News & Views Sunday, January 19, 2020

Category: Organ Music

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

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Organ & Piano Duets for the Christmas Season 07 November, 2019

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From Advent to Epiphany arr. Lani Smith, for Piano/Organ Duet
Arranger Lani Smith is a favorite of organists and pianists everywhere because of the boundless creativity he brings to the world of keyboard duets. This new collection of organ and piano duets contains eight instant favorites that will cover all your duet needs for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Sometimes reflective, sometimes exuberant, occasionally classical, and frequently with a harmonic touch of jazz, From Advent to Epiphany will bring joy to you and your congregation. Titles include: “O Come, Emmanuel,” “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” “Lo, How a Rose,” “O Jesu Sweet, O Jesu Mild,” “A Joyous Christmas Medley,” “Good Christians All, Rejoice,” “What Star Is This?,” and “We Three Kings.”

For information about more piano/organ duets, 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!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Christ Reigns: Organ Improvisations 05 November, 2019

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Christ Reigns by Aaron Shows
A collection of eight brilliant organ improvisations on hymns for Christ the King, Transfiguration, and other triumphant occasions. With a variety of textures and styles, these settings make use of all of the organ’s capabilities, from lush and quiet to dazzling. Titles include: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!,” “At the Name of Jesus,” “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies,” “Jesus Shall Reign,” “Let the Whole Creation Cry,” “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending,” “Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor,” and “When Jesus Came to Jordan.”

Find more organ music for worship on our website, or contact us for recommendations. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Prepare the Way! Organ Music for Advent 30 October, 2019

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Prepare the Way by James Southbridge
What a glorious collection of organ music for the anticipatory celebration of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth! Enjoyable, easy-to-prepare settings by some of America’s leading composers, along with treasured classics of Beethoven and Handel, abound in this refreshing and vivid assortment of pre-Christmas musical settings. As an aid in planning, durations are also included – most selections are 2-4 minutes in length. This is a rich resource for the Advent season!

Titles include: “Lift Up Your Heads,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “Be Comforted My People,” “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “Come O Savior of the World,” “Once He Came Among Us,” “Rejoice Rejoice Believers,” “Come O Wondrous Child,” “Come Blessed One Come,” “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,” “How Beautiful Are the Feet of Them,” and “An Advent Introit.”

Find more organ music for Advent and Christmas on our website and remember – shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

“Harvest & Thanksgiving” for Organ 29 October, 2019

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Joyful We Adore by Franklin D. Ashdown
This collection includes eleven hymn settings for the thanksgiving and harvest season. Titles include: “A Thanksgiving Antiphon,” “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “God of the Sparrow,” “God, Whose Farm Is All Creation,” “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” “Now Thank We All Our God,” “The Dawning of Creation,” “This Is My Father’s World,” and “We Plow the Fields and Scatter.”

thanksgiving mosaics jacob b. weberThanksgiving Mosaics by Jacob B. Weber
Give thanks to the Lord with these six settings of Thanksgiving-themed hymns by Jacob B. Weber. Designed for Thanksgiving observances, these settings are also useful for general praise throughout the Church Year. Weber’s Mosaics series features creative, seasonal settings for the church organist. Titles include: “We Praise You, O God,” “We Gather Together,” “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” “Now Thank We All Our God,” “The Lord, My God, Be Praised,” “How Can I Thank You, Lord,” “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee,” “All People That on Earth Do Dwell,” “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow,” and “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come.”

Find more organ music for the Thanksgiving season on our website, or contact us for personalized recommendations. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

“Autumn Festivals”: Oxford Hymn Settings 22 October, 2019

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Autumn Festivals ed. Rebecca Groom te Velde & David Blackwell, for Intermediate/Advanced Organ
This valuable collection for organists includes 37 original pieces on hymns for World Communion, Reformation/The Church, Harvest, All Saints, All Souls, Remembrance, Christ the King, and Thanksgiving. These fresh, imaginative new pieces are written by a range of experienced organ composers based in the US and the UK, and display a great variety of styles and approaches. Practical, concise settings are included for all parts of the church service – preludes, postludes, fanfares, and communion settings. This collection is suitable for busy church musicians at an intermediate level working in all major denominations, and some pieces are also suitable for recital use. Registration suggestions are included that can readily be adapted to suit most instruments with pedals. A companion website also features a cumulative index of hymn tunes and contributor biographies.

