Duets, Trios and Quartets

Compatible Duets for Winds, Vol. I

These invaluable collections contain 31 duets in a variety of styles (classical, folk music, new original pieces) that can be played with any combination of two wind instruments. Students can develop their chamber ensemble skills while playing with their friends, no matter what instruments they play. Ranging from grade levels 2-3, Compatible Duets for Winds is perfect for band directors to buy for use in the classroom, and its flexibility makes it a must-have for any wind player. Available for Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Baritone T.C., Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba.

Compatible Duets for Winds, Vol. II

Continuing with the success of the popular Compatible series, Compatible Duets for Winds, Volume II contains 29 duets in a variety of styles (classical, folk music, and new original pieces) that can be played with any combination of two wind instruments. Students can develop their chamber ensemble skills while playing with their friends, no matter what wind instruments they play. Ranging from grade levels 2–3, Compatible Duets for Winds, Volume II is perfect for band directors looking for new tools for the classroom, and its flexibility makes it a must-have for any wind player. Available for Flute, Clarinet/Trumpet/Baritone T.C., Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba.

Compatible Trios for Winds

This collection contains 21 trios in a variety of styles from classical to folk, and includes some new original works as well. Each piece is playable by any combination of three wind instruments. Trios are a great way to learn how to play in a chamber music setting, and this unique collection gives players the opportunity to do it with anyone else that plays a wind instrument, making for an almost limitless combination of instruments. Compatible Trios for Winds is especially useful in a school setting where students are eager to play music with friends. Available for Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Baritone T.C., Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba.

Compatible Quartets for Winds

The Compatible Ensemble Series allows chamber groups to play together, no matter the instrumentation or who wants to play melody. This collection contains 21 quartets for wind instruments in a variety of styles from classical, to folk, to original compositions, giving players the opportunity to mix-and-match instrumentation and line played, making the combinations almost limitless. Available for Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Baritone T.C., Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba.

Compatible Duets for Strings, Vol. I

Playing duets is a great way to learn how to play in a chamber-music setting, and this unique collection gives students the opportunity to do it with anyone else who plays a string instrument, making the combinations of instruments that can be used almost limitless. Packed with 31 duets in a variety of styles, Compatible Duets for Strings is perfect for use in a school setting with students who are especially eager to play music with their friends. Their flexibility makes these duets a must-have for any string player. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Compatible Duets for Strings, Vol. II

Continuing on the success of the popular Compatible series, Compatible Duets for Strings, Volume II contains 29 duets in a variety of styles (classical, folk music, new original pieces) that can be played with any combination of two string instruments. Students can develop their chamber ensemble skills while playing with their friends, no matter what string instrument they play. Ranging from grade levels 2-3, Compatible Duets for Strings, Volume II is perfect for orchestra directors to buy for use in the classroom, and its flexibility makes it a must-have for any string player. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.

Compatible Trios for Strings

This trio collection contains 32 pieces in a variety of styles from classical, to folk, to original compositions. The Compatible Ensemble Series allows chamber groups to play together, no matter the instrumentation or who wants to play melody, harmony, or bass. Trios are a great way to learn to play chamber music, and this unique collection makes the combinations of instruments extensive. Players get the opportunity to mix-and-match instrumentation and line played, making the instrumentation combinations almost limitless. The flexibility of these quartets makes them a must have for any string player. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Compatible Quartets for Strings

The Compatible Ensemble Series allows chamber groups to play together, no matter the instrumentation or who wants to play melody, harmony, or bass. This collection contains 21 quartets for string instruments in a variety of styles from classical, to folk, to original compositions. Players get the opportunity to mix-and-match instrumentation and line played, making the instrumentation combinations almost limitless. The flexibility of these quartets makes them a must have for any string player. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Compatible Trios for Weddings

This unique collection contains trio settings of popular music for wedding ceremonies that can be played by any combination of three instruments--wind, brass, or strings. Included are classic songs for pre-ceremony, processional, recessional, and post-ceremony, such as Air on the G-String, Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, Bridal Chorus, Canon in D, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Trumpet Voluntary, and Wedding March. A piano score is available that contains piano/keyboard parts along with a concert pitch score of the instrumental music. Available for Piano Score, Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Tenor Sax, Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Bassoon/Euphonium/Cello/Bass, Violin, Viola.

