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VOLUME 19 (2018-2019)* of
John Jacobson's MUSIC EXPRESS
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August/September 2018 - Music Changes Everything
(Available 7/1/2018)
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Songs:
Music Changes Everything
Disney on Stage: Hakuna Matata (from The Lion King)
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Sasha, Russia
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Candide Overture (Bernstein)
One 2 One: Jamie Bernstein
Read & Sing Around the World: The Fox (England)
The Music Show 2.0: Give Me Five (pentatonic scale)
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: I Got the Beat!
AND MORE!

October/November 2018 - Stars & Stripes
(Available 9/1/2018)
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Songs:
Stars & Stripes
Disney on Stage: Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
Walk-Through: iTheatrics Academy
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Hoe Ana, Tahiti
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: A Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)
Backstage with Mussorgsky: Your Song Lives On
Read & Sing Around the World: Mein Hut (Germany)
The Music Show 2.0: Major Minor Mash-Up
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Jumpin' Jack o'Lantern
AND MORE!

December 2018 - Holiday Harmony
(Available 10/15/2018)
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Songs:
Holiday Harmony
Disney on Stage: Be Our Guest (from Beauty and the Beast)
When We're Together (from Olaf's Frozen Adventure)
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Yesh Lanu Tayish (Israel)
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Backstage with Pachelbel: Touch the Future
Read & Sing Around the World: Echen Confites (Mexico)
The Music Show 2.0: Merry Go Round (canons)
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Jingle Bell Stomp
AND MORE!

January/February 2019 - Champions One and All
(Available 12/1/2018)
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Songs:
Champions One and All
Disney on Stage: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from Mary Poppins)
Backstage on Broadway: At the Minskoff Theatre, Home to Disney's The Lion King
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Carnavalito, Bolivia
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
Backstage with Joplin: The King of Ragtime
Read & Sing Around the World: Hey Motswala (South Africa)
The Music Show 2.0: Makin' Harmony
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Heart Is Pumpin', Feet Are Thumpin'
AND MORE!

March/April 2019 - The Power of Music
(Available 2/1/2019)
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Disney on Stage: Love Is an Open Door (from Frozen)
One 2 One: Timothy Hughes, From Brookfield to Broadway
Disney on Stage: We're All in This Together (from High School Musical)
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Fjäskern, Sweden
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Für Elise (Beethoven)
Backstage with Beethoven: The Power of Music
Read & Sing Around the World: Up and Down the Street (Scotland)
The Music Show 2.0: Hook Me a Motif
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Boing!
AND MORE!

May/June 2019 - Play on, My Friend
(Available 4/1/2019)
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A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman)
Ukulele Superstars: Jake Shimabukuro, Grace VanderWaal
I Don't Know My Name (Grace VanderWaal)
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Jefferson and Liberty, U.S.A.
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Choro No. 1 (Villa-Lobos)
Backstage with Villa-Lobos: Play on, My Friend
Read & Sing Around the World: Arrorro mi nińo (Argentina)
The Music Show 2.0: Accidentals Happen
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Conga Kids
AND MORE!

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Content Listed by Series
Disney on Stage
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  • "Hakuna Matata" from the Lion King
  • "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid
  • "Be our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast
  • "Love Is an Open Door" from Frozen
  • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins
  • "We're All in This Together" from High School Musical

