News & Views Friday, May 24, 2019

Category: Piano Music

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!

Today’s Top Worship Songs 20 May, 2019

00288610-wlTop 25 Worship Songs is a collection of some of the most recent praise and worship songs, including “The Lion and the Lamb,” “Glorious Day,” “Reckless Love,” and “King of My Heart.” All the lyrics are included, and the piano part doubles the melody, so the songs can be played as solos too! Guitar chords are also provided above the staff. This is a great resource for praise bands!

For more information about this collection or other current worship 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!

Chart Hits of 2018-2019 10 May, 2019

00289816-wlChart Hits of 2018-2019

These two valuable collections of pop music have the same tables of contents – 18 of the top hits for the last several months! One collection is for Piano/Vocal/Guitar, the other is for Easy Piano. Both also include the lyrics to these hit songs, which include “Breathin’,” “Happier,” “High Hopes,” “Love Someone,” “Shallow,” “Sunflower,” “Thank U Next,” “You Say,” and more! Choose one of these collections and play for yourself or for your friends!

For more information about these collections or other popular song 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!

For Summer Worship: Piano & Organ 03 May, 2019

lorenz-70-1640l-frecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Piano Music Specialists

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.

ORGAN
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.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 01 May, 2019

00291452-wlHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World for Solo Piano
Ten of the titles included in John Powell’s soundtrack for “The Hidden World” are contained in this collection along with several full-color scenes from the movie. The third and final installment of the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy, “The Hidden World” is the third highest grossing film of 2019 so far.

This collection from the movie soundtrack is written for intermediate to advanced piano solo. Songs include: Exodus! • Furies in Love • The Hidden World • Legend Has It/Cliffside Playtime • New ‘New Tail’ • Once There Were Dragons • Third Date • Together from Afar • Toothless: Smitten • With Love Comes a Great Waterfall. Enjoy the story all over again as you play the piano solos!

For more information about this collection or other collections of music from movie soundtracks, 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!

Sight Reading for Piano 29 April, 2019

kjos-gp700-fSight reading is an important skill for any musician. The Sight Reading series in the Kjos Piano Repertoire Library, available for levels preparatory to four, builds from level to level to look ahead for key signatures and time signatures, how to count as accurately as possible the first time a piece is played, how to keep playing no matter the mistakes that are made, and how to follow the dynamic markings. The writers, Diane Hidy and Keith Snell, have been very careful to choose and organize the pieces for this series in a logical way to enhance the student’s ability to sight read well at increasing levels of difficulty. As they say, “You learn to sight read by doing it!”

For more information about this series, 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!

The Greatest Video Game Music 21 March, 2019

00201767-wlIf you are tired of trying to pick out music from video games by ear, your struggle is over! The Greatest Video Game Music contains 28 titles from various video games, including: “Sweden” from Minecraft; “Eyes on Me” from Final Fantasy VIII; Theme from Fallout 4; “Baba Yetu” from Civilization; and more. These are arranged for intermediate to advanced piano. Play for yourself or for friends, and have fun with this collection!

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!

Peaceful Piano Solos 14 March, 2019

00286009-wlPeaceful Piano Solos is a collection of 30 piano pieces from movies and the New Age tradition, with music from Yanni, Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Enya, Philip Glass, Max Richter, and more. These pieces are on an intermediate to advanced difficulty level. Songs include: American Beauty Theme (Thomas Newman); Big My Secret (from “The Piano”) (Michael Nyman); Cinema Paradiso Love Theme (Ennio Morricone); Dawn (from “Pride & Prejudice”) (Dario Marianelli); Fly (Ludovico Einaudi); In the Morning Light (Yanni); Light of the Seven (from “Game of Thrones”) (Ramin Djawadi); Metamorphosis Two (Philip Glass); A Model of the Universe (from “The Theory of Everything”) (Johann Johannsson); River Flows in You (Yiruma); Somewhere in Time Theme (John Barry); Watermark (Enya); Written on the Sky (Max Richter); and more.

These pieces are suitable for a recital, for background music at an event, or to play just for yourself. Some of these selections are hard to find at all, much less in one volume! Relax at the piano with this exceptional collection of satisfying and profoundly beautiful pieces to play.

