News & Views Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Category: Piano Music

Blues Improv from Kevin Olson 11 March, 2020

blues improv kevin olsonrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Piano Music Specialists

Blues Improv by Edwin McLean & Kevin Olson
There are nine units in this book, starting with the basic blues scale in C, then moving to the keys of D, G, A, and E. Each unit has four parts: a blues scale; an illustrative short original piece; a riff improv where students can combine riffs in any order; and finally, a free improv that allows students to use riffs already learned as well as improvise new ones. This step-by-step approach ensures progress, always building on previously learned skills.

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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.

Rhapsody in Blue for Two Pianos 13 February, 2020

00286540-wlGeorge Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue changed the landscape of American music at its 1924 premiere. Its irresistible fusion of classical and jazz has made it one of the most popular American concert works of all time.

Now available in a new edition for two pianos, four hands! For this new edition, all available sources at the Library of Congress were consulted, including full scores for piano and orchestra as well as two-piano reductions. This edition includes a second copy of the music, making it ideal for all concerto settings. Historical background and critical notes on the sources provide a fascinating window into Gershwin’s composition process.

See the video below for a great recording of the two piano version, and visit our previous post for information about a book to help you teach yourself to play blues and boogie style piano.

For more information about this new edition, 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 Contemporary Christian Piano Folios 07 February, 2020

art of the piano mark hayesrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

The Art of the Piano, Volume 4 by Mark Hayes, for Advanced Piano
Master arranger Mark Hayes returns to the golden era of contemporary Christian music with songs made famous by Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Michael W. Smith, and other favorites. These challenging arrangements will appeal to pianists who enjoy making full use of the instrument. Songs include: “God and God Alone,” “We Are an Offering,” “Sing Your Praises to the Lord,” “We Shall Behold Him,” “Via Dolorosa,” “Friends,” “One Small Child,” “I Then Shall Live,” “We Are the Reason,” and “Mary, Did You Know?”

rock on which we standThe Rock on Which We Stand for Intermediate Piano
Ten of today’s most powerful worship songs have been arranged as piano solos in this dynamic collection that can be used for blended or contemporary services. It includes special songs for Christmas and Easter, as well as many pieces suitable for use during the entire year. Songs include: “Call It Grace,” “Great I Am,” “O Come to the Altar,” “All the Poor and Powerless,” “Great Are You, Lord,” “Gracefully Broken,” “What a Beautiful Name,” “A King Like This,” “When I Think Upon Christmas,” and “Emmanuel with O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

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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.

Hymns Everyone Loves 31 January, 2020

hymns everyone lovesrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Hymns Everyone Loves for Moderately Advanced Piano
All six volumes of Lorenz’s best-selling “Hymns We Love” series are now available in one magnificent spiral-bound volume. Your favorite Lorenz arrangers have also added six more titles, making seventy-eight in all – enough to provide you with church and concert pieces for years to come!

Titles include: “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” “Day By Day,” “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “He Leadeth Me,” “I Surrender All,” “Marching to Zion,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Sweet By and By,” and many more!

For more recommendations, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC to speak with our Sheet Music Specialists. 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.

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

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Women at the Piano 16 January, 2020

PL1059Women at the Piano: Solo Works by Female Composers of the Nineteenth Century arr. Nicholas Hopkins
“Women at the Piano” sheds light on the unheard music and untold story of female composers of the nineteenth century, offering not only pristine editions of neglected and forgotten musical works, but also insights into the historical context and the prejudicial environments in spite of which these remarkable pieces emerged. With selections from Clara Wieck-Schumann, Maria Wolowska-Szymanowska, Helene Riese-Liebmann, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and many others, this edition is a worthy entry into the concert pianist’s canonical library.

Women composers were not encouraged by the 19th century world. Women’s reason for engaging in music was to enhance their chances of marrying well, since performing music displayed a young lady’s culture and refinement. These women were breaking the mold, composing serious works, such as Clara Wieck-Schumann’s Prelude and Fugue #3 Opus 16, or Sophie Menter’s Romance Opus 5.

For more information about this collection, 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!

