Category Archives: Holiday Music

It’s Beginning to Sound Like Christmas at Pender’s

Christmas SpiritWe’re stocked up on great holiday sheet music titles just in time to get your classroom or church group ready for Christmas events. Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Find Christmas favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, and instrumental solo/ensemble

Perk up your Christmas piano and organ selections with these fantastic piano solos and ensembles.


CHRISTMAS CANTATAS AND CHORAL
New Christmas cantatas and choral music are also in stock. Shop now for seasonal materials or to find the perfect songs for your Christmas vocal music, songs for elementary classrooms, and new Christmas musicals.


Whatever the occasion, whether an old favorite or a completely new piece, we hope you find the holiday sheet music you’re looking for. If you have any questions about a particular title, or need assistance determining what related products are necessary, please contact us — we’d love to help.

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Get Ready for Christmas 2016!

It’s the season for holiday music! Our expert staff has lined up some great holiday sheet music titles just in time to prepare your band, classroom, or church group for those special Christmas 2016 performances. You can preview audio of most holiday titles on our website product pages, and be sure to look through the assortment of accompaniment material available.

Christmas SpiritCHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, keyboard, and more. Help your band audience get lost in festive music that’s just right for the season. For the adventurous, check out A Swashbuckling Christmas and celebrate the holidays on the high seas! Looking for something more general? A Whole Lot of Christmas will do the trick. And for a traditional holiday band performance, you can’t go wrong with the Hallelujah Chorus.

Perk up your Christmas piano selections with a A Tradional Christmas, new from Melody Bober! Or if Catherine Rollin is more your style, try Christmas Treats and Treasures book 1, book 2, or book 3. And new from Phillip Keveren this year is Grown Up Christmas List, a selection of 14 expertly arranged songs.

Start shopping for new & best-selling holiday music!


 

New Christmas Cantata Sheet MusicCHRISTMAS CANTATAS
Christmas cantatas are a wonderful way to commemorate the story of Christmas. Invitation to a Miracle is a colorful and poetic narration telling the timeless stoy of the birth of Christ. Celebrate His arrival and worship the Holy Child with the exciting choir musical, Jesus. Look for Christmas cantata sheet music that was created specially for senior adult choirs, featuring large print and easy-to-sing vocals.

Start shopping for new Christmas cantatas!


NEW FALL AND WINTER CHORAL
Merry voices singing in harmony is a special delight during the holiday season, and Pender’s has wonderful fall and winter choral publications featuring Christmas workshop songs, keyboard favorites, cantatas, educational materials, and more. See Amid the Winter’s Snow is a stunning arrangement that swells with emotion as the text unfolds! Part love song, part lullaby, part ballad, This Holy Night is a sensational Christmas Eve selection. Find the right fall and winter choral music for your program at Pender’s.

Shop for fall sacred sounds, and worship songs now!


Whatever the occasion, whether an old favorite or a completely new piece, we hope you find the holiday sheet music you’re looking for. If you have any questions about a particular title, or need assistance determining what related products are necessary, please contact us — we’d love to help.

Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2016

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Brad Nix

Brad Nix

Join us in fellowship as Pender’s Music Co. and Hal Leonard proudly present new fall and Christmas choral anthems from the purveyors of some of the finest sheet music available. Brad Nix, a widely published composer and consulting editor for Shawnee Press, will conduct the session. Register now to participate, with up to four members of your congregation. Registration includes complimentary music packet of most music presented, and refreshments.


Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Quail Springs United Methodist Church

14617 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Schedule:
8:30 Registration, Coffee and Donuts
9:00 Session Begins
10:30 Break, Refreshments
11:00 Session Continues
12:30 Session Over

Cost: $10 per person, includes music packet
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

TO REGISTER: Call John Staton at (405) 842-7825 or (800) 772-8405, or
e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Music on display for sale will include:
Choral anthems • Children’s books • Piano • Piano/organ • Organ • Christmas cantatas • Vocal solos and duets • Handbells

Get Ready for Spring and Easter Worship

New Easter Cantatas for 2016

Pender’s has teamed up with some of our favorite composers and arrangers to offer you the best selection of new spring and Easter music. Check out the new cantatas or give us a call at (800) 772-5918 if there’s something specific you need to get ready for a new year. We’re always available via email at info@penders.com.


