News & Views Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Category: Popular Music

From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet 08 July, 2019

Greta Van Fleet’s second release “From the Fires” shows off a band full of promise, and we look forward to hearing more from them! This collection, published by Hal Leonard, contains all eight songs from the album “From the Fires” in authentic guitar transcriptions with notes and tablature. The transcriptions are for ensembles of two to four guitars. “Flower Power” is a ballad that has that folk-y feel to it, and the band’s cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” is well done, and it’s sad that the song is as apropos as it was in the 1960’s. If you play guitar, this is a great collection to have and enjoy! Trivia: did you know that the band is named after a real person?

For more information about this collection or other music from specific bands, 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!

Disney Songs from Faber and Faber 02 July, 2019

00275428Disney: Faber & Faber Piano Adventures
A new series of graded Disney songs for piano has been arranged by Nancy and Randall Faber, the writers of the bestselling Piano Adventures series of piano method books. Many songs from the Disney movies have been attractively arranged for levels “Pretime” (5-Finger) to “Bigtime” (Level 4). The songs include standard favorites like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to more recent hits like “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” No matter the playing level of your youngster or student, there will be a fun collection of Disney songs to choose!

For more information about this series or others similar to 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!

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!

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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Golden Hour: Kacey Musgraves 06 June, 2019

00293819-wlCMA and Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” songbook, just released, contains 13 of the tracks from that album. This is her third studio release to reach #1 on the Billboard country albums chart. Songs include: “Golden Hour,” “Happy & Sad,” “High Horse,” “Lonely Weekend,” “Love Is a Wild Thing,” “Mother,” “Oh, What a World,” “Rainbow,” “Slow Burn,” “Space Cowboy,” “Velvet Elvis,” “Wonder Woman,” and the lead single “Butterflies.” Sing the songs, play them on the piano, or strum along using the guitar chords included. Enjoy this award winning album all over again as you play the songs for yourself!

For more information about this collection or other country albums, 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!

Chart Hits of 2018-2019 10 May, 2019

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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!

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!

17 Hot Singles for Ukulele 23 April, 2019

00289818-wlThis edition of Chart Hits of 2018-2019 is a collection of 17 pop songs written for ukulele. Songs included are: Eastside (Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid); Happier (Marshmello featuring Bastille); High Hopes (Panic! At the Disco); Natural (Imagine Dragons); Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper); Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) (Post Malone featuring Swae Lee); Thank U, Next (Ariana Grande); Without Me (Halsey); Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer); and more. The melody is written out and the words are included; chord grids are above the melody line, so you don’t have to get the chord dictionary out to look them up! Why not while away an evening with this collection of hits?

For more information about this collection or other pop songbooks for ukulele, 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!

Chart Hits of 2018-2019 for Easy Guitar 16 April, 2019

00289816-wlChart Hits of 2018-2019 for Easy Guitar
13 hot singles are included in this easy guitar book: “Be Alright” (Dean Lewis) • “High Hopes” (Panic! At the Disco) • “Millionaire” (Chris Stapleton) • “Natural” (Imagine Dragons) • “Shallow” (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) • “She Got the Best of Me” (Luke Combs) • “Shotgun” (George Ezra) • “Without Me” (Halsey) • “You Say” (Lauren Daigle) • and more. Chord symbols, melody line, and tablature are included. Play for friends or entertain yourself!

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

Ariana Grande: Sweetener 28 February, 2019

00284921-wlIn August of 2018, Ariana Grande released her fourth studio album, “Sweetener.” It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. This is her third release to reach the top spot in the USA. It was also successful internationally in the UK, Spain, Canada, and other countries.

This Piano/Vocal collection matches her recording, and includes the lead single “No Tears Left To Cry.” You can sing along with the piano, strum with the guitar chords, or play the songs as piano solos, since the melody is in the right hand piano part. Play for your own enjoyment, or sing along with friends!

For more information about this collection, 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!

Pop Tunes for Jazz Ensemble 27 February, 2019

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Dance to the Music arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 2
This infectious pop and funk hit from 1968 was originally recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. Paul Murtha’s version for young players features a fun groove and active parts for all sections. The solo section can be opened up, or sample solos are provided for alto sax, trumpet, and trombone. An entertaining blast from the past.

Despacito arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3
Setting records for most views on YouTube and topping the pop charts in several countries, “Despacito” was recorded by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi with rapper Daddy Yankee (and later remixed with Justin Bieber). With its infectious Latin pop style and catchy melody, here is a great sounding and effective version for jazz ensemble.

leon-527211Everybody Needs Somebody to Love arr. John Berry, Grade 1.5
This rockin’ tune from the ’60s boasts notable recordings by Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, and most famously the Blues Brothers. This easy chart is skillfully scored for all sections, and requires no solos.