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 our website at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Bohemian Rhapsody for Easy Piano 21 February, 2019

00289629-wlArranged for easy piano, this collection from the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” includes many of the songs written by Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group Queen. Several songs by other writers are included, such as “Radio Ga Ga” by Roger Taylor. This collection of songs spans the time between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, and nearly every song was on the jukebox when it was new – many have now become “classic rock!” Adults can relive their teens and 20s, and today’s kids can enjoy classic rock songs, so play and enjoy!

For more information about this collection and others like it, 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!

Easy Classical Piano 14 February, 2019

00288045-wlrecommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

Simple Classical Piano Pieces is a great collection of 50 favorite piano pieces, spanning from J.S. Bach (1685-1750) to Bela Bartok (1881-1945), written by those who played and taught keyboard. These originals are little gems! Each one is only one or two pages long, at a grade level 2 or 3. Because this collection has selections from various time periods, it is a great tool to introduce works of different styles.

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 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.

Kapustin Etudes, Opus 67 07 February, 2019

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Newly published by Schott, this collection of Three Etudes Op. 67 composed in 1992 by Nikolai Kapustin presents more new advanced piano recital material. The first etude, entitled “Glissandi,” is written in a swing jazz mood. In No. 2 “Ripetizione” the difficulty lies in the complexity of the rhythm. No.3 “Grappole” contains hand clusters in quasi “grape form.”

This 20th and 21st century composer was born in Ukraine and studied piano in Moscow. He uses jazz idioms in formal classic structures. Check out YouTube to find various leading concert performers playing Kapustin’s works. This current composer is worth checking out! His works are challenging and interesting with jazz flavor and classical Russian blend.

For more information about this publication or other Kapustin works, 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.

Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon! 31 January, 2019

00257807-wlThis third edition of The Big Book of Love Songs really is the “big book!” It contains 82 romantic favorites in many musical styles: “All of Me,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” “Endless Love,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Fields of Gold,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Isn’t It Romantic?,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Lady in Red,” “My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic),” “The Nearness of You,” “Only You,” “The Power of Love,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Unchained Melody,” “Valentine,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “You Raise Me Up,” and more. If you need a few songs to sing for an event, or if you need a ready supply of love songs for the Valentine’s Day gig, this is just the book for you!

For more information about this songbook, 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!

Tin Pan Alley 07 December, 2018

leon-00279673-fTin Pan Alley contains 15 favorite songs from Tin Pan Alley arranged by Phillip Keveren “with a touch of jazz.” Standard favorites include “My Melancholy Baby,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “12th Street Rag.” This intermediate collection is fun to play for yourself, for a recital, or for background music at a party. These standard favorites bring a smile to everyone’s face!

For more information about this collection or other collections like it, 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!

A Song of Thanksgiving 01 November, 2018

70_1763Lrecommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Sacred Keyboard Music Specialists

A Song of Thanksgiving is a suite of classic Thanksgiving hymns for piano arranged by Douglas Wagner. This handy volume provides you with music for an entire service: a joyful prelude on “Now Thank We All Our God,” a flowing offertory on “Let All Things Now Living,” and a stirring, fanfare-like postlude on “Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing!” Doug’s mastery of the keyboard shines on every page, and, although he intended this book for Thanksgiving, you’ll find use for these stunning arrangements on many other occasions as well.

For more about this collection or other seasonal collections, 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!

Halloween Piano Fun! 12 October, 2018

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Get ready for an evening of musical Halloween fun!

The Big & Scary Halloween Songbook for Intermediate Piano
A frightfully delightful collection of 44 spooky tunes in piano/vocal/guitar arrangements. Includes: Addams Family Theme, Bad Things, Corpse Bride (Main Title), Don’t Fear the Reaper, Evil Woman, Frankenstein, Ghostbusters, Halloween Song, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Theme from Jaws, Monster Mash, Nightmare on Elm Street, Outer Limits, The Phantom of the Opera, (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend), Somebody’s Watching Me, Thriller, Tubular Bells, Werewolves of London, Theme from the X-Files and more.

leon-00310162-fThe Halloween Songbook for Easy Piano
The second edition of this popular easy piano collection features 16 spooky tunes of the season, including: The Addams Family Theme, Little Shop of Horrors, Monster Mash, The Thing, Funeral March, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Purple People Eater and more.

