Aux Arcs Band Catalog

Aux Arcs (pronounced “Ozarks”) Music is a music publishing venture specializing in distinctive and exciting arrangements and compositions for the modern concert band.

Our initial offerings in 2005 featured the music of Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) and Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), one of Grainger’s major musical influences. The influences of Percy Grainger in Orchestration, Philosophy of Music Education and Ethnology/World Music remain as our major philosophical cornerstones.

Our catalog has grown to encompass the legendary band transcriptions of Lawrence Odom, and to include the music of Peter Tchaikovsky. Future offerings will diversify the band offerings, and we plan to make forays into the are of the Percussion Orchestra.

Our arrangements have been selected for performances at prestigious venues including several CBDNA divisional meetings, MENC divisional meetings, numerous state Music Educators Conventions, the TMEA and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

We think conductors, musicians and audiences will enjoy the catalog of music from Aux Arcs Music.

Chalon L. Ragsdale, President
Aux Arcs Music


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  • Scene III from 'Olav Trygvason'
    Scene III from 'Olav Trygvason' $200.00 Choose Options
    “Scene III” from Olav Trygvason, Op. 50 is a Grade 5, well-suited to the outstanding high school or college band. Duration 12:30.Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard Level: 5 | Duration: 12:30...
  • Symphonic Dance #1
    Symphonic Dance #1 $150.00 Choose Options
    The "Symphonic Dances" were written in 1896-98 during Grieg’s mature period. They deserve a more prominent place in the standard repertoire; in them Grieg makes excellent use of dance rhythms, folk tunes, expressive...
  • Temple Dance from 'Olav Trygvason'
    Temple Dance from 'Olav Trygvason' $150.00 Choose Options
    Edvard Grieg’s operatic masterpiece 'Olav Trygvason' was never finished, but Grieg (being at least somewhat practical) made piano arrangements of segments of the unfinished opera. One of these was Temple Dance, which...
  • This is No' My Plaid
    This is No' My Plaid $60.00 Choose Options
    A Young Band’s Introduction to the Music of Grainger, This Is No’ My Plaid is one of ten Scottish folksongs set by Grainger for voice and piano in 1900 (when he was 18), and grouped under the title Songs of the...
  • Three Ravens, The
    Three Ravens, The $80.00 Choose Options
    Completed in 1902, Grainger's harmonization of this folk tune captures beautifully the transcendental nature of the text, with masterful use of chromaticism and the Grainger “gliding tones.” Genre: Band | # of...
  • Three Tragic Ballads
    Three Tragic Ballads $200.00 Choose Options
    Three Tragic Ballads is a Grade 6, well-suited for the accomplished collegiate wind band. The Three Tragic Ballads – “Danny Deever,” “The Three Ravens,” and “Father and Daughter”...
  • Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon
    Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon $80.00 Choose Options
    Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon is a Grade 3, well-suited for the mature junior high or high school band. The opening 16 bars of this well-known setting of Percy Grainger’s have been re-scored for the mallet...