News & Views Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Category: Vocal Music

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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For Summer Worship: Choral & Vocal 03 June, 2019

1 handbell.qxdrecommended by Judy H. and Jennifer F., Sacred Choral Music Specialists

VOCAL SOLOS & DUETS
The Essential Collection for the Church Soloist Vol. 2
This collection of 50 vocal solos includes top-selling settings from Mary McDonald, Lloyd Larson, Jack Schrader, Larry Shackley, Natalie Sleeth, Jay Althouse, Hal Hopson, Joel Raney, Mark Hayes, and Jane Holstein. Build your library further with Volume 1 as well!

Essential Vocal Duets Vol. 4
Here are eight vocal duets of top-sellers from the Hope catalog, each arranged for two medium voices. Available alone or in a book/CD combo with accompaniment tracks useful for rehearsal and performance. Don’t miss the previous volumes: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3.

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Easy Settings 6 for SAB choir
Here is the 6th volume in a successful series of accessible voicings of contemporary top-sellers. All of these titles are proven winners set for SAB voices. There are selections for Christmas, Palm Sunday, Lent, Pentecost, and general occasions throughout the year.

About the Authors:
Judy H. has been working in Stanton’s Choral Department since 1975. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University. A member of the Grove City Chamber Singers, Judy also enjoys reading and spending time with her four grandchildren.

Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 15 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is Director of Handbells at Worthington Presbyterian Church and sings in the First Church Choir at First Congregational Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.

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

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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!

A Young Singer’s Journey 04 March, 2019

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A Young Singer’s Journey is a valuable set of workbooks developed by respected conductors Jean Ashworth Bartle, Eileen Baldwin, and Linda Beaupre. Written and designed for children who love to sing, the authors have shared the ways in which they have successfully taught children to master the basic components of musical literacy – theory, ear training, and sight-singing. These three components are integrated with song material and warm-ups in imaginative ways that make the process pleasurable and rewarding for young singers. Each of the five workbooks includes accompanying materials via convenient download: audio tracks, and sight-singing and warm-up exercises for each level.

Perfect for young private voice students or classroom/choral use, we highly recommend A Young Singer’s Journey! Contact us for more recommendations, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
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.

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!

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!

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!

IPA Made Easy 19 December, 2018

recommended by Jen Sper, School Choral Music Specialist

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. It was devised in the late 19th century as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. The IPA is used by lexicographers, foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech-language pathologists, actors – and of course, singers!

How many years has it been since your last diction class? These valuable resources are perfect to bring that knowledge back to the forefront so you can use it in your choral classroom and vocal studio!

IPA Made Easy by Anna Wentlent
This handy guidebook is an easy reference for the symbols used in IPA: what they look like and how they are pronounced. Example words for every symbol are included in English, Latin, Italian, German, French, and Spanish. An online resource includes recorded demonstrations of every sound. A clear and concise tool for singing in foreign languages, equally useful in the choir room and the vocal studio.

IPA Made Easy Poster Set by Anna Wentlent
This set of full-color 9″ x 12″ cardstock posters provides a practical tool for teaching the International Phonetic Alphabet and uniform vowel formation. Each poster displays one of the primary vowel sounds, including its IPA symbol, pronunciation, and example words in English, Latin, Italian, German, French, or Spanish. Plus, an online resource offers recorded demonstrations of every sound. Equally useful for choral rehearsal rooms and vocal studios!

About the Author:
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.

Boosey & Hawkes Opera Anthology 23 November, 2018

recommended by Jennifer F., Classical Vocal and Handbell Music Specialist

The Boosey & Hawkes Opera Anthology series is a landmark publication which collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Each volume includes extensive plot notes and translations. Many of the selections have never been published outside the complete vocal score of an opera, making this series a uniquely valuable source. Some of this literature is well-known around the world, but among the contents are many wonderful and intriguing pieces which are less often encountered. Besides opera auditions, a majority of the arias are rich material for recitals or concerts.

