Excelcia Music Publishing Releases Inspiring New Concert Band Music Catalog

Mike Lawson • Instruments & GearNews • May 20, 2021

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Lakeland, Florida (May 20, 2021) – A bold release with over 50 new works, Excelcia Music Publishing’s just released 2021-22 Concert Band music catalog is filled with pieces from many beloved composers as well as talented new voices.  The new catalog includes a myriad of styles, from marches and contest festival works to Halloween and holiday concerts.  As it has done in prior years, the publisher’s release includes live professional recordings of each piece (safely recorded), which can be used as a tool with students in the classroom as well as for remote learning. 

More details from Excelcia Music Publishing (www.excelciamusic.com):

“Adapting and innovating is core to who we are as a publisher, and that is certainly true this year,” said Excelcia Music Publishing President, Larry Clark.  “With the high-quality and musicality of our new band music, our live professional recordings for every new work, directors’ unprecedented access to our composers, and another interactive digital catalog (coming soon),  I’m excited for band directors to see what we are offering to them and their students.”

“‘Moving forward’ and inspiration is what this year’s band catalog is all about, messages that will really resonate for directors, students and audiences,” explains Instrumental Editor, Tyler Arcari.  “As we continue our efforts to publish new and exciting voices in the band world, I’m delighted about the creative new folks joining our roster of exceptionally talented composers this year!” 

The publisher’s 2021 Concert Band release includes pieces from composers Tyler Arcari, Christopher Artau, Jon Bubbett, R. Alan Carter, Carol Brittin Chambers, Larry Clark, Laura Estes, Chris Ferguson, Joshua Hobbs, Christina Huss, Ed Kiefer, Gene Milford, Michael J. Miller, Amy Riebs Mills, Yukiko Nishimura, Sean O’Loughlin, Steve Parsons, John M. Pasternak, Brooke Pierson, Matthew R. Putnam, David Samuel, Peter Sciaino and Alan Lee Silva.

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 developed by the powerhouse editorial team of Clark and Arcari: 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 Score Videos and preview scores for each piece on its website.  

Excelcia Music Publishing’s 2021-22 Concert Band music is available from music retailers everywhere and from the publisher.   

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