Program Narration for Disney on Broadway included in Mar/Apr 2019 issue

Musical Planet: Dancing Around the World
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  • Sasha, A Great Mixer Dance from Russia
  • Hoe Ana from Tahiti
  • Yesh Lanu Tayish from Israel
  • Carnavalitos from Bolivia
  • Fjäskern from Sweden
  • Jefferson and Liberty from USA
Luigi's Time Machine
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  • Candide Overture (Bernstein)
  • A Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
  • Für Elise (Beethoven)
  • Choro No. 1 (Villa-Lobos)
Backstage with Composers
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  • Backstage with Bernstein
  • Backstage with Mussorgsky
  • Backstage with Pachelbel
  • Backstage with Joplin
  • Backstage with Beethoven
  • Backstage with Villa-Lobos
Read & Sing Around the World
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  • The Fox (England)
  • Mein Hut (Germany)
  • Echen Confites (Mexico)
  • Hey Motswala (South Africa)
  • Up and Down the Street (Scotland)
  • Arroro mi nińo (Argentina)
The Music Show 2.0
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  • Give Me Five (Pentatonic Scale)
  • Major Minor Mash-up
  • Merry Go Round (Canons)
  • Makin' Harmony
  • Hook Me a Motif
  • Accidentals Happen
Every Subscriber to Volume 19 of Music Express will receive a complimentary Noteflight Premium Annual Subscription (a $49 Value).
Taking Flight - Creative Composition with Noteflight
Cristi Cary Miller will create a flexible lesson using Noteflight®, an online music notation software.
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Hop 'Til You Drop: Little Stompers
These clever songs for younger grades by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson will focus on locomotor and non-locomotor movement.
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Kodály in the Classroom
Master educator, Susan Brumfield offers her expertise in these Kodály-based lessons for all levels.
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Orff Express: Sing • Say • Dance • Play
Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds offer flexible Orff-based lessons and songs with movement, performance and classroom teaching options for all levels.
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Melody Road
These music lessons for young learners by Janet Day are easy songs that teach or review melody and pitch concepts required for Grades K-2 curriculum.
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Music Fun for Little Ones
For performance or class time, these inventive seasonal songs and lessons by Cristi Cary Miller and Beth Shier for Grades K-2 truly make music FUN for little ones.
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Recorder without Borders
Travel around the world during your recorder unit with easy songs in a variety of ethnic styles.
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VOLUME 18 (2017-2018)* of
John Jacobson's MUSIC EXPRESS
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Broadway Now
In each issue, you'll get a popular song from a current Broadway show arranged for young singers by Mac Huff.
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  • "My Shot" from Hamilton
  • "The Addams Family Theme" from The Addams Family
  • "Happy Holiday" from Irving Berlin's White Christmas
  • "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen
  • "Seize the Day" from Newsies
  • "You're in the Band" from School of Rock
Musical Planet: Dancing Around the World
Creative movement is a core concept explored in every music classroom. Discover fascinating folk dances from around the world as we "travel" our musical planet with Manju Durairaj.
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  • Song: Diwali, Diwali, Country: India, Dance: Dandiya
  • Song: Bahay Kubo, Country: Philippines, Dance: Tinikling
  • Song: Zemer Atik, Country: Israel, Dance: Zemer Atik
  • Song: Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower), Country: China, Dance: Ribbon Dance
  • Song: Tsakonikos, Country: Greece, Dance: Tsakonikos
  • Song: The Lass O'Dallowgill, Country: England: Morris Stick Dance
Luigi's Time Machine
Luigi's Baton and friends will travel through the ages to explore music from every musical era in history with interactive listening maps by Steven Estrella.
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  • "La Réjouissance: Allegro" from Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel)
  • "Allegro" from Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
  • "Hungarian Dance No. 5" (Brahms)
  • "First Arabesque" (Debussy)
  • "Viennese Musical Clock" from Háry János Suite (Kodály)
  • "Mambo" from West Side Story (Bernstein)
On the Road to Awesome
This series will use original songs designed for young voices that focus on building quality character traits to motivate every child to make a difference in their school, their community, and possibly the world! A story poem by John Jacobson will bring a literary focus to the lesson.
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  • "On Our Way to Awesome" (Jacobson/Emerson)
  • "Thanks! (Jacobson/Dilworth)
  • "Kindness (Jacobson/Miller)
  • "Honesty" (Jacobson/Dilworth)
  • "Courage" (Jacobson/Emerson)
  • "I'll Make the Difference" (Moses Hogan)
Read & Sing
Emily Crocker will bring six creative arrangements of folk songs and spirituals for easy part-singing for classroom or performance. Flexible lessons provide instructions for use at any level.
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  • "On Our Way to Awesome" (Jacobson/Emerson)
  • "Thanks! (Jacobson/Dilworth)
  • "Kindness (Jacobson/Miller)
  • "Honesty" (Jacobson/Dilworth)
  • "Courage" (Jacobson/Emerson)
  • "I'll Make the Difference" (Moses Hogan)
The Music Show
Luigi's Baton, Mike the Microphone, Cadence the Drummer, and Fret the Guitar will continue their exploration of musical concepts for young learners with animated lesson videos and songs by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson.
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  • Luigi on Parade
  • Up, Down, Same
  • Got Form?
  • Movin' in Style
  • Ostinato! Ostinato! Ostinato!
  • I Can Read Music
NEW SERIES! Every Subscriber to Volume 18 of Music Express will receive a complimentary Noteflight Premium Annual Subscription (a $49 Value).
Taking Flight - Creative Composition with Noteflight
In each issue, you'll receive a flexible lesson by Cristi Cary Miller that will allow your students to explore and experiment with notation using Noteflight by creating rhythmic and melodic compositions using their own personal music ideas.
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Hop 'Til You Drop: Little Stompers
These clever songs for younger grades by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson will focus on locomotor and non-locomotor movement with a new series called Little Stompers.
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  • Little Stompers
  • The Mannequin
  • Circle Stomp
  • Boom!
  • I Just Love a Dancing Bear
  • The Barnyard Stomp
Kodály in the Classroom
Master educator, Susan Brumfield offers her expertise in these Kodály-based lessons for all levels. Folk songs, games, and spirituals are great learning tools for singing, moving, playing, creating, and rhythmic and melodic development.
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Orff Express: Sing • Say • Dance • Play
This proven series in Music Express by Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds offers flexible Orff-based lessons and songs with movement, performance and classroom teaching options for all levels.
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Beat Street
These music lessons for young learners by Janet Day are easy songs that teach or review musical concepts required for Grades K-2 curriculum. Print or Digital lessons are straightforward with lesson objectives and assessment tools for standards-based instruction that is adaptable for any student learner.
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Music Fun for Little Ones
For performance or class time, these inventive seasonal songs and lessons by Cristi Cary Miller and Beth Shier for Grades K-2 truly make music FUN for little ones.
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Recorder Adventures
Travel the galaxy with adventures for your recorder unit. Easy, progressive lessons and songs by Tom Anderson make learning the recorder enjoyable for all.
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August/September 2017 - On Our Way to Awesome (Top)