Compatible Trios for Church

This unique collection contains trio settings of popular church hymns that can be played by any combination of three instruments, giving you the opportunity to perform these settings with any wind, brass, or strings. A piano score is available that contains piano/keyboard parts along with a concert pitch score of the instrumental music. Available for Piano Score, Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Tenor Sax, Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Bassoon/Euphonium/Cello/Bass, Violin, Viola.

My First Progressive Duets

My First Progressive Duets for Strings combines two of Carl Fischer Music's most successful and effective series, introducing beginning players to the teaching method of Progressive Duets for Strings, while remaining appropriate for their skill level. My First Progressive Duets for Strings are compatible for all stringed instruments and can be played with any combination of two. Each collection starts with beginning-level pieces and gradually progresses to the level of Progressive Duets for Strings, Vol. 1, building ensemble skills at a very early level. Now teachers can introduce their beginner students to this invaluable series right away! For beginning players. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Progressive Duets - Volume 1 - Easy to Medium

This is a comprehensive publication of fifty-two graded duets. Clark has drawn on his extensive experience as a school music teacher and a prominent composer/arranger to create a collection of duets that will be useful in a variety of performances. Playing duets is an excellent way for the student to build ensemble skills with a colleague or teacher. This collection is part of a repertoire that will provide players with refreshing new duets. Available for: Violin (BF36), Viola (BF37), Cello (BF38), Bass (BF39), Flute (WF61), Clarinet (WF62), Alto Saxophone (WF63), Trumpet (WF64), Horn (WF65), Trombone (WF66).

Progressive Duets - Volume 2 - Medium to Advanced

Volume 2 of Progressive Duets for Winds is a continuation of the ensemble playing method introduced in Volume 1, containing graded duets from the intermediate to advanced level. These collections of duets are useful in a variety of performance situations and are a great way for students to build ensemble skills with fellow students or teachers. A valuable tool in the school classroom and perfect for recital. String books are compatible. Wind books are not. Available for: Violin (BF36), Viola (BF37), Cello (BF38), Bass (BF39), Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet and Trombone.

Band Performance Books

The NEW Bennett Band Book - Volume 1

The Bennett Band Books, published in four volumes starting in 1923, were used to teach literally millions of young band musicians in the middle of the twentieth century the march form and style. The pieces utilized in this book are: Activity, Summit, Success, Project, Courage, Mister Joe, Genius, Improvement, At Sight, Little Rastus, Laurel and Aline. These delightful marches, composed by famous march composer Henry Fillmore using the pseudonym Harold Bennett, have been given new life by arranger Larry Clark. The original essence of these marches is retained and only the instrumentation and some range issues have been altered to fit the needs of today’s developing bands. This collection includes twelve of the Bennett marches along with a helpful march warm-up section composed by Larry Clark to help you teach the march form and style to young students. 

The New Bennett Band Book, Volume 2

The Bennett Band Books, published in four volumes starting in 1923, were used to teach the march form and style to literally millions of young band musicians in the middle of the twentieth century. These delightful marches composed by famous march composer Henry Fillmore (using the pseudonym Harold Bennett) have been given new life by arranger Larry Clark. This second collection includes an additional twelve Bennett marches. Also included is a helpful march warm-up section composed by Larry Clark to help teach march form and style to young students. There is also the added benefit of a full, professional recording of each selection available for download below. This is a valuable collection for any level band to use for marches at contest/festival performance or for sight-reading purposes.

John Philip Sousa March Collection

The seminal John Philip Sousa March Collection now exists in standard book format, featuring the first publication of a full conductor’s score of all marches. This collection includes 16 of Sousa’s greatest marches, including, Washington Post, Semper Fidelis, The Thunderer, and many others originally published by Carl Fischer Music between 1886 and 1894. In order to maintain the integrity of the original works, there are no added or changed articulations, changed instrumentation, or re-scored parts. The only changes made from the original are intended to clarify errors and remove inconsistencies in dynamics, hairpin placements, and articulations due to the original method of copying parts one at a time. These markings were unified during the re-engraving process to ensure the highest quality honoring the original intentions of the composer.

Christmas Music

Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds

Building on the successful line of Compatible Duets for Winds, Compatible Trios for Winds, and Compatible Duets for Winds, Doris Gazda and Larry Clark have now compiled 50 new duets, perfect for the holidays. All titles can be performed by any combination of winds for amazing flexibility. Available for Flute/Oboe, Clarinet/Trumpet/Baritone T.C., Alto Sax/Bari Sax, Horn, Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon, Tuba.

