Ready for the fourth season premiere of “Glee”? Airing tonight on Fox, we’ll find out what happens to some of our favorite characters now that they’ve graduated from McKinley High!
Over the last three seasons, “Glee” has introduced lots of fresh, new musical ideas – most notably, “mash-ups!” As defined by Mr. Schuster in season one, “A mash-up is when you take two songs, and mash them together to make an even richer explosion of musical expression.” The Girls’ Sing-Off (Beyonce’s “Halo” and “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves) and Guys’ Sing-Off (Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” and “Confessions Part II” by Usher) introduced us to the concept. Here are more mash-ups available for your choir:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way or Another: a powerhouse mash-up of “One Way or Another” by Blondie and Pat Benetar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” With the on-screen dodge ball game symbolically representing the rivalry between two show choirs, this super arrangement will give all choirs an opportunity to show off their best action moves with two great classic rock songs!
I Will Survive/Survivor: empower the ladies with this perfect mash-up of two classic survivor anthems, Gloria Gaynor’s ’70s hit “I Will Survive” and the 2001 hit by Destiny’s Child “Survivor.” Opening with the Gaynor rubato intro, the arrangement explodes into a disco frenzy that builds to a huge crescendo.
Start Me Up/Livin’ on a Prayer: the girls present a rock ‘n’ roll mash-up of two ‘80s classics, The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” in a fun, energetic setting that is totally irresistible!
Rumour Has It/Someone Like You: the all-girl Troubletones sing a phenomenal mashup of two Adele hits! Alternating between the aggressive “Rumour Has It” and a more accepting “Someone Like You,” this epic pairing offers solo opportunities and powerful vocal backups. A fantastic SSA feature!
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The music of Glee, Season Two is now available for easy piano. If you have a youngster in the early grades of piano study, and he/she loves Glee, this could keep your youngster interested and engaged in piano playing. Eighteen songs from the popular series are included in this collection, from “Bella Note” to ”Born This Way”. For the Glee lover, this has what you want! Also now available is the collection for Vocal/Piano/Guitar for Glee Season 2, Volume 6. For more information about these or other Glee collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC or locally at 224-4257, email us or visit our website!
Glee’s popularity continues! This song book includes two dozen tunes from Glee’s first two seasons as performed in “Glee, The 3D Concert Movie”. If you loved the movie, you will love to own the book and sing the songs. For this book or other Glee songbooks, call us at 1-800-72-MUSIC or 224-4257, extension 3, locally. You may also check out our website, www.stantons.com.
Since the beginning of the first season on September 9, 2009, “Glee” has been a hit. Many artists have offered the use of their songs for free because they love the show. This has allowed the “Glee” cast to use various artists and styles of songs. Now we can offer you “Glee”-The Christmas Album, which has been released in print as of September 2011. Some of the favorites included are Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Deck The Rooftop, Last Christmas, Merry Christmas Darling and more.
For a closer look at this and other books of songs from “Glee,” check out our website, or call us at 1-800-426-8742, ext. 3 for the popular music department.
The chart-topping Lady Gaga song Born This Way (available in arrangements by both Alan Billingsley and Roger Emerson) is a powerful and dramatic anthem of inclusiveness and affirmation! Featured in the Season 2 “Glee” episode of the same name, it builds into the full-voiced chorus, “I’m on the right track baby, I was born this way!”
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri (available in arrangements by both Andy Beck & Mark Brymer) is a powerful ballad about the end of a relationship. First heard on “So You Think You Can Dance,” this song is a huge hit that translates beautifully for SSA groups!
In Season 2, the “Glee” cast devoted a full episode to the 1977 powerhouse hit album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. Opening with the bright pop sound of “I Don’t Want to Know,” moving into the sultry “Dreams,” and building into “Don’t Stop,” this six-minute choral tribute spans the generations in its appeal!
(Please note that some of these titles are not yet off-the-press; please contact us for detailed availability information)
In episode 10 of the second season, “Glee” celebrated Christmas! The medley A Glee-ful Christmas includes all your favorites – “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,” “Jingle Bells,” “Merry Christmas Darling” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” – arranged with the typical “Glee” flair. Also available is Wham!’s Last Christmas, and Deck the Rooftop from the “Glee” Christmas album.
“Glee”’s post-Super Bowl episode (reportedly the most expensive post-Super Bowl episode ever produced) included Need You Now by Lady Antebellum, and a creative mash-up of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as part of the New Directions’ half-time show.
“Silly Love Songs” featured Lea Michele’s character Rachel Berry in a dynamic performance of Katy Perry’s Firework, available in choral arrangements by Alan Billingsley and Mark Brymer. With its current pop style and hopeful, positive message, this is sure to be a hit at your next performance as well!
In episode 13, “Comeback,” New Directions explores the music of pop phenom Justin Bieber. Both songs covered in the episode (“Baby” and “Somebody to Love”) are included in Baby! (A Medley of Justin Bieber Hits), arranged by Andy Beck – it’s a great choice for younger choirs!