leon-529680SOPRANO/COLORATURA: John Adams: DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light? • NIXON IN CHINA: I don’t daydream • I am the wife of Mao Tsetung • Dominick Argento: THE BOOR: The Widow’s Aria • CASANOVA’S HOMECOMING: Though absent from these ears and eyes • MISS HAVISHAM’S FIRE: I see in you a looking glass • POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: Lady with a Hand Mirror Aria • THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: Virginia’s Aria • Jack Beeson: CAPTAIN JINKS OF THE HORSE MARINES: Aurelia’s Aria • Leonard Bernstein: CANDIDE: Glitter and Be Gay • A QUIET PLACE: Dede’s Aria • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: I’m full of happiness • Miss Wordsworth’s Aria • GLORIANA: The Dressing-Table Song • The Queen’s Dilemma • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Injurious Hermia • Come, now a roundel • Be kind and courteous • PETER GRIMES: Let her among you without fault • Embroidery Aria • THE TURN OF THE SCREW: How beautiful it is • Lost in my labryrinth • Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Laurie’s Song • Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: Rented rooms • OF MICE AND MEN: Curly’s Wife’s Aria • SUSANNAH: Ain’t it a pretty night • The trees on the mountains • WUTHERING HEIGHTS: I’ve dreamt in my life • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR’S OPERA: I’m like a skiff on the ocean tossed • When young at the bar…Ungrateful Macheath! • Henry Purcell, realized and edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst: DIDO AND AENEAS: Oft she visits this lov’d mountain • Thanks to these lonesome vales • Sergei Rachmaninoff: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Francesca’s Aria • Ned Rorem: OUR TOWN: Emily’s Aria • Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka • Die Wiener Herrn verstehn sich • ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Es gibt ein Reich • Grossmätige Prinzessin • CAPRICCIO: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Letzte Szene/Final Scene) • DER ROSENKAVALIER: Da geht er hin (Monolog der Marschallin/Marschallin’s Monologue) • Igor Stravinsky: THE RAKE’S PROGRESS: No word from Tom…I go to him • LE ROSSIGNOL: Chanson du Rossignol

leon-529681MEZZO-SOPRANO: John Adams: THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER: I must have been hysterical • DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light? • Past fierce and tossing skies • EL NIÑO: La anunciación • Dominick Argento: THE ASPERN PAPERS: On the stroke of midnight! • CASANOVA’S HOMECOMING: Bellino’s Aria • Madame d’Urfé’s Aria • THE DREAM OF VALENTINO: Nazimova’s Aria • Was it truly destiny • MISS HAVISHAM’S FIRE: Estella’s Aria • A POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: A Foreign Singer’s Aria • Leonard Bernstein: MASS: Thank You • TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There is a garden • What a movie! • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: Doctor Jessop’s midwife • What would Missus Herring say? • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Lysander, Help me Lysander • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Give him this orchid • Is it all? • She sleeps as a rose upon the night • Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Ma’s Song • Carlisle Floyd: WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Take off that frown • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR’S OPERA: Thus when a good housewife sees a rat…How cruel are the traytors • Henry Purcell, realized by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst: DIDO AND AENEAS: Ah, Belinda, I am prest with torment • When I am laid in earth • Ned Rorem: MISS JULIE: Wind around me like Satan’s snake • Richard Strauss: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Sein wir wieder gut • DER ROSENKAVALIER: Wie Du warst! • Igor Stravinsky: MAVRA: The Mother’s Aria • OEDIPUS REX: Nonn’ erusbeskite, reges • THE RAKE’S PROGRESS: As I was saying…Scorned! Abused! • Sold! Annoyed!

leon-529682TENOR: John Adams: A FLOWERING TREE: Her arms have the beauty • NIXON IN CHINA: Platonic men • Dominick Argento: CASANOVA’S HOMECOMING: Gondolier’s Song • THE DREAM OF VALENTINO: Now I know • Valentino’s Aria • POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: Once when I was a young man • Leonard Bernstein: CANDIDE: Bon Voyage • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: The Mayor’s Aria • Albert the Good! • O go, Go! Go away! • BILLY BUDD: I accept their verdict • Gloriana: First Lute Song • Second Lute Song • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Asleep my Love? • Peter Grimes: They listen to money • Now the Great Bear and Pleiades • In dreams I’ve built myself • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Rome is now ruled • Tarquinius does not dare • THE TURN OF THE SCREW: It is a curious story • Miles! • Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Martin’s Song • Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: So there you were • Sometimes th’ pain of missin’ him • OF MICE AND MEN: Lennie’s Aria (Oh, I feel cold inside) • WUTHERING HEIGHTS: Then marry me, Cathy • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR’S OPERA: O cruel, cruel case! • Sergei Prokofiev: L’AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES: Il est drôle, le Prince! • Sergei Rachmaninoff: ALEKO: Young Gypsy’s Romance • Ned Rorem: OUR TOWN: The Stage Manager’s Aria (We’re all coming up here) • Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Ich hab’s geschworen • ARIADNE AUX NAXOS: Im Gegenteil • CAPRICCIO: Das Sonett (Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht) • DER ROSENKAVALIER: Di rigori armato il seno • Igor Stravinsky: MAVRA: Hussar’s Aria • THE RAKE’S PROGRESS: Here I stand • Love, too frequently betrayed • Vary the song • Sellem’s Auction Scene • I have waited • Mark-Anthony Turnage: ANNA NICOLE: Valium, prozac

