News & Views Sunday, January 19, 2020

Category: Popular Music

Stanton’s Online Catalogs 17 January, 2020

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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.

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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!

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

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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!