Amazing Love

Amazing Love by Lloyd Larson and Joel Rainey
Choir directors! Looking for a new cantata for the observance of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide? Consider this beautiful SATB portrayal of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection. Lloyd Larson has included seven choruses and even some optional congregational singing. For a limited time Pender’s offers a free spiral copy if you purchase at least 25 books! Preview materials and listen to samples before you buy!


 

New 2016 Spring and Easter Anthems
WorshipSongs200px2016 Worship Songs Are Here

Check out our newest publications from Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press to get a jump on your Easter selections. You can browse, look at scores, and listen to previews of our new worship music selection online, and at the Hal Leonard/Shawnee Press Church Choral YouTube Channel.

 


Lorenz Church Musicians

Lorenz Choral Anthems, Collections, and More
Find exactly what you need to prepare your church community for spring and Easter with Lorenz’s huge selection of worship sheet music and CDs, compiled by musicians and worship leaders like you. Choose from over fifty new anthems, bestselling instrumental pieces, classic cantatas, and more from the Lorenz Church Musician Spring 2016 collection.


Head over to our choral promotions page to find the latest Pender’s choral music, or give Pender’s sheet music specialists a call at 1-800-772-5918 or email info@penders.com if there’s something specific you’re looking for. We’d love to help.

 

Do You Hear What We Hear?

‘Tis the season for holiday music! Our expert staff is fluent in the universal language of music for every occasion, and they’ve lined up some great holiday sheet music titles just in time to prepare your band, classroom, or church group for those special Christmas performances. Don’t forget you can preview audio of most holiday titles, and be sure to look through the assortment of accompaniment material available.

New and Best Selling ChristmasCHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, and more. Help your audience get lost in festive music that’s just right for the season. Be transported by a horse-drawn sleigh over wind-swept hills through white snow in Snowfall and Sleighride. Want to try something new? Introduce a reimagined classic like Wenceslas Meets Vivaldi to this year’s holiday program.

Start shopping for new & best-selling holiday music!


 

New Christmas Cantata Sheet MusicCHRISTMAS CANTATAS
Christmas cantatas are a wonderful way to commemorate the story of Christmas. Our new titles offer unique and inspiring perspectives, like Noel Celebration, which narrates the familiar story through the eyes of first-hand witnesses to the birth of Jesus. Look for Christmas cantata sheet music that was created specially for senior adult choirs, featuring large print and easy-to-sing vocals.

Start shopping for new Christmas cantatas!


 

Sacred Choral Sheet MusicNEW FALL & WINTER CHORAL
The sound of merry voices singing in perfect harmony is as much a part of the winter season as pine trees and fireside readings of “The Night Before Christmas.” Browse our new fall and winter choral publications, featuring Christmas worship songs, keyboard favorites, cantatas, educational materials, and more. Find the perfect Christmas sheet music for your holiday choir program.

Start shopping for new fall and winter choral music!


 

Whatever the occasion, whether an old favorite or a completely new piece, we hope you find the holiday sheet music you’re looking for. If you have any questions about a particular title, or need assistance determining what related products are necessary, please contact us — we’d love to help.

From all of us at Pender’s Music Co., happy holidays!

Church Choral Reading Summer 2015

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with
New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Heather Sorenson

Heather Sorenson

In a Mixed-Publisher Church Choral Reading Session, the Hal Leonard Corporation and Pender’s Music Co. will present new fall and Christmas choral music. Heather Sorenson will also present new highlights from several other publishers—including Lorenz, Alfred, Shawnee Press, and Hope. Join in fellowship with others by participating with up to four members of your congregation (ex: director plus three). Registration includes complimentary music packet of most music presented and morning refreshments.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Quail Springs United Methodist Church

14617 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Schedule:
8:30 Registration, Coffee and Donuts
9:00 Session Begins
10:30 Break, Refreshments
10:45 Session Continues
12:30 Session Over

Cost: $10 per person, includes music packet
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

TO REGISTER: Call John Staton at (800) 772-8405 or
e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Music on display for sale will include:
Christmas cantatas • vocal solos and duets • children’s choir books • handbell music • piano duet • piano • piano/organ duo • organ

What is MSMISP? -or- Who Wants $1000 of Free Sheet Music?