Songs:
Can't Stop the Feeling (Timberlake)
Broadway Now: My Shot (from Hamilton)
One 2 One: Alex Lacamoire
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Dandiya, Diwali, Diwali, India
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: La Réjouissance, Allegro from Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel)
Read & Sing: Skip to My Lou
On Our Way to Awesome Song: On Our Way to Awesome
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 1: Hit the Road
The Music Show: Luigi on Parade
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: We Are Little Stompers
AND MORE!

October/November 2017 - Thanks! (Top)

Songs:
God Bless America (Berlin)
Broadway Now: A Whole New World (from Aladdin)
Backstage on Broadway: Behind the Scenes Video Tour of Aladdin the Musical
BONUS! Friend Like Me (from Aladdin Jr.)
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Tinikling, Bahay Kubo, Philippines
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Read & Sing: Great Big House in New Orleans
On Our Way to Awesome Song: Thanks!
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 2: Gratitude
The Music Show: Up, Down, Same
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: The Mannequin
AND MORE!

December 2017 - Holiday Jazz (Top)

Songs:
That's Holiday Jazz
Broadway Now: Once Upon a December (from Anastasia)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Zemer Atik, Israel
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)
Read & Sing: Gatatumba
On Our Way to Awesome Song: The Kindness Song
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 3: Kindness
The Music Show: Got Form?
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Circle Stomp
Program Narration: Holiday Jazz
AND MORE!

January/February 2018 - Bright! (Top)

Songs:
Bright!
Broadway Now: Seize the Day (from Newsies)
One 2 One: Luca Padovan, Young Broadway Actor
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Ribbon Dance, Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower), China
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: First Arabesque (Debussy)
Read & Sing: Turn the Glasses Over
On Our Way to Awesome Song: Be True
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 4: Honesty
The Music Show: Movin' in Style
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: Boom!
AND MORE!

March/April 2018 - Broadway Now (Top)

Broadway Now: You're in the Band (from School of Rock)
Broadway Now: You Will Be Found (from Dear Evan Hansen)
One 2 One: Pasek and Paul
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Tsakonikos, Greece
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Viennese Musical Clock from Háry János Suite (Kodaly)
Read & Sing: Sur le Pont d'Avignon
On Our Way to Awesome Song: Courage
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 5: Courage
The Music Show: Ostinato Ostinato Ostinato
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: I Just Love a Dancing Bear
Program Narration: Broadway Now
AND MORE!

May/June 2018 - Make the Difference (Top)

Songs:
Cinco de Mayo
Cool Careers in Music: Francisco Nuñez, Director of the Young People's Chorus of New York City
Musical Planet Dancing Around the World: Morris Stick Dance, The Lass of Dallowgill, North Skelton England
Luigi's Time Machine Listening: Mambo from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Read & Sing: Summ, Summ, Summ
On Our Way to Awesome Song: I'll Make the Difference
On Our Way to Awesome, Chapter 6: Perseverance and Hope
The Music Show: I Can Read Music
Hop 'Til You Drop Little Stompers: The Barnyard Stomp
Program Guide: On Our Way to Awesome
AND MORE!

*Content subject to change without notice.