Find more music for organ on our website, or contact us for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Michael Burkhardt, Theme and Variations on Noel Nouvelet 06 September, 2019

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Newly composed in 2019, this Theme and Variations on Noel Nouvelet by Michael Burkhardt is a delight! The theme is stated simply, followed by the Canon, in which right and left hands take turns playing the theme. The Dance variation is merry, played with a light touch, and not too fast. The Pastorale is in 6/8, played slowly and lyrically; “Greensleeves” is quoted within this movement. The Rondo is played brightly and with rhythmic vigor, (as instructed by the composer). Registrations are noted at the beginning of each movement.

This may well become a favorite! Each movement can stand on its own, or the entire work may be performed for a recital. For more information about this organ music, or similar repertoire, please 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!

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

The Stanton’s Difference: 21 Day Trial 28 August, 2019

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

a-cityscape-of-Columbus-Ohio.-1500x609Stanton’s is one of the largest sheet music retailers in the country, with tens of thousands of titles in stock. We understand that many of our customers can’t make it to our Columbus, Ohio location to peruse music, so we offer a 21 Day Trial service.

How It Works: Music can be secured with either a Stanton’s account or a credit card. We send you the in-stock materials you request, and you pay nothing but the shipping and handling costs. As long as the music is returned to us in NEW condition within 21 days, you are never charged. If you have specific titles you’d like to see, we will happily send those to you, or you can ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to select pieces for you based on concert theme, performance venue, type of group, etc.

try.gifWhat You Can Take On Trial (by department):
Choral, Handbell, Classroom General Music & Solo Vocal: You may take up to 20 single copies of octavos and/or up to 5 musicals, collections, or director’s scores.

Band, Orchestra and Instrumental: You may take up to six items on trial, including full arrangements, solos and chamber ensembles (only scores will be sent for titles appearing on the OMEA High School Large Group Contest List).

Piano/Keyboard: Up to five collections and/or 10 teaching pieces, one copy each. Popular sheet music is not available for 21 Day Trial. 75% (by dollar amount) of the piano music on trial must be purchased.

For more details about our 21 Day Trial, visit us online at stantons.com, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC!

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The Stanton’s Difference: Big Enough to Serve Your Needs – Small Enough to Serve YOU 21 August, 2019

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

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– Stanton’s Sheet Music has direct access to all major and many minor, independent, and European publishers, allowing us to carry and order hundreds of thousands of print music titles for you.

Stanton’s e-Tools are designed to make your job easier! Use our Listening Library, Jukebox, YouTube channel, Wish List, and Digital Delivery features to compare and organize titles for your music program.

– Itemized purchase orders, bids, quotes, and large orders are no problem. We work with many schools around the country and U.S. International schools who “bulk order” over the summer.

– Besides providing music to customers all over the country, access to major publishers like Hal Leonard and Alfred combined with stantons.com gives Stanton’s Sheet Music global reach with numerous international orders and worldwide shipping destinations.

But Small Enough to Serve YOU
– Stanton’s Sheet Music is still a single location, family-owned store in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We do not have a separate warehouse or call center, and our website is just another way to shop for music with Stanton’s.

– We have three sales departments, each with a specific number of dedicated, specialized staff: Choral & Classroom Music, Band & Orchestra, and Keyboard & Pop. While anyone in a respective department can help you, if you find a specific staff member you like to work with, feel free to request them.

gm clinic 2018We are your customer service. We answer your phone calls and e-mails. We fill your orders and process your online orders. We personally handle your “sheet music emergencies.” We solve any problems should they arise. We will get to know you by name, and by working with you over time, get to know your program.

We are your partner in music education, performance, and ministry. We choose our Stanton’s Five Star Features to help make your job easier. We organize and conduct Stanton’s numerous clinics, workshops and reading sessions. We develop Stanton’s e-Tools with you, the music teacher, in mind.

We hope that over the course of this series we have given you some reasons to make Stanton’s your #1 choice for sheet music. If not, give us a call or place an order with us, and see why Stanton’s Sheet Music has been Sheet Music Specialists since 1960!

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Paul Manz – 1919-2019 09 August, 2019

2019 marks 100 years since the birth of the great composer Paul Manz (May 10, 1919–October 28, 2009). Celebrate his legacy this fall with some of his most remarkable works.

mornin-msm50-0001-fE’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come for SATB a cappella
Considered one of the finest 20th century American sacred choral anthems. Frequently performed and recorded around the world. Appropriate beyond Advent. A MUST in every choir library.

God of Grace for Moderately Easy to Moderately Difficult Organ
Paul Manz’s hymn improvisations have long been essential repertoire for church organists. This collection of previously published works combines favorite improvisations on hymns that have wide ecumenical appeal. The collection contains complete indexes of all Manz publications and recordings. This will be used week after week by organists in all denominations. It is also appropriate for students.

mornin-msm90-39-fThe Journey Was Chosen: The Life and Work of Paul Manz by Scott Hyslop
This biographical work examines the unique factors that have shaped and formed the life and music of one of the most influential organists of the latter half of the twentieth-century. Constructed in four parts, this book includes a full biography; an analysis of his chorale-based organ and choral works; a collection of essays by composers, theologians, musicians, and family; and web access that includes sound clips, radio interviews, manuscripts, video, articles, and programs. This book will be of great interest to anyone who knows and enjoys the music of Paul Manz.

