News & Views Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Category: Popular Music

New Motion Picture Arrangements for Band 25 March, 2020

recommended by Ken T., Band Education Specialist

Check out the newest motion picture titles for concert band this spring, from “The Lion King,” “Star Wars,” “Frozen 2,” and more!

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This Land (from The Lion King) arr. Robert Longfield, Grade 1.5
Along with the familiar songs by Elton John, the soundtrack music by Hans Zimmer played an integral role in setting the mood for Disney’s “The Lion King.” Here are powerful themes from the movie skillfully arranged for 2nd year players by Robert Longfield.

Never Too Late (from The Lion King) arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 2
Here’s the catchy and upbeat song composed specifically for the 2019 film “The Lion King.” Johnnie Vinson’s version for younger players is easy to learn and features interesting parts for all players.

Highlights from The Lion King arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
“The Lion King” saga continues with the 2019 live-action movie that features stunning visuals, and of course the familiar musical numbers. This medley includes “Never Too Late” which was composed for the new film, along with the favorites “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “Circle of Life.”

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Soundtrack Highlights from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
The Star Wars saga wraps up in grand style with the blockbuster movie “The Rise of Skywalker.” Featuring a skillful blending of familiar older themes along with dramatic new material, John Williams again shows he’s the master music for film. This effective and satisfying medley is sure to become a concert highlight.

Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 4
The beloved Star Wars saga concludes with the blockbuster hit “The Rise of Skywalker.” John Williams’ masterful score again provides the emotional connection to the story with reprises of familiar character themes as well as poignant new material.

Music from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 2
Episode IX of the Star Wars saga (“The Rise of Skywalker”) has proven a fan favorite and effectively wraps up the popular film series. The music again plays a key role featuring beloved character themes from earlier films along with dramatic new material. Here’s a great sounding and concise medley for younger players.

Selections from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 3
The final installment of the storied Star Wars saga brings us another masterful score from John Williams. Here’s a terrific medley scored for flexible instrumentation that features favorite themes from the earlier films along with dramatic new material.

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Highlights from Frozen 2 arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
The highly anticipated follow-up to the original “Frozen” movie features an equally powerful collection of songs. This marvelous concert setting includes the haunting Vuelie chant melody along with the songs “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “Into the Unknown,” “Lost in the Woods,” and “Show Yourself.”

Into the Unknown (from Frozen 2) arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 3
This powerful anthem from the blockbuster “Frozen II” is sung by Idina Menzel in the film, and performed by pop sensation Panic! At The Disco during credits. Here’s a terrific setting for band of this instant classic.

Music from Frozen 2 arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 3
From the powerful movie blockbuster “Frozen II” here is an exciting and well-paced medley scored for flexible instrumentation. Included is the opening chant “Vuelie” followed by “Some Things Never Change,” “Into the Unknown,” “Lost in the Woods,” and “Show Yourself.”

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Highlights from Rocketman arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 3
Hit songs by Elton John have become an enduring part of our pop culture. Featured in the bio pic “Rocketman,” these familiar classics feature catchy melodies and timeless lyrics. Here’s a medley for flexible instrumentation that includes “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song,” and “I’m Still Standing.”

Soundtrack Highlights from Yesterday arr. Michael Brown, Grade 3
Featuring the magical music of the Beatles throughout, this imaginative movie explores a world where everyone loses memory of the iconic British band and their music except one person who takes full advantage. Includes “I Want to Hold Your Hand;” “Let It Be;” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da;” “Back in the U.S.S.R.;” “Hey Jude;” and of course “Yesterday.”

Highlights from Toy Story 4 arr. Johnnie Vinson, Grade 3
Our favorite gang of toys is back for another grand adventure, accompanied by terrific new songs from Randy Newman. This varied and entertaining medley includes “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Cowboy Lament,” and naturally “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Featuring an exotic flavor and familiar melody, here’s an easy arrangement of one of the signature songs from Disney’s “Aladdin.” Sure to be a hit.

A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman) arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 1.5
Songs from the movie “The Greatest Showman” have a way of appealing to all ages. This easy arrangement of “A Million Dreams” is sure to be enjoyed by students and parents alike.

