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Flexcel Concert Works Series

Grades 1 to 2.5

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  • Perfect for flexible instrumentation or reduced ensemble size
  • Scored in four parts with optional Piano
  • Playable by any combination of four string instruments
  • Written for grades 1-3
  • Includes unique photocopying permission, professional recordings and access to digital copies for remote learning
  • Easy to transition to the fully-scored version of the pieces (available from Excelcia Music Publishing) once your ensemble is back together again
  • Pieces edited by veterans who have been publishing flexible music for decades. Flexibility is not a new idea for us!

String Instrument Only Flexible Pieces

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The Knight Errant

Alan Lee Silva

With pulsing energy from the opening bar, The Knight Errant moves forward with driving precision, building intensity and energy as the piece develops. Composer Alan Lee Silva crafts a tale of a mythical knight who valiantly searches for adventure and opportunity.
FSO2001.......................................................$45.00

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Danza de mi Corazón
(Dance of My Heart)

Steven L. Rosenhaus

Composer Steven Rosenhaus always strives to have his music connect emotionally with players and audiences alike. This energetic work does that and makes you want to dance too! It’s truly a “dance of the heart.”
FSO2002.......................................................$45.00

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Evening Dusk

Yukiko Nishimura

“The color is faint but the setting sun still has the power to light up the sky”. Yukiko Nishimura’s unique harmonic style and beautifully fresh melodic lines will inspire the best out of any performer.
FSO2003.......................................................$45.00

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Final Expedition

Bruce W. Tippette

This racing, rhythmic flexible orchestra composition will leave your young ensemble with the sense that they sounded like a professional orchestra. Appropriate for younger groups, the melodic material is presented in all voices. A rousing ending will make even the youngest of ensembles sound great!
FSO2004.......................................................$45.00

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Angels in the Halls
(Angels We Have Heard on High/Deck the Halls)

Arranged by Matthew R. Putnam

The holiday season is a time of joy, merriment, excitement, and traditions. Angels in the Halls will enable beginning string students to demonstrate their developing skills while putting the audience in the spirit of the holidays.
FSO2005.......................................................$45.00

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Greensleeves

Ruth Elaine Schram

Set in a clever waltz style, Ruth Elaine Schram has set the well-known folk tune of Greensleeves for flexible strings. This work is an easy and musical introduction into pizzicato playing, with all the lush arco sections that make Greensleeves a timeless melody.
FSO2006.......................................................$45.00

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Looking for more flexible music? Check out Adaptable Ensemble Series.

Flexcel Concert Works Series

Grades 1 to 3

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  • Scored by key (not instrument) for stand-out flexibility and preparedness
  • Play with any combination of wind, string & percussion instruments - with as few as five players, plus percussion
  • Written for grades 1-3
  • Includes unique photocopying permission, professional recordings and access to digital copies for remote learning
  • Easy to transition to the fully-scored version of the pieces (available from Excelcia Music Publishing) once your ensemble is back together again
  • Pieces edited by veterans who have been publishing flexible music for decades. Flexibility is not a new idea for us!
  • All Flexcel pieces come with an electronic percussion play-along track to enhance the experience for small wind/string groups

Wind Instrument Focused Pieces
with String Parts

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Byzantine Dances

Carol Brittin Chambers

Written in the style of a Roma Gypsy dance, Byzantine Dances is fast and energetic. Students will love playing in a different style and directors will find plenty of historical content to teach while learning this piece.
FCB2005.......................................................$60.00

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Capstone
(March)

Tyler Arcari

Young bands will enjoy playing this traditional march. Lots of dynamic changes and built-in color will have your audiences clapping in no time. A melodic horn part and moving low brass lines will keep everyone in the band interested and sounding their best!
FCB2001.......................................................$60.00

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The Great Clipper Race

Matthew R. Putnam

The Great Clipper Race seeks to transport musicians and listeners to the mid-1800s, a time when clipper ships sailed the seas ferrying cargos from exotic locales to Europe and the Americas. Composer Matthew R. Putnam weaves a tale of intrigue and adventure on the high seas!
FCB2004.......................................................$60.00

