Saturday, July 2, 2016

Musical arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner to download

The Star-Spangled Banner sheet music
The American flag, also known as "The Star-Spangled Banner"!

"The Star-Spangled Banner," by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith is the national anthem of the United States of America.

To purchase and download PDF sheet music of these "The Star-Spangled Banner" arrangements and print instantly, just click on the appropriate link below.  If you would like it rearranged for another instrument, just ask and I'll be glad to do so!

Keyboards/Percussion

"The Star-Spangled Banner" for intermediate piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for easy piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for very easy piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for xylophone/marimba with piano

Handbell Choir

"The Star-Spangled Banner" for 2-octave handbell choir
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for 3-octave handbell choir

Voice

"The Star-Spangled Banner" vocal with chords lead sheets in every key

Woodwinds

"The Star-Spangled Banner" for flute with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for oboe with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for Bb clarinet with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for bassoon with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for alto sax with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for tenor sax with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for bari sax with piano

Brass

"The Star-Spangled Banner" for trumpet with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for trombone with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for French horn with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for tuba with piano

Strings

"The Star-Spangled Banner" for violin with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for viola with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for cello with piano
"The Star-Spangled Banner" for string bass with piano




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Musical arrangements of Silent Night to download

Silent Night, Holy Night
Silent Night, Holy Night
To purchase and download PDF sheet music of these "Silent Night" arrangements and print instantly, just click on the appropriate link below.  If you would like it rearranged for another instrument, just ask and I'll be glad to do so!

Keyboards/Percussion

"Silent Night" for easy piano
"Silent Night" for very easy piano
"Silent Night" for xylophone/marimba with piano

Choir

"Silent Night" for SA choir
"Silent Night" for SSA choir
"Silent Night" for SAB choir
"Silent Night" for TTBB choir

Band

"Silent Night" for early intermediate band

Handbell Choir

"Silent Night" for 2-octave handbell choir
"Silent Night" for 3-octave handbell choir

Woodwinds

"Silent Night" for flute with piano
"Silent Night" for oboe with piano
"Silent Night" for Bb clarinet with piano
"Silent Night" for bassoon with piano
"Silent Night" for alto sax with piano
"Silent Night" for tenor sax with piano
"Silent Night" for bari sax with piano

Brass

"Silent Night" for trumpet with piano
"Silent Night" for trombone with piano
"Silent Night" for French horn with piano
"Silent Night" for tuba with piano

Strings

"Silent Night" for string quartet
"Silent Night" for violin with piano
"Silent Night" for viola with piano
"Silent Night" for cello with piano
"Silent Night" for string bass with piano
"Silent Night" for easy violin (optional piano accompaniment)
"Silent Night" for easy viola (optional piano accompaniment)
"Silent Night" for easy cello (optional piano accompaniment)
"Silent Night" for easy string bass (optional piano accompaniment)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Musical arrangements of Amazing Grace to download


Amazing Grace downloadable PDF sheet music

To purchase and download PDF sheet music of these "Amazing Grace" arrangements and print instantly, just click on the appropriate link below.  If you would like it rearranged for another instrument, just ask and I'll be glad to do so!

Keyboards/Percussion

"Amazing Grace" for easy piano
"Amazing Grace" for very easy piano
"Amazing Grace" for xylophone/marimba with piano

Handbell Choir


Woodwinds

"Amazing Grace" for flute with piano
"Amazing Grace" for oboe with piano
"Amazing Grace" for Bb clarinet with piano
"Amazing Grace" for bassoon with piano
"Amazing Grace" for alto sax with piano
"Amazing Grace" for tenor sax with piano
"Amazing Grace" for bari sax with piano

Brass

"Amazing Grace" for trumpet with piano
"Amazing Grace" for trombone with piano
"Amazing Grace" for French horn with piano
"Amazing Grace" for tuba with piano

Strings

"Amazing Grace" for string quartet
"Amazing Grace" for violin with piano
"Amazing Grace" for viola with piano
"Amazing Grace" for cello with piano
"Amazing Grace" for string bass with piano
"Amazing Grace" for easy violin (unaccompanied)
"Amazing Grace" for easy viola (unaccompanied)
"Amazing Grace" for easy cello (unaccompanied)
"Amazing Grace" for easy string bass (unaccompanied)

To see all of available sheet music titles, click here visit my Sheet Music Plus page.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New music arrangements for Yellow Submarine's 50th birthday!

The Beatles Yellow Submarine PDF sheet music
The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" turns 50 on August 5, 2016.


The song "Yellow Submarine" was included in The Beatles' album Revolver as well as being the B-side to the "Eleanor Rigby" single.  Both were released on August 5, 1966, nearly 50 years ago. In celebration, Samuel Stokes Music is now offering several different musical arrangements of "Yellow Submarine."  These arrangements are great fun to play!

To purchase and download PDF sheet music of these "Yellow Submarine" arrangements and print instantly, just click on the appropriate link below.  If you would like it rearranged for another instrument, just ask and I'll be glad to do so!

"Yellow Submarine" for easy piano
"Yellow Submarine" for xylophone/marimba with piano

Woodwinds

"Yellow Submarine" for flute with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for oboe with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for Bb clarinet with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for bassoon with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for alto sax with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for tenor sax with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for bari sax with piano

Brass

"Yellow Submarine" for trumpet with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for trombone with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for French horn with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for tuba with piano

Strings

"Yellow Submarine" for violin with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for viola with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for cello with piano
"Yellow Submarine" for string bass with piano


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tutorial - "Eleanor Rigby" for easy piano


Purchase and download PDF sheet music of this easy piano arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" here:
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/eleanor-rigby-for-easy-piano-digital-sheet-music/20195902?aff_id=506037

This is a tutorial for an easy piano arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Samuel Stokes.  You can purchase the sheet music for this arrangement in the link above.

Visit the following link to see all of my available sheet music titles at SheetMusicPlus.com:
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/m/SamuelStokesMusic

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here." -Albus Dumbledore

"Ah music. A magic beyond all we do here." - Albus Dumbledore

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here." is a direct quote from Albus Dumbledore on p. 125 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known as Philiosoper's Stone).  I was 16 when the first book came out and exploded in popularity.  I have to admit I was skeptical at the time.  After all, it was a book about 10-year old children learning magic, seemingly not the sort of thing high schoolers would find very interesting.  In fact, I didn't even engage in the series in any way until the first film came out on DVD.  I really enjoyed it, but I still sort of felt that it was primarily for younger children.  I actually didn't read the books until my mid-20s, but once I got started, I couldn't put them down!  It may have been aimed to children, but it certainly has some very grown-up themes in it, and all that aside, it is highly entertaining story-telling.

As a music teacher, I absolutely love that Professor Dumbledore acknowledges music as "a magic beyond all we do here."  It is such a true statement, and when you take away all of the fictional magical spells from the Harry Potter universe, music remains.  Music has a power like nothing else - it has restorative healing properties for the mind, body, and soul.  Music is a magic we can all access, whether it be through singing, playing, or simply listening.  Perhaps most of all, it shows that even Muggle-born musicians like myself can actually wield a powerful form of magic.  And who knows? If Professor Flitwick ever retires from his post as Hogwarts choirmaster, then maybe I could join the ranks of magical experts at Hogwarts!