the legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans, this jazz standard has been covered by 100s of musicians. This arrangement begins simply and purely allowing your jazz choir to establish a groove. A sample scat solo is offered as a beginning point with solid choral underpinning for support. A final time through verse and chorus offers very contemporary jazz harmonies voiced in a way that will ensure success.

The Look of Love arr. Paris Rutherford, SATB with piano & rhythm
The theme song from the 1967 James Bond spoof “Casino Royale” is a beautiful song by the dynanic writing duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Recorded by many singers representing countless musical styles, this song continues to speak to contemporary singers and audiences. Wonderful pop/jazz stylings have been written into this arrangement allowing your choir to be successful no matter what their experience level is.

leon-531167Moonlight In Vermont arr. Darmon Meader, SATB with piano & rhythm
Darmon Meader has achieved international recognition for his work with The New York Voices. Here he arranges this beautiful ballad in the style fitting of this iconic ensemble. Lush, contemporary jazz harmonies and styles define this arrangement with each vocal line featured as if they were soloists. Chord symbols are included for the accomplished jazz pianist but the realized piano part is worthy of any player. This is a “swing ballad” that will leave your audience breathless.

A Night in Tunisia arr. Paris Rutherford, SATB with piano & rhythm
This jazz standard by the great Dizzy Gillespie is here arranged using an alternative Latin Swing and a straight swing style. There is lots of room to feature soloists along with an ensemble scat section. This is an important song from the Bebop era of jazz and a great arrangement by one of the great jazz educators.

leon-530990Sister Sadie arr. Paris Rutherford, SATB with piano & rhythm
Here is a hard driving, hard swinging standard that features both your pianist/combo and your choir. A full one time through the form as an intro really sets the stage for a stylish rendering. Unison chorals cover the first verse and then break into a choral scat that is hot. There is even a spot to feature your drummer if you have one worth featuring.

What a Wonderful World arr. Paris Rutherford, SATB a cappella
This iconic pop song has been covered by countless artists from all musical genres. The message is positive and this arrangement is accessible by all levels of ensembles. There are beautiful passages to feature your solo singers, unison passages that set up the choir for success and beautiful harmonies that color the texts and give the singers a chance to paint the lyrics. This is a real winner.

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

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 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. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. 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!

Gershwin: Three Preludes for Piano 23 May, 2019

00285679-wlThis new edition of the Gershwin Three Preludes for Piano has been edited by Brendan Fox and Richard Walters. They studied the original edition which was published by New World/Harms Inc in 1927, and consulted manuscript sources at the Library of Congress and recordings of George Gershwin playing the Preludes. George Gershwin’s “Preludes” have been a beloved staple of American piano repertoire since they were first published in 1927. This newly engraved edition includes a preface about the history of the preludes, detailed notes about sources, and fingering.

For more information about this new edition or other Gershwin piano works, call us at 800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

THE AVENGERS: for Marching Band 21 May, 2019

leon-03745700-frecommended by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

The Avengers arr. Michael Brown/percussion arr. Will Rapp, for Grade 3-4 Marching Band
From the blockbuster hit movie, here is a solid and energized arrangement of the main theme. Great sounds for inspiring courage on the field of competition!

Music from Black Panther arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt, for Grade 3-4 Marching Band
Featuring the powerful and dramatic sounds from the hit movie “Black Panther,” this arrangement is constructed using great pacing from the haunting opening strains to the percussive-driven heroic themes.

leon-03745563-fCaptain America March arr. Paul Murtha, for Grade 3 Marching Band
Veteran film composer Alan Silvestri (“Back to the Future,” “Forrest Gump,” “Polar Express”) brings a brilliant adventure soundtrack to the 2011 blockbuster action film “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Fanfares, bold and contrasting themes, and rhythmic drive make this a distinctive and exciting number for the field. Also available in a Grade 2 arrangement by Michael Brown.

Hooked On a Feeling arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt, for Grade 3 Marching Band
As recorded by Blue Swede, this catchy pop tune was a #1 hit back in 1974. Thanks to the blockbuster movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it’s a hit once again and perfect for the stands or on the field.

leon-03746006-fTheme from Ant Man arr. Matt Conaway/percussion arr. Jack Holt, for Grade 3 Marching Band
From the hit film “Marvel’s Ant-Man,” here is a striking and pulsating theme scored with alternating measures of 4/4 and 3/4. A nice mix of soaring lines and rhythmic excitement.

About the Author:
A former band director, Ken taught grade 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in central Ohio. His iPod ranges from jazz to classic and alternative rock, symphonies, and classic songs from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. His interests include comic books, traditional amusement parks, the Muppets, football and hockey (especially the Steelers and Penguins), and all things Pittsburgh.