Sing to the Lord: The Paul Manz Hymnary by Scott Hyslop
A collection of the hymn tunes and liturgical settings written by Paul Manz over the course of his life and career as a church musician. Dr. Hyslop writes, “the hymn tunes and liturgical songs of Paul Manz give witness to a life filled to the brim with doxology, and in turn, we see and hear a life dedicated to leading others in full-throated doxological praise.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Make Music Day 2019 21 June, 2019

OrchestraOn June 21st over 1,000 cities in more than 120 countries will be celebrating Make Music Day from sunup to sundown. This all day festival welcomes everybody to make music anywhere! Play outside or on social media, just MAKE MUSIC!

France started Fête De La Musique in 1982 to celebrate free and live music everywhere with everyone. Translated, Fête De La Musique means both “festival of music” and “make music!” Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, was chosen for the new holiday. Make Music Day has grown in such popularity that it shuts down the streets in France so musicians may take over!

Make Music Day can be organized as a small back yard concert or as a national event. The NAMM Foundation took up the US sponsorship of Make Music Day. They have resources for those who want to host an event. You can even join their Make Music Alliance to get assistance in promotion, sponsorship, and tech support – visit makemusicday.org if you want to know more.

This is Stanton’s Sheet Music’s third year participating in Make Music Day. Each year, we leave our recital hall open to those who would like to make music. This year, we are featuring some of our very own Sheet Music Specialists as our featured musicians. Catch any of our performances on our Facebook page!

If you participate from home, consider sharing your performance on social media and giving us a shout out! Feel free to tag us and use these hashtags to reach more people!

#makethemostmusic #MakeMusicDay

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For Summer Worship: Piano & Organ 03 May, 2019

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PIANO SOLO
All Nature Sings by Larry Shackley, for Level 2+ Piano Solo
Larry Shackley offers “All Nature Sings” as a complement to the many Lent and Easter volumes already available, with arrangements of hymns especially suitable for spring and summer. Noble tunes such as “This Is My Father’s World” and “For the Beauty of the Earth” rub shoulders with a whimsical version of “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and a jazz-flavored look at the favorite spiritual “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” These accessible and resonant arrangements are a must to round out your music collection for March through June!

In God We Trust by Lloyd Larson, for Intermediate Piano Solo
Lloyd Larson’s signature arrangements will resonate with anyone preparing for national holidays or patriotic programs. The comprehensive offerings in this collection provide numerous options for everything from worship services to community concerts, including a four-hand arrangement of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

lorenz-514819Sixty-Second Service Solutions by Larry Shackley, for Intermediate Piano Solo
Larry Shackley crafted this collection of 15 of America’s most popular hymns, all one-minute in length for flexible use in your worship services. Preludes, music for meditation, and vibrant postludes are all presented in creative, easy-to-learn arrangements.

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

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lorenz-70_2111l-fSunday Jubilation by Jason D. Payne, for Moderately Advanced Organ (3-staff)
Jason Payne’s beloved Jubilation series of hymn settings continues with this volume of general hymns useful for the entire church year. From the endearing children’s hymn “Jesus Loves Me” to the bold and powerful “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Payne has once again written organ settings that are natural to play and enrich the worship experience of congregations everywhere.

Two Minutes or Less Vol. 2 by Douglas E. Wagner, for Moderately Easy Organ (2-staff)
In response to continued requests for additional limited-duration hymn-based worship, Doug Wagner created this second volume of works for offertory and postlude. Keeping the format of the first volume (70/1860L), this book contains titles ranging from introspective to bright, each easily readable at two minutes or less in duration.

About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Come, Ye Thankful People Come! 07 November, 2018

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In Come, Ye Thankful People, Come!: Music of Thanksgiving, Michael Helman has arranged six Thanksgiving hymns for organ. Two of his own original compositions are also included, a classic style trumpet tune and a lyric aria. The Aria has a simple, pretty melody against full chords and a busy pedal part. The Trumpet Tune has a merry, rhythmic melody, backed by chords and a pedal part that enhances the melody. Traditional Thanksgiving hymn tunes included are “Prelude on THAXTED” and “Trio on ASH GROVE.” These pieces may also be used at other times of the church year.

For more information about this collection or other sacred organ music, 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!