Hymns for a Raney Sunday 02 January, 2020

hymns for a raney sunday joel raneyrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Hymns for a Raney Sunday arr. Joel Raney, Moderately Advanced
A play on the arranger’s name, the title of this piano collection also reveals its contents: hymn arrangements by Joel Raney, featuring a water theme. The music covers a wide range of moods, so even if your Sunday isn’t rainy or reflective, it can still fit your service needs.

Titles include: “Like a River Glorious,” “The Unclouded Day,” “Shall We Gather at the River,” “Deep and Wide with There Is a Fountain,” “Wade in the Water,” “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing,” “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” and “Deep River.”

Find more piano music from Joel Raney on our website, or contact us for personalized recommendations for your worship needs. 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 Perfect Start” by Kevin Olson 23 December, 2019

perfect start for note reading kevin olsonrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Piano Music Specialists

The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 1 by Kevin and Julia Olson
Explore this new and exciting series by Kevin and Julia Olson that presents a modern sequential approach to note reading at the piano. This book gives the beginning student a solid foundation for note reading and is designed to supplement any piano method. New notes are introduced and then thoroughly reinforced with plenty of music that is fun to play. Especially designed for the young beginner, the busy student, students needing extra reinforcement, and students at higher levels who want to improve their sight-reading skills. A wonderful way to get piano students off to The Perfect Start!

Also available in this valuable series:
The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 2
The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 3
The Perfect Start for Finger Exercises, Book 1
The Perfect Start for Finger Exercises, Book 2
The Perfect Start for Finger Exercises, Book 3
The Perfect Start for Solo Playing, Book 1
The Perfect Start for Solo Playing, Book 2
The Perfect Start for Solo Playing, Book 3

For advice on choosing the right method for your piano students, please contact us! 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.

4-Hand Inspirations by Jay Rouse 11 December, 2019

4-hand inspirations jay rouserecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

4-Hand Inspirations arr. Jay Rouse, for 1 piano/4 hands, Intermediate Difficulty
Piano partners are sure to inspire audiences with these arrangements by Jay Rouse. Designed for use throughout the church year, this collection provides seasonal selections for celebratory and contemplative moments in worship. Titles include: “I Love to Tell the Story,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “We Three Kings,” “Jesus Paid It All,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear with Away in a Manger,” and “Come, Thou Almighty King.”

Email us at keyboard@stantons.com for more 4-hand repertoire suggestions, or browse our website for ideas. 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.

Piano Hymns with a Classical Style 03 December, 2019

hymns with a classical flair phillip keverenrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Hymns with a Classical Flair arr. Phillip Keveren, for Intermediate Piano
Using classical compositional devices, Phillip Keveren has developed these 15 enduring hymns into character pieces for piano solo. Titles include: “Amazing Grace,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “Faith of Our Fathers,” “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “How Firm a Foundation,” “In the Garden,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Rock of Ages,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “Take My Life and Let It Be,” “Were You There?,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

impressionist style service faye lopezAn Impressionist Style Service arr. Faye Lopez, for Late Intermediate Piano
“An Impressionist-Style Service” combines favorite hymns with excerpts from beloved masterworks by Impressionist period composers – Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and others. These medleys range from prayerful to jubilant and can be used for various types of services. Titles include: “Break Thou the Bread of Life / Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte,” “Give Me Jesus / Palmgren’s May Night,” “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah / Debussy’s Suite bergamasque,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say / Granados’s The Maiden and the Nightingale,” “The King of Love My Shepherd Is / Fauré’s Sicilienne,” “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling / Debussy’s En bateau,” “May Jesus Christ Be Praised (When Morning Gilds the Skies) / Griffes’s Clouds,” “This Is My Father’s World / Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1,” “Were You There / Fauré’s Fantaisie,” and “When I Can Read My Title Clear / Ravel’s Rigaudon.”

Contact us for more valuable suggestions for your worship services, and 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 Beatles for Very Easy Piano 26 November, 2019

leon-00319606-fTeaching Little Fingers to Play THE BEATLES for Big Note Piano
Do you have a child or a piano student who just can’t wait to play Beatles songs? The Teaching Little Fingers to Play series has a new collection of eight classic Beatles hits for very easy piano solo. There is also a piano duet part for the adult player to enhance the enjoyment of playing the song. Songs include: “All My Loving,” “And I Love Her,” “Eight Days a Week,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Nowhere Man,” “Ticket to Ride,” and “Yellow Submarine.”