leon-529683BARITONE/BASS: John Adams: DOCTOR ATOMIC: Batter my heart • Teller’s Aria • A FLOWERING TREE: Storyteller’s Aria • NIXON IN CHINA: News has a kind of mystery • Mister Premier • Dominick Argento: THE ASPERN PAPERS: What a yielding nature she has • CASANOVA’S HOMECOMING: You have already heard one sermon tonight • MISS HAVISHAM’S FIRE: If in the years to come • THE SHOEMAKERS’ HOLIDAY: Simon’s Aria • A WATER BIRD TALK: The Lecturer (Theme) • Leonard Bernstein: MASS: A Simple Song • TROUBLE IN TAHITI: There’s a Law • Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: The Vicar’s Aria (Virtue, says Holy Writ) • Tickling a trout • Churchyard’s agog with a crowd of folk • BILLY BUDD: Billy Budd, king of the birds! • Billy’s Farewell (Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray!) • Claggart’s Aria • GLORIANA: Cecil’s Report Cecil’s Song of Government • Raleigh’s Song • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Bottom’s Dream • O Helen, goddess • THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA: Lucretia! I’m sick of that name! Tarquinius’s Aria (Within this frail crucible of light) • Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: I’ve known I loved you • OF MICE AND MEN: George’s Aria (You bet it’s gonna be diff’rent) • SUSANNAH: Hear me, O Lord • I’m a lonely man, Susannah • WILLIE STARK: We all come out of the earth • John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR’S OPERA: Thus Gamesters united in friendship • Sergei Rachmaninoff: ALEKO: Aleko’s Cavatina • FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Lanceotto’s Aria • Ned Rorem: OUR TOWN: When I got married • Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Nimmst einen Fiaker • Sie gibt mir keinen Blick • ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen • Igor Stravinsky: THE RAKE’S PROGRESS: Come, master • I burn! I freeze!

About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 14 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is a soprano section leader in the Chancel Choir at First Community Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.

New Year, New Look! 18 June, 2018

new-year-new-lookNotice anything different about us?

We’ve launched our newly redesigned website for musicians and educators to compare all music options, organize titles for personal and professional use, and share their passion for musical expression. The new website is designed to improve your search results and reduce research stress.

“We’ve been working on this website for three years now. The features we are most excited for are the advanced search bar and music-specific filters that offer you more opportunities to find sheet music that fits your educational or performance goals,” said David Ginter, technical manager.

Our search bar is optimized for music specific searches. You can search by instrument, voicing, keyword, full title, composer, artist, arranger, series, or catalog number. However, remember – less is more. If you want to be even more specific, click on our advanced search and type in as much information as you have.

CaptureIf you still have too many results after hitting enter, click on the photo to the left to reveal the filter! All you’ll have to do is chose the tab you want and it will grow to show you how every item is grouped. Say you searched the word “Star,” but you only want to see SAB music – the voicing tab will tell you how many SAB selections are in this search.

We are also introducing new Social Media and Reprise pages. These pages archive our social and email announcements to allow our non-social media users access to our news and product recommendation. You can check in with the Social Media page for a weekly snapshot of what’s happening at Stanton’s and easily follow us without ever logging in.

You can stop scrolling back months at time to find that email with that title you can’t remember the name of, but you know would be perfect! Visit our Reprise page and only look through our emails without any distractions.

“The website is a resource where music directors can easily see, listen, and learn new products that best fit their ensemble needs. What we’ve created is a large music library database. With that database we can help directors and musicians compare ideas, organize their selections, and share with their ensemble and the audiences they reach,” says President, Eric Strouse.