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Hidden Wonders

Sean O'Loughlin

Hidden Wonders is a great example of Sean O’Loughlin’s skill at writing for young musicians. Full of lyrical beauty and exquisite craft, this piece will challenge your musicians. Inspired by beauty and unity, Hidden Wonders is a great addition to any concert program.
FCB2003.......................................................$60.00

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Shining Moments

Larry Clark

In every person’s life, there are shining moments where we are at our best, where we show others the best version of ourselves and we achieve. Shining Moments is intended to musically depict this feeling in a beautiful, but uplifting ballad . A wonderful opportunity for students to have a musically powerful experience.
FCB2002.......................................................$60.00

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House of the Rising Bells
Ukrainian Bell Carol, House of the Rising Sun

Tyler Arcari

Open your next holiday concert with this impactful and clever pairing of two folk tunes: House of the Rising Sun and the Ukrainian Bell Carol. Arranged for developing band by Tyler Arcari, House of the Rising Bells is sure to add something unique to your winter program.

FCB2006.......................................................$60.00

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Low Voice on the Housetop

John M. Pasternak

Low Voice on the Housetop is a fun piece that features an argument between the lower voices and the rest of your ensemble. Naturally, the lower voices prevail in this clever Christmas-time arrangement.

FCB2007.......................................................$60.00
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Waltz of the Carols

Arranged by Sean O'Loughlin

Introduce your students to 3/4 time with this clever mash-up of Christmas Carols in Waltz style. Each section has a turn to shine with the melody, perfect for parents to get a good shot of their little ones at their Christmas concert.

FCB2008.......................................................$60.00

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All-Purpose Performance Collection
14 Essential Songs for the School Year

Arranged by Larry Clark

14 songs for all occasions with almost limitless possibilities - Fanfare Resilience, Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, You’re A Grand Old Flag, Taps, Amazing Grace, Holiday Happiness (4 carols), Happy Birthday to You, Alma Mater, Pomp and Circumstance and Triumphal March.
FCB2009.......................................................$75.00

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Flexcel Chorale Collection
8 Expressive Warm-Up Chorales

Arranged by Ed Kiefer

8 expressive chorales that can be used for warm-up or to work on musicianship. These chorales written by veteran music educator and composer Ed Kiefer l will make as few as five players up to a  full ensembles sound wonderful. 
FCB2010.......................................................$75.00

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Exhale

Sean O'Loughlin

Exhale is a wonderful new soundscape for concert band using dynamics and tiered orchestration to create breathing-like sound effects. Composer Sean O’Loughlin has crafted a festival-worthy overture with a fresh new sound!
FCB2101.......................................................$60.00

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Rhythmania!

Carol Brittin Chambers

Rhythmania! is an exciting new work for a developing band! Introduce your students to new sound effects produced with hands, sticks, and pencils on stands in this rock-inspired opener! We know your students are going to ask to play this one more than once!
FCB2102.......................................................$60.00

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Bardic Air and Reel

Larry Clark

Sound larger than life with this brilliantly scored overture for developing band. Beautifully expressive playing with ample opportunity to teach grace-notes and traditional “snaps”, Larry has crafted an accessible work for young band that is reminiscent of great band works of the past. Your students will ask to play this one over and over!
FCB2103.......................................................$65.00

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Gothic

Tyler Arcari

Inspired by the Gothic artists of the 12th century, this exciting new work for concert band explores lots of musical ideas. From independant playing to contrapuntal melodic lines, Gothic delivers a well-rounded concert experience. Explore the possibility of departmental collaboration as you explore artists and works from the Gothic period.
FCB2104.......................................................$60.00

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Zombie Attack!

Jason Taurins

This creepy new work for developing bands is a perfect fit for your next Halloween concert. With plenty of opportunity for sonorous tutti playing and low brass independence, Jason’s unique harmonic style is great for teaching common accidentals. We know your students will ask to play Zombie Attack! again and again
FCB2105.......................................................$60.00

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