Enhance a child’s piano playing experience with this fun collection of classic Beatles! Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

The Music of Marianne Kim 14 November, 2019

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Marianne Kim is a Chicago based full-time musician working as composer, arranger, pianist, organist, clinician and studio musician. Marianne’s versatile musical ability encompasses a diverse range of musical styles, such as classical, jazz, R&B, rock, Broadway musical, traditional & contemporary church music, and more.

Born and raised in Busan, Korea, Marianne studied classical piano and composition at Pusan Performing Arts High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree of music at Pusan National University, Korea. After working professionally over 15 years in the States, she has returned to the graduate school for her master’s degree of jazz studies and also for organ studies at Northern Illinois University where she has been given scholarships, awards, and the opportunity to teach jazz piano classes since 2013. Marianne has studied organ with James Russell Brown and Margaret McElwain Kemper, and jazz piano with Willie Pickens, Frank Caruso, Reginald “Reggie” Thomas and Alan Swain.

piano impressions for worship marianne kimPiano Impressions for Worship
Arranger Marianne Kim brings artistic creativity to each of these solo piano settings of fourteen well-known titles. Traditional hymns, spirituals, gospel music and some of today’s most popular praise titles are all included. Each setting is set in an easy-to-read moderate level of difficulty, and are useful for a variety of occasions and many parts of the worship service. Titles include: “10,000 Reasons,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Lamb of God,” “Shout to the Lord,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” “How Great Is Our God,” “In Christ Alone,” “Sanctuary,” and “Spirit of the Living God.”

Piano Impressions for Worship II
This collection of solo piano settings is the second volume of well-known contemporary titles arranged by the skillful hand of Marianne Kim. Each arrangement contains a perfect balance of nuanced harmonies along with a slight touch of jazz that Marianne is so adept at composing. Ideal for worship, these settings are of moderate difficulty. Titles include: “Christ, Be Our Light,” “Hymn of Promise,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “The Gift of Love,” “You Are My All in All,” “All Is Well,” “You Are Mine,” “Because He Lives,” “As the Deer,” “I Love You, Lord,” “Soon and Very Soon,” and “Be Not Afraid.”

4-hand piano impressions marianne kim4-Hand Piano Impressions Volume 1
Arranger Marianne Kim brings artistic creativity to these 8 well-known titles in this collection of 4-hand piano settings. Traditional hymns, spirituals, gospel music, and some of today’s most popular praise titles are all included. Each setting is set in an easy-to-read moderate level of difficulty, and are useful for a variety of occasions and many parts of the worship service. Titles include: “10,000 Reasons,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Shout to the Lord.”

For more information about the music of Marianne Kim, please visit our website or contact us. 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.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness 12 November, 2019

great is thy faithfulness ijames larson shackleyrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Molly Ijames, Lloyd Larson & Larry Shackley, for Intermediate/Advanced Four-Hand Piano
Three prominent piano arrangers – Molly Ijames, Lloyd Larson, and Larry Shackley – joined forces to create a hymn celebration of God’s loving care and unbreakable promises. This collection of four-hand duets provides programming flexibility, offering a variety of moods and tempos to fit your church and concert needs.

Titles include: “Standing on the Promises,” “O God, Our Help in Ages Past,” “Blessed Assurance,” “It Is Well with My Soul,” “How Firm a Foundation,” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

Find more options for sacred piano on our website, or contact us for suggestions. 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.

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.

The Quiet Harvest 24 October, 2019

recommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

In the winter of 2016 and 2017, composer Thomas Keesecker composed a set of piano pieces, which would go on to grow into a hugely popular series. Keesecker saw a need for quiet center thomas keeseckeruncomplicated introspective, hymn-based pieces that would serve to help us reflect on the themes of the season.

