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Composer Spotlight: GARY GACKSTATTER

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Gary Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter has been with C. Alan Publications since 2004, bringing his unique voice to our band and orchestra catalogs. He is an active artist, composer, conductor, clinician, performer, and teacher, inspiring all who come into contact with him. One of his most recent projects is "The Spark: Notes from the Podium," which he wrote with his friend and colleague Ron Sikes. This is a wonderful resource for current and future directors that will energize & inspire generations of educators.

The Spark: Notes from the Podium

Welcome to Our New Composers for 2017-18!

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 BROOKSCadence: Fantasy [...]

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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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