Best Holiday Commercial Music from 2016

‘Twer the weeks before Christmas and all though the air, adverts were clamoring for increased market share. A new electronic here, a big red bow there, truly moving displays of affection were rare. But what to our cynical hearts did we see? A bouncing boxer,  not-so-scary monster and thoughtful giving, set to Einaudi. For wonderful music transcends selling and branding, to help fill us all with love, joy and understanding. Take a look at a few of the holiday commercials of 2016 whose message and music melted our cold little hearts. Amazon’s ‘Two Old Friends’ Featured music is “I Giorni” by Ludovico Einaudi  PLAY IT NOW > Heathrow Airport’s ‘Coming
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Holiday Gifts for Musicians. Our Easy Guide to Perfectly Thoughtful Presents!

When it comes to gift giving, it is truly the thought that counts. That’s why we’ve put together a list of perfectly thoughtful holiday gifts for musicians. Anyone who’s musically inclined will be delighted to receive one of the suggestions below. Whether your recipient is a band geek, choir nerd, orch dork, or just a general lover of music, find a carefully curated mix of musical gifts for musicians of all types. Gifts For the Studious Musician Expand musical minds with fun-to-use supplies and thought-provoking activities. Sheet Music Pencil Set A personalized pencil box with classical-adorned #2s is a gift that will not be written off. Moleskin Art Plus Music
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Choral Update: New Advent/Christmas Sacred Choral Selections from World Library Publications

By Jonathan Miller, Director of Choral Catalog Remember, you can preview full scores before purchasing any of the terrific sacred choral pieces highlighted in this article on the Musicnotes website. Or, choose from a huge selection of secular Christmas choral scores from Pentatonix, Straight No Chaser and many more of today’s leading arrangers. Musicnotes is pleased to have recently added a set of Advent and Christmas titles – 15 in all – from World Library Publications (WLP). WLP focuses on meeting the needs of Catholic and other liturgical churches, where they have a strong presence and an excellent catalog. These works can enhance seasonal programming for a wide variety of
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Christmas Choral Music

Top 2014 Christmas Choral Music: Get a Jump on the Season

Jonathan Miller, our Director of Choral Catalog, shares his top Christmas choral music picks for Christmas/Winter 2014 programs. We recently sent out our picks for the Musicnotes choral “Christmas Top 23,” to our choral email subscribers, and I thought I’d tell you a little about some of the pieces on the list. (Psst… If you’re not on our mailing list yet, be sure to sign up!) I’m especially excited to share the news that we have a Musicnotes exclusive: the red-hot Pentatonix a cappella version of “Mary, Did You Know?”, in a beautiful and faithful transcription/edition by renowned arranger Paul Langford If you’re young, young at heart, or a conductor
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Free Christmas Sheet Music for December and Special Offer!

Do you hear those bells jingling? It’s time for another free sheet music download of the month, and this time we’re giving away free Christmas songs. For our piano/vocal/guitar arrangement, we’re providing you with a medley of two Christmas carols. We blended STILL, STILL, STILL and THE HOLLY AND THE IVY into a beautiful Christmas song for you to play or sing. Composed in 1819, STILL, STILL, STILL is a traditional Christmas carol that was originally published in German. THE HOLLY AND THE IVY is an older traditional Christmas carol that was published as a “broadside” in the early 1700s. Combined, the two carols together create a Christmas Christian sheet
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