Dear Band Directors,
It is with great pride that we present to you our 2014 Concert Band catalog. Carl Fischer Music continues to strive to be the leader in providing music for your concert band and we know you will find this year's selections to be of the highest quality and greatest educational value for your students.
We continue to highlight our Primer Performance Series, which features works written for the grade ½ level. These pieces contain very limited notes and rhythms, but are musically stimulating to the youngest of students. Along with our five other graded band series and our successful Flexible Performance Series, we aim to present music that will fit the ability level and instrumentation of your ensemble, whether they are beginners or more advanced.
In the Carl Fischer Music catalog, it is the composers that count. They are the best in the world at writing music for school ensembles, and we are proud to include the wonderful music of both highly-regarded veterans and exciting new up-and-coming composers in this release. You will recognize names such as Andrew Balent, Bill Calhoun, Joseph Compello, Larry Clark, Ed Kiefer, Gene Milford, Kevin Mixon, Sean O’Loughlin, Carl Strommen, George Sweet, and Peter Terry. We are pleased to welcome to Carl Fischer Music new composers Carol Brittin Chambers, Robert L. Lee, James Meredith, and Richard Summers. We know you will like their music as much as we do.
What sets the Carl Fischer Music catalog apart are our Director Resources. Online you will find FREE full-length MP3s and on-screen sample PDF full scores of each piece. You can review the sheet music and listen to the entire piece on your computer or download the recordings to an MP3 player to help make purchasing decisions, as well as utilize the recording with your students.
We are dedicated to providing you with the best choices possible and we know that you’ll be just as thrilled as we are about our new Concert Band music.
Have a great year!
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief
The Carl Fischer Performance Series for Band now has seven performance levels to provide you with a highly focused repertoire for your band. Each level has been carefully designed and graded, within specific guidelines, so that each piece in a level will work with your band when it achieves that level. Each level is also color coded for ease in finding the series that will be appropriate for your band, as it develops. Within each grade level, you will find selections in a variety of styles and genres designed to meet all of your performance and teaching needs. The Carl Fischer composers and arrangers are some of the most respected writers in the business. Their music is dynamic, fresh, and eminently worthy of your attention.
Download our PDF complete catalog of Band and Orchestra Music, including Carl Fischer Music, Theodore Presser Company, and our Affiliated Publisher. Now updated with all 2014 Carl Fischer band and string orchestra titles.
PDF, 75 pages, 10MB, update April 17, 2014