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

Hits of 2019 for Easy Guitar 16 March, 2020

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This collection contains 13 hot singles from 2019 for easy guitar. The chord grids are given at the beginning of each song, and chord names are printed above the staff. Tablature is given for the melody lines. It isn’t hard to get these pop songs ready to play for yourself or for friends!

Songs include: “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish); “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (Luke Combs); “Gloria” (The Lumineers); “I Don’t Care” (Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber); “If I Can’t Have You” (Shawn Mendes); “Lo/Hi” (The Black Keys); “Look What God Gave Her” (Thomas Rhett); “ME!” (Taylor Swift); “Senorita” (Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello); “Someone You Loved” (Lewis Capaldi); “Speechless” (from Aladdin) (Naomi Scott); “Sucker” (Jonas Brothers); and “Whiskey Glasses” (Morgan Wallen).

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!

The Music of D Cappella 21 February, 2020

Screen-Shot-2018-04-30-at-5.37.43-PM-600x266recommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

D Cappella is Disney Music Group’s new a cappella singing sensation! The group came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage. Contemporary a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon is the group’s co-creator, music director, arranger, and album producer.

D Cappella arrangements are available exclusively via Stanton’s Digital Delivery. Scores are delivered immediately via email, so you can print or view on your tablet right away!

Part of Your World/A Whole New World arr. Deke Sharon, SSATBB a cappella
Deke Sharon pioneered the direction of the modern pop a cappella sound. Throughout his humble beginnings with the House Jacks to his work on “Pitch Perfect,” “The Sing-Off” and “In Transit,” this mashup of two ’90s-era Disney staples is masterful, intricate and optimistic to the point of perfection.

Friend Like Me (from Aladdin) arr. Deke Sharon, SSATBB a cappella
The much anticipated arrival of the a cappella group D Cappella is upon us. And the arrangements by Deke Sharon are awesome. With all the elements of contemporary a cappella choral writing along with a great Disney song, this is a song to close your concert and bring the house down.

How Far I’ll Go (from Moana) arr. Deke Sharon, SSATBB a cappella
What starts out sublimely as a honest and tender cover of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s titular “I want” song from the 2016 blockbuster “Moana,” quickly modulates into a reggae-infused island number. Subverting expectations with a toe-tapping, finger-snapping take on the source material is just what the doctor ordered!

Find more for your contemporary a cappella ensemble on our website, or contact us for more ideas. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

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

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

“A Wonderful Day Like Today”: Pop & Jazz for Choir 05 February, 2020

reach out i'll be there alan billingsleyrecommended by Jen Sper and Lora Moore, School Choral Music Specialists

Program upcoming pops concerts with these new options for high school and middle school ensembles!

Reach Out I’ll Be There arr. Alan Billingsley, SATB with piano & optional combo
The Four Tops reached their place in history by defining the quintessential Detroit-based Motown sound of the 1960s. Considered the Tops “signature song”, give your choirs the chance to sing in this crowd-pleasing and groundbreaking musical style.

This Magic Moment arr. Mac Huff, SATB with piano & optional combo
First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960, this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby socks, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

wake me up before you go-go kirby shawWake Me Up Before You Go-Go arr. Kirby Shaw, SATB with piano & optional combo
Who can forget this #1 hit by the British duo Wham! Kirby’s choral adaptation gets right in the groove of the finger-snapping piece of pop perfection. For even more fun, add the optional SoundPax or SoundTrax CD, 1980s costumes, and some show choir choreography. “Jitterbug!”

Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing arr. Roger Emerson, SSA with piano
This Discovery series edition of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 song packs all the joyful Latin energy you would want into an accessible arrangement that is super cool and fun to sing. Great for building skills and style, the voice-leading is well-crafted for your beginning and developing jazz/pop groups.

More Than a Feeling arr. Kirby Shaw, TTB with piano & optional combo
Named one of the top rock songs of all time and part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this classic from the band Boston fits nicely in the voice. This arrangement is full of style and gives your singers the chance to explore pop/rock stylings while maintaining strong vocal technique.

alright okay you win roger emersonAlright, Okay, You Win arr. Roger Emerson, 2-part mixed with piano
Here is a swinging classic jazz song ideal for young singers. A call and response style so important in jazz and here offers your young singers the opportunity to experience it. Detailed performance notes are offered by the arranger. And, as always, the vocal ranges and musical elements required to successfully perform this have been carefully chosen to ensure success.