We had the good fortune to speak with TMEA about the MSMISP grant program more in depth. They were very helpful in providing answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. We thought we would share what they had to say.

 The Middle School Music Instructional Support Program (MSMISP) is a grant program from TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) for 6-8th grade Choir, Orchestra and Band directors in Texas. It will provide $1,000 (yes, a full grand!) for sheet music to programs who are selected in the 2014 – 2015 school year. If you end up going over the grand TMEA will give you then your district will be billed for the difference. Penders is offering free shipping so you can make full use of your thousand without worry.

In order to qualify the director must have current membership with TMEA and teach at a Texas middle school. Applications may be submitted from September 15, 2014 to October 15, 2014. There is a total of $500,000 that will be allocated based on current funding and size of the program. So, if you want a snapshot of your program’s chances of getting this money, simply divide your budget by the number of students you have. If your dollar-per-student is lower than the state average you will have a great shot at getting a grant.

TMEA has told us that as of September 24, 2014there are only 230 applications filed, that means that even if you have a million dollars in the your budget you should still apply. There are currently 2,800 qualified campuses in Texas so odds are most of you haven’t even heard of this program. Even if you teach programs at multiple schools you can apply, the grant money is program specific not director specific. Even private school programs can get this money so you really have no reason not to apply.

Let’s get one thing straight, though, this music may only be used for sheet music designed for a full ensemble so you won’t be able to fund your next few years of solo and ensemble with this money. It also can’t be used for pop pieces such as show tunes or accompaniment CD’s. A limited number of sight-reading pieces will be acceptable in TMEA’s view. Finally, choral applications with less than 10 individual sheets per piece will be asked to bring that number up to an amount that can serve a choir rather than can be used for perusal. TMEA’s explicit goal is to place challenging music in front of every middle school choir, orchestra and band student in Texas.

Your application will need to be submitted with a quote from a qualified vendor that includes shipping (again, Penders has free shipping on all MSMISP quotes). TMEA will review each piece and let you know if something doesn’t work for the use of the money. If you get the grant the quote will then be sent back to the vendor who will fill your order will be paid directly from TMEA. They are considering allowing refunds and exchanges in extreme scenarios only but will be subject to an approval process at TMEA before they can be completed.

On their site TMEA has outlined some criteria to help you select music appropriate for this program.

Quickly they are:

  • Works that offer insight into significant composers.
  • Works that have cultural, historical relevance as defined by the TEKS.
  • Works that extend the technical demands and musical limitations normally associated with middle school repertoire.
  • Works that can be related to other artistic genre such as dance, visual arts and literature

If you were confused by some of these points don’t worry, so were we.

First, we asked what their definition of a significant composer was. They told us it is going to be anyone of historical or musical significance to include contemporary composers (think Tichelli, Whitacre and the like) and those doing Hollywood music (John Williams, Danny Elfman, Howard Shore and others). But again, NO POP.

In regards to the last point about relating to other genres, they said a piece would qualify under this condition if it could be related to another academic subject and specifically quoted ‘Of Sailors and Whales’ by Francis McBeth to relate to literature, ‘Solitary Dancer’ by Warren Benson to relate to dance and any piece with multiple time signatures or difficult rhythms to relate to math. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list so be creative when applying this one.

While these may seem restricting, TMEA has told us that anything on the UIL list that is appropriate for the average 6 – 8th grade ensemble will be fair game but they stressed that pieces grade 3 and above are their preference. This list is primarily meant to guide your selection of music outside the UIL list.

TMEA wants to work with you to provide your students with the best music education available. They will be reviewing each application personally and will do line by line acceptance of pieces rather than whole application rejection or acceptance. If something you selected is outside their expectations they will contact you. But feel free to contact TMEA or Penders with any questions or concerns you may have.

 TMEA wants to give you $1000 in music and my barber always told me to never reject money more than once.

 Get your application in now! Penders can help you do it. If you have any more questions then please email or call us (our information is below). You can also send us your list of music and we will return your proposal within one business day so you can get your application in quickly.

 Pender’s Music Co

 band@penders.com choir@penders.com orchestra@penders.com

1 (800) 772-5918