It’s Christmastime at the Leading Note!

December 12, 2016

It’s almost Christmas time and the elves have already visited the shop (check out our Facebook page for pictures)! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the musician in your life (be they teacher, student, professional, or just a passionate music lover), here at the Leading Note, we have you covered! Check out some of our gift ideas below!

 Musical Instrument Colouring Book New to the shop just a few weeks ago is this super cool Musical Instrument Colouring Book! The intricate designs are perfect for older children and adults alike! You may even see some instruments you don’t recognize…


For that Henle Verlag maniac (we all know at least one) we have a selection of gifts available, including an umbrella, a lovely writing set with tuning fork included, Umbrella (Pocket Size) with Excerpt of Chopin's ‘Raindrop Prelude’ a puzzle, and a variety of posters! For a special gift, consider purchasing one of Henle’s beautifully crafted facsimile editions of the works of famous composers, or an engraving plate.

Mug - Black & Gold Bass ClefBrr! That winter is chill is well and truly back in the air! For those people who need a little coffee, tea, or hot chocolate (yum!) to get going in the morning, why not a musical themed mug or glass?


Socks - Keyboard Pink LadiesSocks socks socks! We have a wide variety of socks available in many different colours and patterns! Check out our fuzzy socks, perfect for those cold mornings when you want to bring your bed with you!


Scarf - Black and White with Music NotesScarf - Red with Black Score & Coloured NotesThese scarves would make a great gift for any music fan – and keep them warm too! Check out our scarf collection for a variety of scarves for both warmth and fashion.


 Brooch - Music Band Looking for something special? Try a beautiful piece of amber jewelry from Kamila’s Amber Art. Made with sterling silver and Baltic amber, these stunning pieces are real winners. We have many designs in earrings, brooches, and pendants that range from music notes, to treble and bass clefs, instruments, and even a small band!.


Cookie Cutters - Music Instruments SetMake those holiday goodies a little more musical with this set of seven cookie cutters in musical shapes! Includes: grand piano, 3 sizes of eighth notes, violin, guitar, and treble clef. We also carry individual cookie cutters in various shapes and sizes!


Christmas Decoration - Treble ClefEvery tree needs a little musical bling! We have many Christmas decorations, including a number of miniature instruments, perfect for adding some musical cheer to your tree or home!


Handel & Bach T-shirtFor the music history buff with a sense of humour, check out this hilarious T-shirt for Handel and Bach’s “world tours”; the Bach side lists only Germany! Brand new this season is the Bach/Handel family trees (or lack thereof, in the case of Handel) t-shirt. See these and other T-shirts here!.


 Nesrallah, Larkin, and Leonardelli – Noel Nouvelet Support our local artists! We have a wide collection of CDs from local musicians, including many Christmas and holiday themed recordings.


Music Symbol SudokuLove Sudoku? Why not try a fun musical twist on this favourite puzzle!


Glad Tidings We Sing! Christmas Carol CardLooking for a different Christmas card to send this year? Check out our collection of Christmas cards, including this one from Oxford University Press containing a miniature collection of eight popular Christmas carols, arranged for voice with piano and/or guitar. We also have a number of beautifully handcrafted birchbark cards available!


We also stock a wide variety of festive music for all instruments! Check out some new additions and old favourites below!


New Oxford Book of CarolsThe New Oxford Book of Carols, the definitive collection of Christmas carols from Oxford University Press, contains more than 200 carols in various settings, a veritable treasure trove of Christmas cheer! Oxford also publishes the Oxford Carols for Choirs series. With many settings of popular carols, from old favourites to new, you’re sure to find something for that Church choir, concert choir, or even caroling group!


 Charlie Brown Christmas – Five-finger Piano  Charlie Brown Christmas – Piano Play-Along The music from A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a holiday favourite for over fifty years. Available at all difficulty levels, it is now easy for every pianist to enjoy playing the songs from the classic movie!


Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio for Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Soli, SATB and Orchestra (with Piano Reduction) (Hardcover w/CD)That old stand-by, the orange-and-white Novello edition of Handel’s masterpiece gets a makeover, with a beautiful red hardcover and included CD. Arranged for SATB with piano part. Edited with piano reduction by Watkins Shaw.


The Christmas Family SongbookThis keepsake edition from Alfred Publishing features over 100 of the most popular Christmas songs, arranged to be easily played and sung gathered around the family piano. It also includes a multimedia disc with MP3s demonstrating the piano parts, and to further inspire your own sing-alongs, easy-to-print lyric sheets for each tune. Carry on an old tradition, or start a new one of making music together with this great resource!


Intermediate Music for Two: Christmas Favorites for Flute, Oboe or Violin and Cello or BassoonLooking to play some Christmas music with your friends, but can’t get a whole string quartet? Have an oboe, a cello, and a viola? The Last Resort Music Christmas Series offers flexible arrangements for all kinds of instrument combinations of Christmas favourites. Perfect for a fun Christmas party at home, or for Christmas gigs!


Need some last minute stocking stuffers? Check out our wide array of gifts for some fun ideas!

Bangle - Pewter with Clef Colourful Music Bowtie Caution: Driver Singing Bumper Sticker Treble Clef Eraser (Various Colours)


Tempo Tape Chopin Liszt Notepad Musical Playing Cards  Reserved Parking for Musicians Sign


Not quite sure what to get that musician who’s hard to shop for? Gift Certificates are a particularly good choice, especially for teachers and students! Gift Certificates can be used to expand a musician’s library, to purchase teaching supplies, to buy special editions, or to encourage students to pursue their musical goals. Available in print and electronically!


Happy holidays from the whole Leading Note team and may your days be full of beautiful music!


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