Jonathan Miller, Musicnotes choral arranger extraordinaire and director of choral catalog, shares insight into recently added choral arrangements. I've been creating a number of new choral settings for songs that have been popular in their original piano-vocal versions. Here are a few that you … Read more about Back-to-School Choir Spotlight! New Choral Arrangements of Popular Songs.
A lesser-known musical term, contrafactum, refers to a song in which the melody is similar or even identical to another song yet contains different lyrics. One of the most popular examples of contrafacta are "What Child is This" and "Greensleeves." While the lyrics convey very different meanings, … Read more about Contrafactum: What’s That?
The great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote "music begins where the possibilities of language end." As proud music nerds and book nerds, we're often reminded of how literature has served as an inspirational source for composers and songwriters throughout history. In celebration of National … Read more about By Song and By Book, Our 10 Favorite Lit-Inspired Musical Arrangements
A new season means it's time for new sheet music! Now that spring has officially sprung for us in the Northern Hemisphere, we're on the hunt for fresh new music to grace our music stands. Luckily this season is already rich with new digital sheet music releases, including the much-awaited official … Read more about Spring Breakout Something New to Play: Hamilton Sheet Music, Lost Boy Piano/Vocal and More!
Every year, a group of breakthrough artists provides new sheet music hits that we and our fellow music lovers get particularly excited about, and 2015 was no exception. This year's top new artists span the globe, and cover a wide array of genres including R&B, pop, country and even EDM sheet … Read more about Our Top Sheet Music by New Artists of 2015
You don't need to visit galaxies (or sheet music shops) far, far away for Star Wars music arrangements, because Musicnotes has the very best selection of instantly downloadable sheet music from the beloved Star Wars saga right at your powerful fingertips. Not only will you find officially … Read more about The Force is Strong with New Star Wars Music (Including The Force Awakens Sheet Music)
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, … Read more about Holiday Gifts for Musicians. Our Easy Guide to Perfectly Thoughtful Presents!
How do you celebrate spreading the joy of music to more than 5 million people around the world? Well, if you're the world's leading digital sheet music company, you give away free sheet music, of course! Not only are we offering a variety of vocal, piano, instrumental and even choral "Wayfaring … Read more about Meet the Musicians of “Wayfaring Stranger” + Download Your Free Sheet Music
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 … Read more about Choral Update: New Advent/Christmas Sacred Choral Selections from World Library Publications