Music Notes – From the editor’s desk

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New choral music this week

For Youth:

The subject for the December ChoralClub packet is the Mutual Theme: “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.” (D&C 115:5) We have published several new chorals specific to this theme, and hope that they will be helpful this year for your youth—in Mutual, Sacrament meetings, and Conferences.
[ ] #00457 I Will Arise and Stand (SAB) – Britton and Christine H. Davis.
[ ] #00134 By Faith We Stand (SATB) – Pearson and Jorgensen.

For Relief Society birthday observations:

Many of you will be hosting special meetings commemorating the genesis of the Relief Society. Mike Carson has written a wonderful piece for women’s chorus that will be useful with this assignment. It is called “We Have One Another.” I just love the poignant text and the engaging chorus.
[ ] #00377 We Have One Another (SSA) by Mike Carson.

For Easter:

Mike has also taken the assignment to create a special arrangement of the classic, “The Holy City” for ward choir. He has completed the assignment beautifully. We envision this number working in connection with your upcoming Easter service.
[ ] #01107 The Holy City (SAB) Arranged by Mike Carson.

For Christmas:

We are happy to introduce you to Amy Baugh Hansen. She is a real go-getter on the piano and is a wonderful arranger. She graduated from BYU in piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. Irene Peery. You hear her playing piano on the television series, “The Joseph Smith Papers.”

Her first book is a collection of seven Christmas Carols arranged with a flourish. We call them “Carol Encores.” These pieces are just a little more difficult than the regular fare. They give you something to chew on and are guaranteed to bring an impressive response from your audience.
[ ] #00379 Carol Encores (Piano Solos) Arranged by Amy Baugh Hansen.

Writer spotlight

Jackman Music Corporation congratulates Jenny Oaks Baker on her nomination for a Grammy® Award for her recording, “Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney” in the Grammy’s “Best-selling Pop Instrumental Album” category. Let’s all root for Jenny to win on February 13!

Jenny’s album “Then Sings My Soul” reached no. 2 on Billboard’s Top-Selling Classical Albums list for the week of 1 May 2010. The printed book for “Then Sings My Soul” came out this week from Jackman Music Corporation. This advanced book, including parts for violin and piano includes all of the fingering and bowing that Jenny used to record the album.
[ ] #01429 Then Sings My Soul (Violin Solos) Arranged by Sam Cardon and edited by Jenny Oaks Baker.

One last thing

Don’t forget THIS THURSDAY is our annual sale. It’s purpose is to help you double the value of your remaining music budget for the year.

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