Other new titles from recent episodes include both Just the Way You Are (available in arrangements by Alan Billingsley and Roger Emerson) and Marry You by Bruno Mars, the duet Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, a creative choral mash-up of Start Me Up/Livin’ On a Prayer, and Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream for both SATB and TTBB choirs. Also newly available for men’s choirs is the original “Glee” hit, Don’t Stop Believin’, and a creative a cappella arrangement of Debussy’s Golliwog’s Cake Walk, often heard as background music on the show (as sung by the Swingle Singers).
Spring is here, and it’s time to start chosing music for this summer’s community band performances! Stanton’s recommends programming one of these popular favorites:
Arr. John Wasson, Grade 4
The title says it all! Motown’s treasury of songs has made an immeasurable impact on America’s popular music. John Wasson brings us this outstanding tribute to Berry Gordy and his incredible line-up of superstars! Includes: Baby I Need Your Lovin’, Got To Be There, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bun), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Living For The City, My Girl, Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand), Someday We’ll Be Together, Stop! In The Name Of Love, Superstition, and The Way You Do The Things You Do.
Music of Disneyland
Arr. Jerry Brubaker, Grade 4
Jerry Brubaker has selected eight cherished themes that are experienced in every magical visit to Disneyland. Featuring many of the absolute classics that fill a day at the park. This medley is guaranteed to whisk you away to the Magical Kingdom. Title’s include: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Mickey Mouse March, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me), You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!, The Great Outdoors, The Best Time of Your Life, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and It’s a Small World.
All Shook Up
Arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
The music of Elvis Presley never grows old, but continues to find new fans with each generation. Thanks to this Broadway production, the King’s music is in the forefront once again. Featuring fresh new settings and a driving pulse throughout, this medley features the hits: “Jailhouse Rock,” “All Shook Up,” “Love Me Tender,” “C’mon Everybody,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Music from Glee
Arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
There seems to be no stopping the popularity of the hit TV series Glee! With fresh versions of some of the biggest hits from past decades, here is a terrific medley of showstoppers featured on the first season. Includes: Don’t Stop Believin’, Alone, Sweet Caroline and You Keep Me Hangin’ On.
Tribute to Journey
arr. Victor Lopez, Grade 2.5
Your band will have fun rockin’ out with this solid arrangement of two of Journey’s biggest hits – Open Arms and Don’t Stop Believin’. Although these power rock standards have never really gone away, they’ve had a resurgence thanks to the hit Fox TV show Glee!
Summer of ’69
arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3.5
In 1969, the legendary 3-day music festival defined a generation and gave us unforgettable musical performances. Included in this powerful medley are: Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix), Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane), Suite: Judy BlueEyes (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), With a Little Help from My Friends (Joe Cocker), Soul Sacrifice (Santana), Pinball Wizard (The Who) and Proud Mary (Creedance Clearwater Revival). This is just like being there – without the mud!
Led Zeppelin on Tour
arr. Patrick Roszell, Grade 3.5
The immortal band of the 70‘s classic rock era are back in full force in this arrangement. Featuring the rocking classic “Rock and Roll,” the militant “Immigrant Song,” the jazzy “Black Dog,” the eastern flavored “Kashmir,” and the haunting “Stairway to Heaven,” this arrangement is sure to be a hit with your concert audience!
Hello, Goodbye (Songs of the Beatles In Concert)
arr. Audrey Snyder/Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
The music of the Beatles reaches across generations and is now more popular than ever. This well-paced medley can be performed with chorus and/or strings, or as a stand-alone arrangement for band. Includes: Hello, Goodbye; Ticket to Ride; Penny Lane; Can’t Buy Me Love.
Larry Neeck, Grade 2.5
With a heavy rock attitude, “Trumpet Shout-Out!” is a high-energy trumpet feature in three parts. Reminiscent of the 1960s trumpet-driven band “Chase,” the soaring solo trumpet lines are anchored on a solid groove provided by the rest of the band. Although a trumpet feature, the rest of the band has plenty of opportunity to shine, and an easier non-solo trumpet part is also provided. “Trumpet Shout-Out” will provide a high-energy change-of-pace for your next concert.
For more great classic rock recommendations, contact Stanton’s band department!
Stanton’s Sheet Music suggests that you welcome summer in style by closing out your school year with some of these great popular music choices for men’s choirs. Whether you’re looking for current pop, a doo-wop favorite or an energetic medley, we’ll help you find the perfect fit for your ensemble!
Rocketing to popularity with the film “Beverly Hills Cop” and more recently with the internet sensation Crazy Frog, Axel F retains incredible popularity with all ages. This a cappella setting will be tons of fun to perform with mixed or men’s voicings.
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole‘s Hawaiian-style Over the Rainbow has become a prevalent part of today’s popular music. Performed in Glee‘s first season finale by Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling, the unique setting has been sung by several American Idol contestants and featured in several TV shows and movies. In this creative arrangement, a divisi choir accompanies the soloist, duet, or small group, performing a cappella or with optional piano, ukulele or guitar.
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