With that need in mind, The Quiet Center, a collection of pieces for Advent and Christmas, became the inaugural book in this series. Most of the pieces are about three minutes long, and several combine two hymn tunes or a hymn tune and folk tune together. Titles include: “The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns,” “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” “Creator of the Stars of Night,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “The Quiet Center.”

quiet night thomas keeseckerIt was followed closely by The Quiet Night, which features music from Christmas and Epiphany, and even includes an optional piano and violin duet. Titles include: “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “What Child Is This,” “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” “Silent Night and Wexford Carol,” “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow,” “What Star Is This,” “Epiphany Waltz,” and “The Quiet Night.”

quiet journey thomas keeseckerFollowing suit, The Quiet Journey came next, with particularly expressive – but not intrusive or busy – settings for Lent and Easter. The composer also included a few “Easter eggs” in one of the pieces. Titles include: “On My Heart Imprint Your Image/Bless Now, O God, the Journey,” “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley,” “A Celtic Set for Lent,” “Attende Domine,” “Go to Dark Gethsemane,” “In the Cross,” “What Wondrous Love Is This,” “Ah, Holy Jesus,” “Were You There,” “Jesus, Priceless Treasure,” and “The Quiet Journey.”

quiet harvest thomas keeseckerThe fourth volume, The Quiet Harvest, features music for praise and Thanksgiving, and, as in earlier cases, the book does a wonderful job of combining tunes together. The composer takes care to give a musical voice to the elements of travel, gathering, and celebration that are integral to the fall season. Titles include: “Praise and Thanksgiving/Morning Has Broken,” “We Plow the Fields and Scatter,” “For the Fruit of All Creation,” “We Gather Together,” “Let All Things Now Living,” “Beautiful Savior,” “Come, Ye Thankful People Come and Now Thank We All Our God,” “Over the River and Through the Wood,” “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need and O God Beyond All Praising,” and “The Quiet Harvest.”

Watch Jay Rouse’s presentation of “The Quiet Harvest” below, or contact us for more information on this valuable series. 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.

Songs from the Sacred Harp 17 October, 2019

Songs From the Sacred Harprecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Songs from the Sacred Harp arr. C.E. Walz, for Moderately Easy Piano
This collection by C.E. Walz is a celebration of traditional American hymn tunes from the nineteenth century. What is the Sacred Harp? It is a style of a cappella choral singing – “a cappella” is singing without accompaniment, in a chapel choral style. The “sacred harp” refers to the human vocal folds. Sacred Harp hymn books use the shape note system. If you get a chance, look up a shape note singing group near you and go listen – it’s delightful!

This collection includes “There is a Happy Land,” “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand,” “I Will Arise,” and more. The arrangements are moderately easy, and it doesn’t take too long to prepare them for a Sunday morning.

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!

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.

Easy Piano Halloween Music 10 October, 2019

00310162-wlThe Halloween Songbook, 2nd Edition
The second edition of this popular easy piano collection contains 16 favorites for the season including “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” “The Addams Family Theme,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Jaws Theme” and more. The pieces are written at around a Grade 2 or 3 difficulty level. Beginning players will have fun with this as they entertain their friends with their favorite spooky tunes!

For more information about music for Halloween or other seasons, 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!

Rediscovered Aram Khatchaturian 26 September, 2019

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Most pianists know Khatchaturian’s Toccata and his Sonata best. This collection reintroduces a few pieces from his first and last periods. From his early works are the “Waltz-Caprice” and the “Dance and Poem.” In the final year of his life (1978), he wrote “Vocalise,” which is the last piece in this collection. These compositions show Khatchaturian’s sense of melody, color, and rhythms, elements which have been his signature. This is well worth exploring if you like Khatchaturian’s works.

For more information about this collection, 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!

Hollywood Africans: Jon Batiste 12 September, 2019

hollywood africans jon batisteHollywood Africans reached number 33 on Billboard’s United States Top Current Album chart in 2018. Included are originals “Kenner Boogie,” named for the composer’s home town, and “Don’t Stop,” cowritten with Steve McEwan. New covers of “Smile” (Charlie Chaplin) and Ray Noble’s “The Very Thought of You” are part of this ten-title offering.

Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, have been the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015.  A graduate of Julliard, Jon Batiste has much to offer the music scene not only in New York City, but also to the nation at large. Give this album a listen, then see which songs are the ones you want to learn to play first!

For more information about this collection, contact 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!

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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