“God Gave a Song” 25 October, 2018

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God Gave a Song is a collection of gospel songs set for organ by Mary McDonald. Many of us are familiar with Mary’s piano settings for hymns, and these organ settings are equally delightful to play and hear. Tunes include “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (CONVERSE), “Jesus Saves,” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” (MADRID). Especially if your congregation enjoys gospel songs, this is a treasure trove!

For more information about this collection or other church organ music, 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!

Gathered Into One 17 October, 2018

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In the new collection Gathered Into One, Marilyn Biery has arranged settings of nine contemporary hymn tunes for organ. The arrangements are suitable for prelude or postlude, and include “On Eagles’ Wings,” “We Are Called,” and “Now We Remain.” This intermediate level collection can be used any Sunday during Ordinary Time. Use of the pedals adds interest to these pieces.

For more information about this collection or other great options for church organists, 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!

New Year, New Look! 18 June, 2018

new-year-new-lookNotice anything different about us?

We’ve launched our newly redesigned website for musicians and educators to compare all music options, organize titles for personal and professional use, and share their passion for musical expression. The new website is designed to improve your search results and reduce research stress.

“We’ve been working on this website for three years now. The features we are most excited for are the advanced search bar and music-specific filters that offer you more opportunities to find sheet music that fits your educational or performance goals,” said David Ginter, technical manager.

Our search bar is optimized for music specific searches. You can search by instrument, voicing, keyword, full title, composer, artist, arranger, series, or catalog number. However, remember – less is more. If you want to be even more specific, click on our advanced search and type in as much information as you have.

CaptureIf you still have too many results after hitting enter, click on the photo to the left to reveal the filter! All you’ll have to do is chose the tab you want and it will grow to show you how every item is grouped. Say you searched the word “Star,” but you only want to see SAB music – the voicing tab will tell you how many SAB selections are in this search.

We are also introducing new Social Media and Reprise pages. These pages archive our social and email announcements to allow our non-social media users access to our news and product recommendation. You can check in with the Social Media page for a weekly snapshot of what’s happening at Stanton’s and easily follow us without ever logging in.

You can stop scrolling back months at time to find that email with that title you can’t remember the name of, but you know would be perfect! Visit our Reprise page and only look through our emails without any distractions.

“The website is a resource where music directors can easily see, listen, and learn new products that best fit their ensemble needs. What we’ve created is a large music library database. With that database we can help directors and musicians compare ideas, organize their selections, and share with their ensemble and the audiences they reach,” says President, Eric Strouse.

Music for Keyboards 30 March, 2018

by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

greekorganThe oldest type of keyboard instrument is the organ, or hydraulis, which dates to the third century BC. There are many types of organs. Over time, there have been many keyboard instruments, and plenty of music to go along with them.

One of the earliest collections of music for a keyboard instrument is the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, which is a collection of compositions by many composers. There are other collections for virginal, but the Fitzwilliam collection is probably the best known. There has been so much music written for keyboards that we may never run out! There is music from at least 1562 to the present, from John Bull and John Dowland, to Lowell Liebermann and Dianne G. Rahbee.

grandpianoThe most common keyboard instrument nowadays is the piano, of course. Parents who can afford it make sure their children have an opportunity to explore the piano for at least a few years. All kinds of courses of instruction exist for learning to play the piano. There are lots of sheets and books of keyboard music for classical, popular, jazz, rock, blues….well, everything! If you play a keyboard instrument, you should never get bored!

If this article gets you interested in the endless variety of keyboard music, feel free to ask questions 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!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.

Practical Service Music for Organ 14 February, 2018

702095recommended by Caryn G. and Judy S. Sacred Keyboard Music Specialists

The Easy Organ Library from Lorenz is a series of collections containing material that covers every church season. The newest addition to the series, Volume 63 includes 36 easy-to-prepare selections for Communion, Easter  and Ordinary Time. Those who are making the transition from piano to organ will appreciate the easy pedal parts, and more accomplished organists will appreciate how quickly they can prepare the pieces presented. Arrangers include Anna Laura Page, James Mansfield, Lani Smith, and other favorite arrangers from Lorenz. Registration, duration, and usages are provided for all titles.

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

Organ Music for Lent 02 February, 2018

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Simply Lent is a volume of preludes, offertories, and postludes arranged for organ by J. William Greene, who graduated from Eastman School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Performer’s Certificate in organ. He has written and published more than 150 keyboard and choral works. This new collection offers a selection of eight pieces suitable for the Lenten season, this year from Sunday February 18th through Good Friday. Each piece can be easily and quickly learned, and will enhance the worship of your congregation. With some challenging yet musically satisfying selections, this book masters the introspective nature of the hymn tunes with finesse.

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