Be prepared for an evening of fun at any Halloween party with one of these collections! For more information about these collections or other fun music for Halloween, call us at 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.

First 50 Hymns You Should Play 26 September, 2018

00275199-wlFirst 50 Hymns You Should Play on the Piano is a collection of easy-to-play pieces. Play for your own enjoyment, play for Sunday School or Vacation Bible School! There are patriotic hymns (“America the Beautiful,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic”), Thanksgiving hymns (“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” and “We Gather Together”), and Easter hymns (“Wondrous Love,” “Were You There?”). There are plenty more hymns for in between times, also known as “ordinary time.” Chord names are included above the melody line in case you want to improvise a more elaborate accompaniment, and words are included, so you and friends can sing along!

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story 17 September, 2018

00280822-wlThere are two new collections for the soundtrack of the movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The music was composed by John Williams and John Powell. One collection is for intermediate to advanced piano solo, the other is for easy piano. Both have the music to nine of the pieces from the soundtrack – “Chicken in the Pot,” “Corellia Chase,” “The Good Guy,” “Lando’s Closet,” “Meet Han,” “Mine Mission,” “Savareen Stand-Off,” and “Train Heist.”

Play the music and follow the adventures of young Han Solo on his way to fulfilling his Star Wars destiny!

For more information about this music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Sebastian Currier, Contemporary Composer 05 September, 2018

48024371Sebastian Currier was born in 1959 into a family of talented musicians. One of his brothers, Nathan, is also a composer. Sebastian primarily composes for chamber groups and orchestras, and he has won several awards for his works.

This work, “Glow” for solo piano, was written in 2012 for pianist Inon Barnatan, who wanted a new composition to play on the same concert as Ravel’s “Gaspard de la Nuit.” Since “Gaspard de la Nuit” (“Treasurer” or “Jewel Keeper of the Night”) has to do with light, the composer chose seven forms of light to write about: moonlight, a spark, a strobe light, etc. to complement the Ravel work. The pieces are for advanced pianists, and each one depicts the type of light that is its title. This suite would be great recital material, in whole or in part, for a pianist looking for something really new to perform. Especially for those who have an appreciation for contemporary classical music, this is worth the time to explore!

For more information, contact us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Sacred Choral Reading Session THIS SATURDAY! 06 August, 2018

Stanton’s is pleased to welcome back Lloyd Larson 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 11, 2018.

Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.

lloyd larsonSince 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works – including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult choir in his home church in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

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 11th for a wonderful morning of singing with one of the nation’s most sought after church music experts.

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday 8/11/2018, 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 Lloyd Larson
Saturday 8/11/2018, 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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Join Us with RANDALL FABER 23 July, 2018

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Friday 8/10/2018 9:30-12:00
Stanton’s Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall, 330 S. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215
Registration: FREE

Join Steinway artist, composer and author Dr. Randall Faber for this motivating and educational complimentary workshop. Discover Technique Secrets in harmony with repertoire. Benefit from the rich tapestry of Sight, Sound, Story to inspire confidence and expressive performance at every level.

Special discounts and refreshments will be available. Register for this exciting free session online or by phone at 1.800.426.8742, ext. 3. Come join us for an inspirational morning with one of the nation’s leading performers and teachers of piano!

Dr. Randall Faber has appeared as guest artist at universities throughout North America and Asia, including the Beijing Central Conservatory, the Shanghai Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Canada. He has been Convention Artist for the Music Teachers National Association Conference and master teacher for the World Conference on Piano Pedagogy, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the National Piano Teachers Institute. Faber has given recitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. He has appeared on international television and on public radio in live recital broadcast. Here in the U.S. at the invitation of Steinway, Dr. Faber performed a tribute recital on Horowitz’s own legendary piano, receiving a distinguished service award as a Steinway Artist. Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a PH.D. in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. His research on motivation and talent development has been featured in journals and media in South Korea, China, Australia, and at the 9th International Conference on Motivation in Lisbon, Portugal.