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Marketing Manager @ Pender's Music Co. -- www.penders.com -- Print Music Specialists

Pop Sheet Music Hot Picks for Spring!

We’ve picked the hottest Pop titles for 2013. View our Choral, Band and Orchestra Pops Catalogs by clicking on the links below. The catalogs are interactive, and clicking on an item of interest will bring you to that item on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Glenn Miller – b. March 1, 1904

“America means freedom and there’s no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music” - Glenn Miller In addition to giving us such Big Band classics as “in the Mood”, “String of Pearls”, “Tuxedo Junction”, and the hauntingly beautiful “Moonlight Serenade“, … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Musical and Cultural Icon – Van Cliburn

Yesterday marked the passing of an American music icon whose name will eternally be synonymous with the Cold War era. Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr., the Julliard-trained pianist who at age 23 shocked the music world by taking first-place in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the “Sophisticated Giant”

At 6’6″ in height, tenor sax player Dexter Gordon cast a long shadow, both physically and figuratively. The Los Angeles native was born on this date in 1923 and grew up around the music business.  His father was a physician … Continue reading

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NAfME Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month®.  The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has named March as Music in our Our Schools Month®. Schools and communities around the nation will participate in activities and initiatives geared toward heightening awareness … Continue reading

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World Music – The Hang

One of the most amazing things about music is the seemingly limitless ways we find to create it.  Musical instruments come in all shapes and sizes, and are constantly being invented and improved upon. This is especially true of percussion … Continue reading

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Grammy Flashback

On Tuesday, we asked if you could name the recipients of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Here they are, in their award-winning performance of “Body and Soul.” Bennett pledged to donate all royalties from the sale of … Continue reading

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Grammy Flashback

Can you name the somewhat unlikely male/female duo who won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance? Here’s a hint: Following her untimely death, her legendary singing partner reflected, “She was really the best of all the young … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals How Music Affects Driving Behavior

Want to lessen your chances of being involved in a vehicular accident?  If so, a new study suggests you should think carefully about the music you listen to while driving.  The study conducted by www.confused.com found that listening to certain … Continue reading

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