Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Pender’s Pick in choral sheet music: My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady: A Choral Medley

Lerner & Loewe/arr. Andy Beck

Rediscover the impressive music from the Broadway and Hollywood blockbuster My Fair Lady. These indelible stage and screen songs are classics of American musical theatre and are as impressive today as when at the height  of their popularity. Rich choral moments, theatrical solo opportunities, and sweeping orchestrations offer 7 ½ minutes of first-class entertainment.

Songs: I Could’ve Dance All Night | On the Street Where You Live Wouldn’t It Be Loverly | I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face |Get Me to the Church on Time.

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23132051 | SATB | $3.50
23132052 | SSAB | $3.50
23132091 | Choral Inst Pak | $60.00
23132093 | Acc CD | $49.99

A Pender’s Pick in church choral sheet music: How Can We Keep From Singing?

How Can We Keep From Singing?

Songs by Getty, Townend, Tomlin & Redman
Compiled by Tom Fettke

How Can We Keep From Singing? is the first in an exciting new collection series —- Library of Contemporary Classics. It spotlights 12 exceptional pieces from Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, and Chris Tomlin. Among the featured arrangers are Michael Lawrence, Russell Mauldin, Tom Fettke, and Heather Sorenson.

These anthems “stick,” are scripture based and move people to a deeper walk with Christ. The messages are clear and the music engaging. Expert crafting of each arrangement keeps volunteer choirs in mind.

With so much new music appearing so fast, how can we know what worship music will endure? We can’t know. God determines which seeds bloom and which do not; however, we can know what music is enhancing worship in churches around the world today.

Titles: How Can I Keep from Singing · Our God · Jesus Messiah · Forever · What Grace Is Mine · Every Promise of Your Word · See What a Morning · All the Way My Savior Leads Me · There Is a Higher Throne · Jesus Is Lord.

Whether offered with fully orchestrated InstruTrax CD or with the tasteful keyboard accompaniment, God’s people, respond to these special songs.

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23332310 | SATB Collection | $8.99
23332321 | Acc CD | $69.99
23332331 | Listening CD | $16.99
23332332 | Listening CD 10-pak | $59.99
23332333 | Preview Pak w/CD | $16.95

A Pender’s Pick in church choral sheet music: A Foolish Man

A Foolish Man

J. Paul Williams & Joel Raney

The parable of the wise and foolish builders is featured here in one of J. Paul Williams’ final texts. Joel Raney’s upbeat, playful melody, set in minor mode with steadfast rhythm and progressive modulations between each of the verses, escalates the excitement to the very end. The choir is sure to enjoy their unique role as storytellers while this clever and catchy anthem unfolds. The optional rhythm packet includes part for Guitar, Bass, Drums and B3 Organ.

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23118161 | SATB | $2.05
23118191 | Choral Inst Pak | $12.50
23118193 | Acc CD | $26.95

A Pender’s Pick in choral sheet music: Let’s Fall in Love

Let’s Fall in Love: A Tribute to Cole Porter

arr. Jay Althouse

Pay tribute to one of America’s greatest songwriters of all time! Cole Porter’s music is sometimes sophisticated, sometimes sassy, and always memorable. Here’s an 8 ½-minute medley of some of his best-known songs, arranged with flair and style by Jay Althouse. Songs: Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) | Night and Day (from Gay Divorcee) | I’ve Got You Under My Skin (from Born to Dance).

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23130851 | SATB | $3.50
23130852 | SAB | $3.50
23130853 | SSA | $3.50
23130891 | Choral Inst Pak | $55.00
23130893 | Acc CD | $49.99

Elementary Music & Reading: A Perfect Christmas Combo

Now that Halloween has passed, thoughts move on to the holidays of fall and winter: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. And of course, it’s a natural progression that gift-giving (and buying) become high-priority items on many to-do lists.

As an elementary music educator, if you want to encourage the young ones in your life outside of the elementary music classroom to value not only music, but reading as well, there’s no better combination than a beautifully illustrated picture book with an accompanying CD that can be read and listened to over and over again.  Studies show that arts education directly correlates with improvements in children’s reading abilities.

It’s best to begin early, and while your elementary music classroom is a great place to encourage music and reading, it’s always nice to think beyond the school setting and the elementary music classroom itself. Get parents involved. Even if a child can’t read, the parent reading to them is a huge stepping stone to developing that child into a lifelong reader.

Lifelong readers become lifelong learners. According to the Children’s Reading Foundation “Without the ability to read, excellence in…school and beyond is unattainable.” That’s a pretty powerful statement, right? We think so, too, and if there’s ever a way to bring music, reading, and lifelong learning into the same equation, we’re all for it.  Consider a music [education] picture book/CD for all those little learners on your Holiday gift list!
For more great book/CD ideas, browse the latest edition of our Pender’s Music Co. Elementary Music catalog curriculum section.


Now & Then: Songs from the Mountain | Sheldon Curry | SATB

Now & Then is an Appalachian collection of old and new hymns and spiritual songs, each created for a specific liturgical calendar purpose, scored for SATB, Appalachian instruments, and strings.

The rhythm instrumentation is authentic and Nashville style “number” chord charts are provided. Optional strings are available to add depth to the worship experience. Curry creates a musically satisfying way to include non-traditionally trained musicians to the community’s worship. From the longing of Great Jehovah to the unbridled joy of Resurrection Jubilee, this is a journey you don’t want to miss.

Also contains: Come Thou, Long Expected Jesus * Appalachian Cradle Song * We Gather To Recall the Night * Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove.

Available for:[SATB | 23332010 | $8.99] [CD Acc | 23332021 | $90.00] [CD (Listening) | 23332031 | $19.99] [CD 10-Pak | 23332032 | $60.00] [Preview Pak w/CD |  23332033 | 16.99] [CD Rom Instr Acc Parts | 23332035 | $175.00] [Instrumental Acc Parts | 23332034 | $250.00]

Click through the links to listen and for more info!