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Concert Band Music 2021-2022

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Concert Band Music 2021-2022

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Welcome Band Directors

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Jazz Ensemble Music 2021-2022

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Purchase Our Music at These Excelcia Concert Band Select Dealers

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To assist with the return to in person instruction, all of our 2021 concert band titles come with a free download that includes two click track recordings, one with a click over the live recording and one with the click track only for at home practice or in class rehearsal.

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, our concert band music is meticulously edited and follows a strict six-part grading system reflected in our signature color-coded series. Each score, and its accompanying parts, are beautifully set for ease of reading. They include unique features to facilitate your rehearsals, like oversized time signatures in the scores and measure numbers at every measure on each part!

Grade .5

  • Pieces using the first 6 notes of the Bb scale
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and two repeated eighth-notes
  • Optional alternate parts for horn (lower range) and trombone (nothing past 4th position)
  • Low brass and low woodwinds cover the bass line

Grade 1

  • Playable by first year musicians
  • Limited range of the first octave
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and simple eighth-note patterns
  • Clarinet part stays below the break
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout with multiple lower instruments
  • Active percussion

Grade 1.5

  • Accessible to first year musicians and those beginning the second year of study
  • Range is expanded, but still limited
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and eighth-notes, simple syncopation
  • Addition of two Trumpet and Clarinet parts. 2nd Clarinet stays below the break, 1st Clarinet crosses the break carefully
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout, but with more independence in the low brass
  • Active percussion

Grade 2 to 2.5

  • Accessible to second and third year musicians
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and eighth-notes, and simple sixteenth patterns
  • Clarinet 2 still stays below the break
  • Separate parts for Trombone, Euphonium, and Bassoon
  • Careful scoring to make the band sound full
  • Percussion treated as an important color

Grade 3 to 3.5

  • Fully scored pieces for upper middle school and high school
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • More advanced rhythms and part independence
  • 3 Clarinet and Trumpet parts, 2 Horn and Trombone parts
  • Generous cross-cueing of solos or exposed parts
  • More advanced use of percussion

Grade 4 and up

  • Fully scored pieces for high school and collegiate level ensembles
  • High artistic merit
  • Range is within reason for advancing ensembles
  • Rhythm: within reason and more use of mixed meter
  • Scoring makes use of all colors
  • Cross-cueing of solos or exposed parts
  • More advanced use of percussion
  • Percussion as an essential color

Flexible Concert Works that Excel!

  • Arranged in five-parts by transposed keys, rather than by instrument, providing endless options
  • For any ensemble size or combination of wind, string and percussion instruments
  • Easily transition to the fully-scored version of the same pieces once your full ensemble is back together
  • Includes unique photocopying permission, digital copies and streamed professional recordings

Because Extraordinary Times Require Extraordinary Flexibility...

FlexcelResponsive to unprecedented times, Excelcia Music Publishing released Flexcel, an extraordinarily flexible Concert Band series. Included in the purchase of each set in the Flexcel series is unique photocopying permission as well as access to digital copies for remote learning. When your complete orchestra is back together again, you can easily transition to the fully-scored version of the piece published by Excelcia Music Publishing.

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Concert Band Works

Composers Who Inspire

This incredibly talented group of composers and arrangers represent a wide range of experience, musical style and identity. These composers, many of whom are music educators, are particularly sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians, furthering the mission of Excelcia Music Publishing.

The (Live!) Music Goes On: A Note About Our Professional Recordings

At Excelcia Music Publishing, we believe that an important component of what educators need to teach and inspire their students are examples of good musicianship, which we provide with professional level recordings of our pieces. These recordings assist educators in choosing appropriate literature for their ensembles and allowing them to demonstrate good ensemble sound, quality of tone, and musicianship for their students.  Although the pandemic threw a frustrating curveball into the process of recording (and making) live ensemble music, we remained committed to creating high-quality professional recordings of our new 2021-2021 music.  How did we do it?  We created base “tracks” of each piece with samples and manipulated them as well as we could to bring out the character and musicality of the works.  We then recorded each individual part, one musician at a time, with professional musicians. The individual recordings were then edited and mixed into the final product, allowing us to provide excellent examples of musicianship while adhering to all necessary restrictions to keep all involved safe and healthy.  We hope you enjoy these inspiring pieces!

All of our recordings for band, choir and orchestra are now available for streaming (or sale) on all of the major streaming services, like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and many more. It is yet another avenue where you and your students can listen to our inspiring music.

Jazz Ensemble - 2021-2022

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