A Wonderful Day Like Today arr. Greg Gilpin, 2-part with piano & optional kazoos
The musical “The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd” gave us this bright two-beat number. It’s a perfect selection for young singers to perform a positive message, add some choreography and the best part…play some kazoos! A terrific opener for any general concert.

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

Lora Moore joined the Stanton’s choral staff in July 2018. A former middle school and high school director of 32 years, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music from Capital University and a Master’s of Arts in Choral Music from The Ohio State University. Currently she is a church choir director, operates a private voice/piano studio and is active as a clinician and accompanist. During the off hours, Lora enjoys scouting out new day trips in Ohio to balance what her budget allows for her frequent trips to New York City to visit family and take in a Broadway show or two!

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

online catalog directory program with the prosView all of Stanton’s Five Star Features and favorites with our new online catalogs! Featuring our favorite new titles for school and sacred ensembles in fun, programmable categories, use our online catalogs to go straight to a title’s preview material. Visit our directory to find the catalog for your ensemble.

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The Beatles Essential Songs 26 December, 2019

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Just in case your Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket, we have a collection of 2.12 pounds of the best Beatles songs! Suitable to play on piano or guitar, this is a collection that can be played for yourself or with friends. 90 songs are included, so you may buy this with your Christmas money, but you can enjoy it all year ’round! It’s perfect for every Beatles fan!

Songs include: “All My Loving,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “Because,” “Blackbird,” “Come Together,” “Day Tripper,” “Get Back,” “Help!,” “Hey Jude,” “If I Fell,” “Let It Be,” “Michelle,” “Penny Lane,” “Something,” “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday,” and many more!

For more information about this collection or other Beatles music, 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 Beatles for Very Easy Piano 26 November, 2019

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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!

Mister Rogers Songbook for Ukulele 19 November, 2019

mister rogers songbook ukuleleMister Rogers Songbook for Ukulele
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you’re strumming the ukulele! This collection features 24 songs for the uke in standard G-C-E-A tuning with lyrics from the classic children’s show, “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” Songs include: “Are You Brave?,” “Everything Grows Together,” “It’s Such a Good Feeling,” “It’s You I Like,” “Sometimes People Are Good,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “You Can Never Go Down the Drain,” and more.

This is a great book to use in general music class with the younger children, and it’s easy to pick up the uke and play for the kids. If you play yourself, or if you are a teacher with a ukulele class, this is great!

For more information, contact us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online at stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

 

37 Gravest Hits for Halloween 02 October, 2019

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Are you going to play for a Halloween party? Do you just want something fun to play to fit the season? Then Halloween Spooktacular is the collection for you! There are 37 Halloween hits in this book of spooky stuff. Lyrics and guitar chords are included, in case somebody wants to sing or strum along.

Classical music themes include Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in d minor” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Dukas. TV themes include the “Twilight Zone Main Theme” and the “Theme from The X-Files.” The movie themes include “Ghostbusters” and the theme from “Silence of the Lambs.” Songs that were on the jukebox years ago still endure, like “Purple People Eater” and the “Monster Mash!” You will find something to suit your Halloween purpose in this versatile collection! 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.

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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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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The Best Folk/Pop Songs Ever 08 August, 2019

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So, what do we mean by “folk/pop” songs, anyway? It’s kind of a hybrid – either folk songs with a well-known pop arrangement, or a pop song that is played intimately, with an acoustic, folk-type arrangement. “The Best Folk/Pop Songs Ever” is a collection of 66 folk/pop songs including “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Morning Has Broken,” “Both Sides Now,” and more. This is a great collection for pianists, vocalists, or guitarists to play for fun, with friends, or for background at a party.

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!

Pink: Hurts 2B Human 01 August, 2019

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“Hurts 2B Human” debuted in the #1 spot of the Top 200 Charts for 2019, featuring the top single “Walk Me Home.” It is the third of her albums to debut at #1. This is P!nk’s 8th studio album, and features guest artists Wrabel, Khalid, Cash Cash and Chris Stapelton. Top favorites from this album include “Walk Me Home,” “Hustle,” and “Can We Pretend.” All 13 songs from the album are in this collection.

For more information about this collection, or other popular music 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!

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

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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!