Feel It Still arr. John Berry, Grade 2
Recorded by Portugal. The Man., this pop hit contains an energetic drive and appealing retro style. In this easy arrangement, the melody is passed from section to section and there are no solos required.

Havana arr. Terry White, Grade 2
This breakout hit recorded by Camila Cabello helped bring Latin music to the pop charts. This arrangement for young players is easy to learn and includes sample written solos for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone.

leon-527187Knock On Wood arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3
Although originally recorded by Eddie Floyd in 1966, this familiar hit has remained popular thanks to covers by artists such as Otis Redding, David Bowie, and Eric Clapton. This dynamic version for young players is based on the swing-shuffle hit recorded by Amii Stewart in 1979.

Living for the City arr. Rick Stitzel, Grade 1.5
Stevie Wonder’s sultry medium rock tune first appeared on his landmark 1973 album “Innervisions.” Rick’s authentic-sounding version for young players includes all the signature riffs, easy meter changes, and solo spots for alto or tenor sax.

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.

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!

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!

Motown Anthology 25 January, 2019

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A must-have collection of 68 Motown masterpieces, including: “ABC,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Baby Love,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Easy,” “For Once in My Life,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” “Let’s Get It On,” “My Girl,” “Shop Around,” “War,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and many more! This is quite the collection of standard favorite Motown songs!

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!

Top Hits of 2018 17 January, 2019

18 of the best from ’18 are included in the new collection Top Hits of 2018 for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: “Back to You” by Selena Gomez, “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai, “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd, “Delicate” by Taylor Swift, “Heaven” by Kane Brown, “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, “Let You Down” by NF, “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line, “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “Never Be the Same” by Camila Cabello, “New Rules” by Dua Lipa, “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande, and more. Also available in editions for easy piano, big note piano, guitar, and ukulele (contents vary).

For more information about this collection, 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!

Contemporary R&B Hits 10 January, 2019

00276001-wlR&B music is now mainstream in pop music culture, and the new collection Contemporary R&B Hits pays tribute to two dozen of the best modern hits from the genre in arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. Includes: “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar/SZA, “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige, “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys/Nicki Minaj, “Halo” by Beyoncé, “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd, “Location” by Khalid, “Love Me Now” by John Legend, “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna, “Passion Fruit” by Drake, “Redbone” by Childish Gambino, “Rise Up” by Andra Day, “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars, and more.

For more information about this collection, 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!

NOW AVAILABLE: Mary Poppins Returns 03 January, 2019

leon-00285401-fThe 2018 movie musical sequel to the classic Disney film Mary Poppins Returns features a top-notch team including director Rob Marshall (Chicago), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and music from Hairspray’s award-winning songwriting team of Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. The Piano/Vocal folio includes new original songs from the soundtrack: “Can You Imagine That,” “A Cover Is Not the Book,” “A Conversation,” “(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky,” “Nowhere to Go But Up,” “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” “The Royal Doulton Music Hall,” “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” and “Turning Turtle” – plus, eight pages of color artwork from the film!

Place your order today to reserve your copy, or contact us for more information!

20 Songs from 8 Hit Movies! 02 January, 2019

Songs from “A Star Is Born,” “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman,” and More Movie Musicals
Movie musical lovers will delight in this songbook chock full of top-notch songs from blockbuster movies arranged for piano, voice and guitar!

Includes: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars” from La La Land; “Evermore” and “How Does a Moment Last Forever” from Beauty and the Beast; “Fernando,” “Mamma Mia” and “Super Trouper” from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again; “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Suddenly” from Les Misérables;  “A Million Dreams” and “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman; “On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods; “Tomorrow” from Annie; plus seven songs from the 2018 hit movie A Star Is Born featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: “Always Remember Us This Way,” “I’ll Never Love Again,” “Is That Alright?,” “Look What I Found,” “Maybe It’s Time,” “Music to My Eyes,” and “Shallow.”

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!

Baby Boomer Favorites! 20 December, 2018

00137596-wlSongs of the 1960s is part of The New Decade Series. Each book presents the most popular songs of a decade. Baby boomers will remember some old favorites in this volume: “Proud Mary,” “The Twist,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Downtown,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and lots more Beatles tunes!

Remember when there was a jukebox in nearly every restaurant, and songs were two for 25 cents? Some restaurants even had a way to pay for your songs at each table – you could drop your quarter in the box and choose your two songs without getting out of your booth to go to the main jukebox! Some bands had funny names – like “The Monkees” who sang “I’m A Believer,” and “The Troggs” who sang “Wild Thing.”

This would make a great last-minute holiday gift for a baby boomer who plays piano or guitar. There are 100 songs, and they all have online backing tracks when you use the code printed inside the book’s cover, so you can just sing along, too! Take a walk down Memory Lane!

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!