What is the history of J. W. Pepper choral music?


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J.W. Pepper was founded in 1876 by the Pepper family as a small print shop in Philadelphia. The company’s operation was transferred to the Burtch family in 1941. Pepper is a leading retailer of sheet music, including choral, band, orchestral and jazz for concerts, choirs and ensembles. The company supports a number of music organizations, including the American Choral Directors’ Association and the Music Educators’ National Conference.

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Pepper supplies music sheets for different types of settings, including holiday concerts, Broadway concerts, community choirs and bands. The company has been making service catalogs since 1876 with delivery being done by horse-drawn carriages in the early days. Customers can shop for catalogs online from their computers and mobile devices.

Pepper offers several Christmas choral music sheets, including “Shepherds, Come Quick!” by Ruth Morris Gray and “Baby Born in Bethlehem” by Victor C. Johnson, as of 2015. Sheets for Advent anthems such as “A Gaelic Rose” by Mark Hayes and “Sing All Ye Nations” by Daniel Meyer are also available.

Pepper has 11 store locations and two distribution centers in the United States, as of 2015. With a vast inventory, the company strives to uphold customer satisfaction through quick and efficient processing of orders. Pepper also allows customers to return orders with which they are not satisfied.

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