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Composer Spotlight: DAVE HALL

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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 and techniques that stretch what we thought was possible. Spend some time and check out a variety of his music below.

Skylight | percussion duet | ca. 9:00

Escape Velocity | percussion quartet | ca. 4:40

Tilted Spheres | percussion quintet | ca. 6:30

Surfacing | percussion ensemble 12 + piano | ca. 7:20

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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Composer Spotlight: Bruce Tippette

We are thrilled to welcome Bruce Tippette to the C. Alan Publications catalog. Bruce is a composer, pianist, and educator whose compositions for both choral & instrumental ensembles have been performed across the United States. In addition to his concert works, Tippette has composed original compositions for choreographers, film, and has co-composed music for a children's musical. Please take [...]

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Featured Video: COLLIDE by Jacob Remington

Everyone who attended the TCU Percussion Orchestra Showcase Concert at PASIC 2015 was blown away by their closer, COLLIDE by Jacob Remington. Filled with blazingly fast runs and rhythmic excitement, this 7-minute piece grabs you and doesn't let go until the final siren scream!  TCU Percussion Orchestra, conducted by Brian A. West PASIC 2015, San Antonio, TX

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Welcome to our New Composers for 2016-17!

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.JUAN ÁLAMOAzureus (solo [...]

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