Celebrate Chanukah with these 20 Songs!

Are you getting ready to celebrate Chanukah? History.com’s article about The History of Hanukkah states that, “Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannuka and the Festival of Lights) is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December.” This year, Chanukah begins on the eve of Friday, December 11th and ends on Saturday, December 19th. Here at Musicnotes.com, our motto has always been that there’s a song for everyone. This is one of the reasons why we’ve been updating our selection of Chanukah sheet music. We’ve added a few fun songs and more traditional, religious hymns for you to play or sing. This year, we
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New! Christmas Sheets for Instruments, Owl City and More in the Whole Note

Do you play clarinet, trumpet or another band instrument? This year, we’re pleased to expand our selection of Christmas sheet music for alternate instruments. Last week, we highlighted selections of Canadian Brass sheet music. This week, we’d like to mention brand new solos, duets, trios, quartets and corresponding accompaniments by sheet music publisher Kendor. We’ve added a few songs this week, and are happy to offer more Christmas arrangements – just in time for the holidays! Here’s a few songs we’ve added this week. Don’t forget, there’s a lot more to come! Amazing Grace sheet music for Clarinet and Piano Ding Dong Merrily on High sheet music for a flute
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with these Ten Songs!

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving? Here in the U.S. at Musicnotes headquarters, we’ll be enjoying turkey, stuffing and all the fixings on Thursday. While we won’t be around to arrange new songs, like our free sheet music for December, we’re still thinking about music. In this post, we’d like to share with you ten songs that we think you’d really enjoy playing or singing as part of your Thanksgiving celebration. 1. Thankful by Josh Groban – Debuting on Josh Groban’s 2007 album entitled NOEL, sheet music for Thankful has rapidly become a popular favorite among many of our customers. 2. Thankful Heart by The Muppets – Even though this Paul Williams’
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50 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

In this post related to Christian sheet music, we highlight fifty contemporary Christian Christmas songs. These songs were performed and/or written by some of your favorite contemporary Christian music artists including Amy Grant, NewSong, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith and many more! Some of these titles are traditional songs that were revived by popular contemporary artists; others are new compositions that were created to highlight the beauty of Christmas. Songs in this list include brand new selections like Winter Snow by Chris Tomlin as well as holiday sheet music favorites like Mary, Did You Know?. For your convenience, we’ve listed the song titles in alphabetical order so you can
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Are You Singing Your Favorite Christmas Songs? New SATB and more!

If you’re like many of us here, you’re probably humming along to the Christmas music playing in the store or you’re getting ready for your holiday concert. This year, Musicnotes.com is pleased to present you with a broader selection of arrangements for Christmas songs that you can sing along to. We have quite a few Singer Pro arrangements of Christmas songs that you can browse through like this popular medley of Carol of the Bells and Sing We Now of Christmas by BarlowGirl. For those of you in a choir, we’ve added several new choral arrangements of Christmas sheet music and will have more on the way. Choose from traditional
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Classical, Scary Piano Solos Perfect for Halloween

Whenever we think of Halloween sheet music, it’s easy to think of songs from NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS or piano solos like Tubular Bells from THE EXORCIST. While there is no shortage of spooky movie sheet music, it can be pretty challenging to think of contemporary or classical piano solos that have a somber or scary theme. We came up with twenty piano solos that we think are pretty scary. Many of these are by your favorite classical sheet music composers including Ludwig Van Beethoven, Edvard Grieg and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When we were looking into our collection of sheet music for these scary piano solos, we realized that many of
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Song Requests in The Whole Note

Are you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This television show, created by Joss Whedon, was about a teenage slayer who hunts vampires. Certain episodes were risky, creative endeavors that pushed the boundaries of this paranormal show. For example, Hush was an episode nominated for an Emmy with very little dialogue. Once More With Feeling was a musical episode that is widely popular, even to this day. The lyrics were part of the episode’s story, so characters often broke out into song. Of course, there were also a few random blurbs in the show that added a little bit of silliness, too. With music and lyrics written by Joss
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Halloween Movies and Sheet Music

Isn’t it amazing how spooky a piano can be? Songwriters have been composing piano sheet music for everything from creepy TV shows to somber classical music. There are quite a few movies with eerie theme songs like Tubular Bells from THE EXORCIST or the Main Theme from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. There are also quite a few songs that weren’t initially written to be used in scary movies, but were used to highlight different scenes. ZOMBIELAND is one example of a film that uses several existing songs. (If you’re interested, we have quite a bit of ZOMBIELAND sheet music that you can look through.) In ZOMBIELAND’s case, the music is a
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Spooky Broadway Shows, $1 Off Treat and More in The Whole Note

In this edition of The Whole Note, we’d like to turn your attention to the sound and stage. Do you know what’s lurking behind the curtain? We do! There are several Broadway shows that are perfect for Halloween. Whether they inspire you to dress up in costume or sing a little tune, we think you might get a kick out of these shows. SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Broadway show that first appeared on stage in the late 1970s. Based on a character from the Penny Dreadful serial novel from the mid-1860s, this spooky barber cut more than his client’s hair. Assisted by Mrs. Lovett
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Ghosts, Vampires and Halloween Sheet Music!

Isn’t it hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner? Whether you’re carving Jack-o’-lanterns or visiting a haunted house, don’t forget that October is the perfect time to tickle your ivories with some spooky Halloween songs! One song you might be interested in reading more about is our post about the Monster Mash song history. Monster Mash is one of several songs featured on our Halloween sheet music page, and it’s also one of the Top 25 Best-Selling Halloween Songs from 2007, too. From Harry Potter sheet music to Creepy Theme Songs from Old TV Shows, we have a huge selection of Halloween sheet music for you to
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