Top 2012 Customer Picks for Choir and Band

Top Picks for ChoralOur editors have their work cut out for them when choosing which titles to include in our Editors’ Choice series each year.  We did some digging to find out which titles Pepper customers favored this past year and were pleased to see that, for the most part, you liked what we liked.  Here is a list of the top 10 picks for both band and choir music, amongst you, our customers!

For Choir:

  1. Firework – Katy Perry, arr. Alan Billingsley – 10274183
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful – arr. Dan Forrest – 10312016
  3. All on a Silent Night – Becki Slagle Mayo – 10307377
  4. How Great Our Joy! – arr. Craig Courtney – 10312008
  5. Blessings – Laura Story, arr. Heather Sorenson – 10292259
  6. Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri, arr. Andy Beck – 10288773
  7. Tshotsholoza – arr. Jeffery L. Ames – 10276407
  8. If I Only Had a Brain – Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg, arr. Sally Albrecht – 10274821
  9. Earth Song – Frank Ticheli – 10027720
  10. Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin – 10277920

Top Picks for Band
For Band:

  1. Foundry – John Mackey – 10282825
  2. Jungle Dance - Brain Balmages – 10279417
  3. The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre – 10281862
  4. Dynamite – Taio Cruz, arr. Victor Lopez – 10279716
  5. Above and Beyond – James Swearingen – 10280771
  6. Rolling in the Deep – Adele Adkins, arr. James Kazik – 10299425
  7. Firework – Katy Perry, arr. Michael Story – 10279776
  8. Ignition – Todd Stalter – 10280022
  9. Aces of the Air March – Karl King, arr. James Swearingen – 10280589
  10. Blue and Green Music – Samuel R. Hazo – 10281804

Were your top picks for 2012 included in the lists above?  Tell us YOUR favorites!

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  2 comments for “Top 2012 Customer Picks for Choir and Band

  1. Ellen Effman-Gilbert
    January 29, 2013 at 2:02 am

    It is sad to see that a top pick for both ensemble types is “Firework”. My students sometimes ask to sing pop tunes. I encourage them to decode them by ear. Without fail they are disappointed at the lack of substance many of these songs provide. I feel that as music educators we should’ve be introducing them to those pieces that they would not normally seek. Just like good literature, we should only give them the best, most well written pieces we can.

  2. January 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for your feedback, Ellen! Did you and your students have a favorite title from last year that you’d like to recommend to fellow directors?

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