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Month: November 2019

What Does New Music Teach Us?

By Jason Taurins / November 26, 2019 /

To many, the avant-garde of music comes across as an impenetrable, pretentious wall of noise. What makes this music? And, why should we care about it? It is perhaps best to first define the term. It comes from French and translates to vanguard or advance guard. In medieval battle practice, the vanguard would travel ahead…

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In First Year Excelcia Music Publishing Lands Many Midwest Clinic Performances

By Tyler Arcari / November 7, 2019 /

Lakeland, Florida (November 7, 2019) –  Sixteen pieces from Excelcia Music Publishing’s inaugural release of Concert Band, Orchestra and small ensemble titles were chosen for prestigious performances at the upcoming Midwest Clinic in Chicago this winter.  The publisher’s first Concert Band, String Orchestra and Choral Music, released earlier in 2019, represent over 100 high quality…

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Owning the Piece: A Composer’s View of Writing Commissions

By Carl Strommen / November 5, 2019 /

Below’s blog is based on an interview conducted by Worldstrides/Heritage in 2015 with composer Carl Strommen.  “On the Wings of Angels” by Carl Strommen, commissioned by Worldstrides/Heritage, is published and available from Excelcia Music Publishing. The way I approach commissions depends on the type of performing organization – band, orchestra, jazz band, choral – and…

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What Does New Music Teach Us?

By Jason Taurins

To many, the avant-garde of music comes across as an impenetrable, pretentious wall of…

In First Year Excelcia Music Publishing Lands Many Midwest Clinic Performances

By Tyler Arcari

Lakeland, Florida (November 7, 2019) –  Sixteen pieces from Excelcia Music Publishing’s inaugural release…

Owning the Piece: A Composer’s View of Writing Commissions

By Carl Strommen

Below’s blog is based on an interview conducted by Worldstrides/Heritage in 2015 with composer…

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