The Developing Classical Singer 18 April, 2018

recommended by Jennifer F., Classical Vocal Music Specialist

leon-520364The Developing Classical Singer was compiled from the rich choices in the Boosey & Hawkes catalogue, with songs in English by British and American composers. The selection of songs is for the teenage voice, or an early level collegiate singer, or an adult amateur taking voice lessons.

The songs were chosen with some specific issues in mind: vocal ranges that are not extreme, and musical challenges that are manageable for a singer at this level. Beyond art song, also included are folksong arrangements, such as those by Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten, which are fully composed in the spirit of an art song, designed for a classical voice.

There are different compilations for each voice type: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor and Baritone. Some cornerstone songs are in all volumes, because of their beauty and appropriateness for any voice. These include Britten’s “O Waly, Waly;” Ireland’s “Spring Sorrow;” Britten’s realization of Purcell’s “I attempt from love’s sickness to fly;” Quilter’s “Weep you no more;” and Vaughan Williams’ “Bright is the ring of words.” Original keys of the songs were considered, but since nearly every composer of art song is not opposed to transposition, original keys were not a confining factor in which volume a song lands.

Each volume also provides suggested pedagogical reasons for assigning each selection, such as vocal agility, breath support for a long phrase, building an expressive legato phrase, expanding vocal range, dynamic contrasts, sensitively expressing poetry, building musicianship, and personality and storytelling.

Find more vocal music on our website, or contact us for more information. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 14 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is a soprano section leader in the Chancel Choir at First Community Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN 15 February, 2018

leon-00250373-fA musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, “The Greatest Showman” features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of “La La Land” and “Dear Evan Hansen” fame.

As you’re planning for spring concerts, consider these exciting titles from “The Greatest Showman”!

The Greatest Show: Choral SATB, SAB, and SSA, Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
This Is Me: Choral SATB, SAB, and 2-part, Young Concert Band, Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
Rewrite the Stars: Choral (coming soon!) SATB, SAB, and SSA, Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
Never Enough: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
Come Alive: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
From Now On: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
A Million Dreams: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
The Other Side: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele
Tightrope: Piano/Vocal/Guitar, Easy Piano, and Ukulele

Also available: the complete Vocal Folio, as well as collections for Easy Piano and Ukulele. Contact us for more information, and shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot… 27 December, 2017

leon-00353010-fAs you prepare for New Year’s Eve festivities, have you mislaid your copy of “Auld Lang Syne?” Did you loan it out and never get it back? Stanton’s to the rescue! We have “Auld Lang Syne” in stock at our store, and you can also find it via Digital Delivery, where you can transpose it to any key you like. Many of our digital downloads come in PDF format, so you can print it, or save it to your tablet or PC. Browse our digital download library for more options as well – you will be amazed at all you find!

For more information about this topic, call us at 800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit us online. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Solo and Ensemble Time Is Near! 20 December, 2017

OMEAIt’s almost January, which means Solo & Ensemble season for the Ohio Music Education Association is soon upon us! For our local, Central Ohio customers in OMEA District 15, the event date is Saturday, January 27. Here are some reminders to make sure that this busy day goes smoothly for you and your students:

1) Make sure that your student is playing from an original copy, not a photocopy, of music (even if you have purchased the music, copying it and playing from a photocopy is an infringement of copyright law).

2) Similarly, make sure the judge has an original score (with measures numbered!) from which to read.

3) Make sure that your student is playing from the correct edition of their music. To check the list of approved editions, follow these steps:
– Visit the OMEA Solo and Ensemble page
– Under High School, select “Search HS Required list,” or Junior High, select “Search JH Suggested list”
– Click “search,” choose your area, then select your instrument
– Select the event and class, then click “search”
– Click on the title of the piece (they will be listed alphabetically by title), then “View Approved Editions”

4) Contact us with any questions you may have about OMEA music! We are happy to help you, and can be reached at 1.800.42.MUSIC using any of the following extensions, or via email:
– ext 1: Choral and Classical Vocal (choral@stantons.com)
– ext 2: Instrumental (instrumental@stantons.com)
– ext 3: Piano and Guitar (keyboard@stantons.com)


The Cantolopera Collection 20 November, 2017

recommended by Jennifer F., Classical Vocal Music Specialist

The Cantolopera series from Ricordi is a unique and exciting series designed to give you the chance to learn some of the greatest arias of the opera tradition with full orchestral backing tracks. Cantolopera proposes a totally new way to approach the new opera repertoire; versions for voice and piano of the most famous arias, accompanied by a compact disc containing the corresponding orchestral bases, recorded with a 130-piece orchestra, to allow the professional, student, or opera fan to practice, as well as a version sung by an established artist for reference. Each volume contains a piano and vocal score, the complete lyrics of the arias, plus a short summary and background information on the orchestra and performers. An excellent rehearsal tool, or the ideal way to introduce your voice to the wonders and rigors of the opera.

