Excelcia Music Publishing Releases Bold New Concert Band Music

SBO Staff • News • May 11, 2022

A striking release of 50 new works, Excelcia Music Publishing’s 2022-23 Concert Band music catalog is replete with pieces from many popular, favorite composers as well as talented new voices.  The new band catalog includes a myriad of styles at every level, from marches and contest festival works to ballads, folk songs, spring and many winter holiday concert selections.  The publisher’s release includes full-band professional live recordings of each piece, which can be used as a tool with students.

“This year’s concert band catalog is one of my favorite collections from Excelcia Music Publishing. The composers are wonderful, and now on our 4th official catalog release I truly believe that the Excelcia Music Publishing band catalog has found its “voice,” comments Tyler Arcari, Director of Music Production and Editing.  “There is something here for everyone, and I think that is what makes these pieces, by these wonderful humans, so inspiring.”

The talented group of composers represent a wide range of experience, musical style and identity. These composers, many of whom are music educators, are particularly sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians, furthering the mission of Excelcia Music Publishing.  The publisher’s 2022 Concert Band release includes pieces from composers Tyler Arcari, Jon Bubbett, R. Alan Carter, Carol Brittin Chambers, Larry Clark, Laura Estes, Chris Ferguson, Joshua Hobbs, Christina Huss, Gene Milford, Michael J. Miller, Jason K. Nitsch, Sean O’Loughlin, Steve Parsons, John M. Pasternak, Matthew R. Putnam, David Samuel, Bruce W. Tippette and Jorge Vargas.

“The energy in these pieces is palpable.  You can tell the composers were excited to get back to writing,” adds President Larry Clark.

Each score, and its accompanying parts, are meticulously-edited and beautifully set for ease of reading and include unique features to increase accessibility and help facilitate efficient rehearsals.  Published in Excelcia Music Publishing’s signature color-coded series, the Concert Band music follows the strict and consistent six-part grading system: Prelude (grade .5), Da Capo (grade 1), Harmony (grade 1.5), Intermezzo (grade 2 to 2.5), Rhapsody (grade 3 to 3.5) and Maestro (grade 4 and up).  In addition to the professional recordings, the publisher is providing ScoreVideos and preview scores for each piece on its website, and an interactive digital band catalog complete with Composer Insights videos (https://excelciamusic.com/concert-band-promo/).

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