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For Immediate Release August 2012

14 Advanced Christmas Favorites for Solo Instruments

New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music presents new Christmas solo collections for advanced players, 14 Advanced Christmas Favorites, arranged by Sean O’Loughlin. These distinctive and elegant arrangements of 14 classic Christmas carols come with a companion CD containing full orchestra accompaniment. Perfect for holiday time church services and concerts, these collections include such favorites as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and more.

14 Advanced Christmas Favorites for Solo Instruments — Each book $16.99
WF134 – Flute WF135 – Clarinet WF136 – Alto Saxophone WF137 – Trumpet WF138 – Trombone BF81 – Violin

Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972) is a fresh voice and a rising name in the music world. His music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring. Commissions from the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra highlight and showcase his diverse musical abilities. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony amongst others. Growing up in Syracuse, NY, Sean displayed a passion for music at an early age. Sean benefitted from loving parents who supported his musical aspirations and challenged him to explore music as a career. During his undergraduate years at Syracuse University, Sean’s musical career began to take shape with the guidance of Larry Clark. As Vice-President at Carl Fischer Music, Larry continues to be a major influence in Sean’s professional career as mentor and friend.

Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. An annual ASCAP Special Awards winner, Sean was a composition fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, and holds composition degrees from New England Conservatory and Syracuse University. Sean, his wife Dena and daughter Kate reside in Los Angeles.

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