The newest editions in the Cantolopera series are perfect for building a library of opera repertoire for studio study or professionals in the field:

leon-519091Soprano: MOZART: Non mi dir, bell’idol mio (Don Giovanni) • DONIZETTI: Piangete voi? – Al dolce guidami castel nation (Anna Bolena) • BELLINI: Ah! non credea mirarti (La sonnambula) • BELLINI: Casta diva (Norma) • BELLINI: Qui la voce sua soave – Vien, diletto (I Puritani) • VERDI: Tacea la notte placida – Di tale amor (Il trovatore) • VERDI: E strano! e strano – Sempre libera (La traviata) • GOUNOD: Il etait un Roi de Thule – Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle (Faust) • VERDI: Tu che le vanita (Don Carlo) • VERDI: O terra, addio (Aida) • PUCCINI: Se come voi piccina io fossi (Le Villi) • PUCCINI: Vissi d’arte (Tosca) • PUCCINI: Quando me’n vo (La boheme)

leon-519089Mezzo-Soprano: GLUCK: Che faro senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) • MOZART: Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio (Le nozze di Figaro) • MOZART: Voi che sapete (Le nozze di Figaro) • ROSSINI: Di tanti palpiti (Tancredi) • ROSSINI: Cruda sorte! (L’italiana in Algeri) • ROSSINI: Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia) • ROSSINI: Mura felici – Elena! oh tu, che chiamo! (La donna del lago) • BELLINI: Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) • DONIZETTI: O mio Fernando! (La favorita) • MEYERBEER: Ah! mon fils, sois beni! (Le Prophete) • GOUNOD: Faites-lui mes aveux (Faust) • THOMAS: Connais-tu le pays? (Mignon) • GOUNOD: Depuis hier – Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (Romeo et Juliette) • BIZET: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen) • SAINT-SAENS: Printemps qui commence (Samson et Dalila)

leon-519090Tenor: MOZART: Dalla sua pace (Don Giovanni) • MOZART: Il mio Tesoro intanto (Don Giovanni) • MOZART: Un’aura amorosa (Cosi fan tutte) • ROSSINI: Ecco ridente in cielo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) • DONIZETTI: Quanto e bella (L’elisir d’amore) • DONIZETTI: Una furtive lagrima (L’elisir d’amore) • DONIZETTI: Spirto gentil (La favorita) • DONIZETTI: Ah! mes amis – Pour mon ame (La Fille du regiment) • DONIZETTI: Sogno soave e casto (Don Pasquale) • DONIZETTI: Povero Ernesto! – Cerchero lontana terra (Don Pasquale) • VERDI: La donna e mobile (Rigoletto) • GOUNOD: Salut! Demeur caste et pure (Faust) • MEYERBEER: Pays merveilleux (L’Africaine) • BIZET: La fleur que tu m’avais jetee (Carmen) • VERDI: Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola (Falstaff) • PUCCINI: Che gelida manina (La boheme) • PUCCINI: Avete torto! – Firenze e come un albero fiorito (Gianni Schicchi)

leon-519092Baritone: ROSSINI: Largo al factotum (Il barbiere di Siviglia) • ROSSINI: Resta immobile, e ver la terra (Guglielmo Tell) • DONIZETTI: Udite, udite, o rustici (L’elisir d’amore) • DONIZETTI: Cruda, funesta smania (Lucia di Lammermoor) • BELLINI: Ah! per sempre io ti perdei (I Puritani) • DONIZETTI: Vien Leonora, a’ piedi tuoi (La favorita) • DONIZETTI: Gioco dir ea fortuna – O Lisbona, alfin ti miro (Don Sebastiano) • VERDI: Gran Dio! – Oh de’ verd’anni miei (Ernani) • VERDI: Pieta, rispetto, amore (Macbeth) • VERDI: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto) • VERDI: Sacra la scelta e d’un consorte – Ah! fu giusto il mio sospetto (Luisa Miller) • VERDI: Di Provenza il mar, il suol (La traviata) • BIZET: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre – Toreador, en garde! (Carmen) • PONCHIELLI: Pescator, affonda l’esca (La Gioconda) • LEONCAVALLO: Si puo?… – Un nido di memorie (Pagliacci) • LEONCAVALLO: Scuoti, o vento (La boheme) • LEONCAVALLO: Zaza, piccolo zingara (Zaza)

leon-519093Bass: PERGOLESI: Son imbrogliato io gia (La serva padrona) • MOZART: Aprite un po’ quegli occhi (Le nozze di Figaro) • MOZART: Madamina! il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni) • MOZART: In diesen heil’gen Hallen (Die Zauberflote) • ROSSINI: Gia d’insolito ardore (L’italiana in Algeri) • ROSSINI: La calunnia e un venticello (Il barbiere di Siviglia) • ROSSINI: Io! Medaglie incomparabili (Il viaggio a Reims) • BELLINI: Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (La sonnambula) • DONIZETTI: Udite, udite, o rustici (L’elisir d’amore) • BELLINI: Cinta di fiori (I Puritani) • VERDI: Uldino! Uldin! – Mentre gonfiarsi l’anima (Attila) • VERDI: Studia il passo, o mio figlio! – Come dal ciel precipita (Macbeth) • VERDI: O tu Palermo, terra adorata (I vespri siciliani) • VERDI: Il lacerate spirito (Simon Boccanegra) • GOUNOD: Vous qui faites l’endormie (Faust) • VERDI: Ella giammai m’amo (Don Carlo)

About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 14 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is a soprano section leader in the Chancel Choir at First Community Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.


American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer 23 October, 2017

recommended by Jennifer F., Classical Vocal Music Specialist

leon-519833Newly available from G. Schirmer, the series “American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer” provides an excellent introduction for classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series, making it a perfect resource for the studio. Piano accompaniments are included via convenient Audio Access for streaming or download.

The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys: ERNST BACON: It’s all I have to bring • SAMUEL BARBER: The Daisies • SAMUEL BARBER: Longing • SAMUEL BARBER: Mother, I cannot mind my wheel • HARRY T. BURLEIGH: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child • THEODORE CHANLER: The Children • JOHN DUKE: Loveliest of Trees • LEE HOIBY: The Shepherd • LEE HOIBY: Where the Music Comes From • HERBERT KINGSLEY: The Green Dog • JOHN JACOB NILES: The Lass from the Low Countree • GLADYS RICH: American Lullaby • WILLIAM ROY: This Little Rose • WILLIAM SCHUMAN: Orpheus with his lute

The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass volumes: SAMUEL BARBER: The Daisies • SAMUEL BARBER: Hey nonny no! • PAUL BOWLES: Cabin • HARRY T. BURLEIGH: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child • CELIUS DOUGHERTY: Across the Western Ocean • CELIUS DOUGHERTY: Colorado Trail • CELIUS DOUGHERTY: Shenandoah • JOHN DUKE: Loveliest of Trees • LEE HOIBY: The Shepherd • LEE HOIBY: Where the Music Comes From • EDWARD MACDOWELL: The Sea • JOHN JACOB NILES: Black is the color of my true love’s hair • JOHN SACCO: Brother Will, Brother John • WILLIAM SCHUMAN: Orpheus with his lute

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About the Author:
Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 14 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is a soprano section leader in the Chancel Choir at First Community Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.


Masterworks for Two 31 July, 2017

alfred-513335Masterworks for Two
This outstanding collection features 10 classic songs for any combination of two voices and piano. Alfred Music’s top masterwork arrangers provide supportive accompaniments, well-crafted vocal lines, historically informed editorial markings, plus IPA pronunciation guides and complete translations for every piece in a foreign language. Superb recital, concert, and contest repertoire for developing singers.

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Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical 22 June, 2017

00197874-wlFrom the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, and inspired by the beloved films, the dazzling new Broadway musical “Anastasia” transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

“Anastasia” features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, and a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Six songs from the original movie have been kept (including “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December”) and sixteen new songs added to the production. This vocal selections collection includes fourteen songs for voice with piano accompaniment.

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