Dear Band Directors,
I am pleased to present to you one of our most creative and inspiring Concert Band collections yet. Continuing our tradition of providing you with the most innovative and useful music for over 140 years, we’ve published a library of music that will be sure to educate and motivate your students.
This year’s collection features brand-new works from some of the most respected composers in the business, such as Alan Lee Silva, Carl Strommen, Sean O’Loughlin, Joseph Compello, Andrew Balent, Bill Calhoun, Kevin Mixon, Gene Milford, Ed Kiefer, and Larry Clark. In addition, we have fresh, original works from up-and-coming composers on the Carl Fischer Music team such as George Sweet and Mike Forbes.
Our carefully graded series of well-rounded music for Elementary School to High School levels and our full-length recordings are performed by professionals and serve as highly effective teaching aids.
We’re also introducing a new seires this year: the Flexible Performance Series. It contains pieces that have been scored to be performable by a few as 5 players plus percussion. All of the pieces in the Flexible Performance Series are at the grade 2.5 to 3 level. It is perfect for school band programs with incomplete instrumentation.
We were the first publisher to take a bold step into the digital age by providing you with everything you need to select the right music for your ensemble for free. We provide non-printable PDF conductor scores along with full-length MP3 recordings of each piece published in 2012. These convenient resources make it easy for you to browse our fine collection and choose works that fit the needs of your students. Simply visit our website at www.carlfischer.com and download these resources for FREE.
So, what are you waiting for? Browse this promo and start listening to our new pieces and reviewing their scores today, and we promise you’ll have your concert programs picked out in no time. Have a great year!
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief