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The Hottest Pop Sheet Music of 2012

December 31, 2012

The world of popular music comprises some pretty volatile terrain.  What seems fresh and exciting one moment is old news the next.  We hear stories from music directors and private teachers about how students are begging to perform the latest hit from Katy Perry one moment, and then something from One Direction the next.  Dare we ask how many requests you’ve gotten for Gangnam Style by now?  However, here’s some news that might surprise you – sheet music for the likes of Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Vince Guaraldi is just as in demand as that of Lady Gaga and The Band Perry.  Don’t believe us?  Take a look at some of the top-selling sheets of 2012.

Adele, Billboard’s Artist of the Year for the second year in a row, resides high in the top rankings with the following:

However, we think you’ll agree, the rest of 2012’s top hits are quite diverse:

  • The Prayer – Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli – 5725015
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri –10304903
  • Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby/David Bowie – 10190790
  • Blessings – Laura Story – 10290394
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong – 4921375
  • Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts – 5990069
  • We Are Young – Fun. – 10309306
  • If I Die Young – The Band Perry – 10186774
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen – 10054618
  • Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi – 5968910
  • The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga – 10288478
  • I Can Only Imagine – MercyMe – 5980737
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band – 10001291
  • What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction – 10317015
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – 6077515
  • God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton – 10294564
  • Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen – 4919759 and American Idol Katharine McPhee’s version – 10023749
  • Paradise – Coldplay – 10299117

Oh, and speaking of Gangnam Style – never fear, we’ve got you covered! – 10343323E, 10347638E, 10343492 (Marching band), 10343719 (Concert band)

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Top 2012 Customer Picks for Choir and Band

December 21, 2012

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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Election Day – Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 2, 2012

A baseball game;  John Phillip Sousa;  hot apple pie;  the Fourth of July;  Red, White & Blue;  and expressing what’s important to YOU – all of which makes us Americans!   As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a free democratic society and to be able to exercise our patriotic duty and right to vote.

We’re down to the wire, with only four days until Election Day — so don’t forget to exercise your right to vote!  Since each state has different laws on voting, be sure to check the voting guidelines in your locality for information on how and where to vote.

Did You Know?

  • Did you know that one vote in the Continental Congress approved independence from England?   Delaware delegate Caesar Rodney, stricken with cancer,  rode 90 miles through a rainstorm to cast the deciding vote.
  • Did you know that one vote by a Tennessee legislator gave women the right to vote, when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920?
  • Did you know that one vote in the U.S. House of Representatives  in 1993 saved the International Space Station project?

YOUR vote COUNTS!  Don’t forget to vote!  From all of us here at J.W. Pepper & Son, Happy Election Day!