|Dear Band Directors,
It is with great pride that we present to you our 2013 Concert Band catalogue We continue 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 know we’re giving you music you can trust will fit the ability level of your ensemble, whether they are beginners or more advanced.
In the Carl Fischer Music catalogue, it is the composers that count. We feel strongly that they are the best of the best and we are excited to call both highly-regarded veterans and exciting new up-and-coming composers part of our family. You will recognize names such as Alan Lee Silva, Andrew Balent, Brant Karrick, Sean O’Loughlin, Joseph Compello, Gene Milford, George Sweet, Bill Calhoun, Ed Kiefer, Kevin Mixon, Mike Forbes, Carl Strommen, and Larry Clark.
Our promotional recordings are FREE full-length audio MP3s, and we offer everyone full on-screen PDF scores of every piece to help you make educated purchasing decisions. You can review the sheet music and listen to the entire piece on your computer or download the recordings to your iPods/MP3 players. 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. Let’s work together to make your school year a success!
Have a great year!
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief