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Welcome to Our New Composers for 2017-18!

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We are delighted to welcome the following talented composers to our catalog! They represent the best and brightest innovators in the world of music composition – whether writing for concert band, percussion, orchestra, choir, jazz, or chamber ensembles. Click on each composer's name to view their Composer Profile page & list of publications. 

BJ BROOKS
Cadence: Fantasy on Rhythms of Nick Angelis (concert band)

MATHEW CAMPBELL
Aequilibrium (percussion ensemble 5)
Into the Void (SATB choir & percussion quartet)
Into the Void (wind ensemble)
Sonatina for Percussion Ensemble (12)

JAY COLES
Dystopia (concert band gr. 1)
Holiday Fantasia (concert band, coming soon!)

TIM FORLINE
13 (percussion quartet)

MICHAEL IORIO
The Arrival Suite (duet for flute & marimba)
Daydreams (percussion ensemble 6)
Echo Falls (quartet for 2 flutes & 2 marimbas)
Spontaneity (multiple percussion duet)

ANGELA KEPLEY
Battle Royale (percussion ensemble 3+)
Circles (bucket ensemble 3+)
From the Inside Out (percussion quartet)
Quintessential Quintets (percussion quintet collection)

SAM NEIPP
The Hunt (string orchestra gr. 2.5)

MICHAEL PTACIN
Dark Filaments (percussion ensemble 8)

KRISTEN SHINER McGUIRE
Caboo (percussion quartet)

BRANDEN STEINMETZ
Time Remembered (solo marimba)

MARK VANCE
Nyumbani (solo marimba)

Composer Spotlight: JAY COLES

We are thrilled to welcome Jay Coles to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Jay has exploded onto the concert band scene in the past few years, writing music for young bands that is unique, yet accessible. We expect to see great things out of him in the coming years. Check out his newest publication for [...]

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Featured Video: SELVA LUMINOSA by Francisco Perez

Francisco Perez has amassed a large & varied library of compositions for percussion in recent years. His newest percussion quartet for two vibraphones and two marimbas, Selva Luminosa, is a formidable minimalist work, inspired by Latin American genres such as merengue, cumbia, and salsa, that grooves from beginning to end. Check out his new ensemble BlueSHIFT Percussion [...]

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Composer Spotlight: DAVE HALL

Composer, percussionist & educator Dave Hall has quickly amassed an impressive catalog of works for solo marimba, percussion duet, and percussion ensemble (from 3 players up to 13). He has a unique, instantly recognizable sound in his compositions that grabs the audience and performers immediately. You can always expect inventive sound combinations in his scoring [...]

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Welcome the Band Catalog of Aux Arcs Music

We are excited to announce that C. Alan Publications will now be the sole distributor for Aux Arcs Music (pronounced "Ozarks") from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Noted Grainger expert, Chalon Ragsdale has amassed a wonderful catalog of transcriptions of works by Grainger, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Mascagni, and Auber. Learn more about the publishing company below.Our initial offerings in 2005 featured [...]

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C. Alan at the 2016 Midwest Clinic

The C. Alan Publications team is headed to Chicago in a month for the 70th Annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. We'll be nestled in the exhibit hall, spanning four booths, so we can share music for concert band, percussion ensemble, orchestra, and jazz ensemble from our catalog and from the wonderful catalogs of the other [...]

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Composer Spotlight: Aaron Perrine

Aaron Perrine is an extremely talented young composer who uses his unique orchestration skills to transform a traditional wind ensemble into something else completely. You can hear in his writing that he rejects the notion of "cookie-cutter" writing so prevalent in today's over-crowded world of concert band music. Take a listen to a couple of Aaron's [...]

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Featured Video: BURN by Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey has amassed a fine collection of mixed chamber works for percussion & non-percussion instruments, including Strange Dreams (alto sax & marimba), An Extraordinary Correspondence (flute & marimba), and Spitfire (euphonium & vibraphone/marimba). His newest work for alto sax (or clarinet) & marimba, Burn, showcases a new direction in Daughtrey's compositional style. 

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C. Alan at PASIC 2016

The C. Alan team is excited to head to Indianapolis in two short weeks! Please stop by and visit us in the exhibit hall at Booth #301. We should be very easy to spot, as we are located front and center as you enter the hall. Look for a more streamlined C. Alan Publications. We [...]

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Featured Video: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Lamon Lawhorn

Please welcome with open arms Dr. Lamon Lawhorn to the C. Alan family! In addition to being a wonderful performer, educator, and human being, Lamon is a terrific composer. Take a moment to check out his new solo for snare and kick drum, More Than Meets the Eye.

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