Compatible Christmas Duets for Strings

Building on the successful line of Compatible Duets for Strings and Compatible Trios for Strings, Doris Gazda and Larry Clark have now compiled 50 new duets, perfect for the holidays. All titles can be performed by any combination of string instruments for amazing flexibility. Available for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass.

Christmas With a Twist

What if your favorite artists from Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Latin, and even Punk arranged the most treasured Christmas music? Larry Clark answers this question with 11 solo arrangements in a variety of recognizable styles. Play Jingle Bells as a bluesy shuffle, The First Noël like a popular punk-rock tune, Silent Night as a country ballad, Angels We Have Heard on High reminiscent of the Fab Four— and many more cleverly written and enjoyable arrangements. The wind and brass books are compatible among themselves. Each book comes with a Data CD that contains mp3 play-along tracks and piano accompaniments in PDF format. A refreshing twist on holiday classics that will provide great musical fun. Available for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Violin.

18 Intermediate Christmas Favorites

Instrumentalists searching for enjoyable new Christmas season material need look no further. These exciting new collections contain 18 popular holiday favorites in a variety of different styles, from classical, to jazz, to rock, to Latin. Each play-along track on the included CD uses background instruments that will make players feel like they are in the band or part of the orchestra. Available for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone and Violin.

Easy Christmas Favorites

This collection has a variety of styles; traditional, classical, and gospel, which are appropriate to the individual Hymns or Carols. The CD accompaniment is fully orchestrated for practice and performance. The solo books are compatible and can be played with other instruments. Carols included: Angels We Have Heard On High; Auld Lang Syne; Jingle Bells; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; O Come All Ye Faithful; Silent Night; Up On the Housetop; We Three Kings and more - 15 in all! Available for: Flute (O5450), Clarinet (O5451), Alto Saxophone (O5452), Trumpet (O5453), Trombone (O5454).

Easy Hymn Favorites

This collection has a variety of styles; traditional, classical, and gospel, which are appropriate to the individual Hymns or Carols. The CD accompaniment is fully orchestrated for practice and performance. The solo books are compatible and can be played with other instruments. Available for: Flute (O54644), Clarinet (O5465), Alto Saxophone (O54566), Trumpet (O5467), Trombone (O54568).

CD Christmas Favorites for Piano

Piano solo book with CD containing unique arrangements of Christmas classics. Unique in that a pianist now has play-along tracks to have more fun performing and practicing. Available for: Piano (PL113)

Method Books

The Yamaha Advantage
Musicianship from Day One

A Comprehensive Band method that teaches students to play instruments in a band setting while emphasizing musicianship aspects of playing from the very first day. Published for all Band instrument in three levels:  Primer, Book 1 and Book 2.

Sandy Feldstein Music

Greatest Solo Songbook

73 songs using only the first six notes learned.  Available for all Band instruments. The book includes a play along CD.

Sandy Feldstein Music

The Yamaha Advantage
Musicianship from Day One
Recorder Plus Method

Unique recorder method that also introduces the instruments of the band and orchestra so that students can be recruited into those programs.

Sandy Feldstein Music

Connections – Chorales and Exercises to Emphasize the Art of Legato Playing for the Middle-Level Band

Unique Middle School level warm-up book that emphasizes the connection of notes through work in tonal centers and chord progressions. The book contains a wealth of chorale material to improve lyrical playing of the band. Available for all Band instruments (JB54 - JB72).

The Complete Scale Compendium

This book focuses on what is most common in the study of classical music: core major and minor scales, as well as chromatic, pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales. Students will learn the construction of these scales while practicing unique patterns, enriching their technique. The exercises are presented in two ways: by scale pattern and by key. Available for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Violin.

Six Steps to Success

Designed for the intermediate student after they have progressed past the beginning instructional books. Six Steps to Success contains forty etudes that develop the musical abilities of the developing student in six areas of playing: warm-up, legato, articulation, scales and compound meter. After the initial warm-up section there are five etudes for each of the eight major keys that intermediate students need to know. It will help the student to take the next steps in their development, leading to the use of more advanced standard pedagogical methods and etudes. Each etude is engraved on one page for ease of reading, and the book contains a complete fingering chart. This is an excellent new addition to the teach repertoire for the intermediate student. The book can be used by the student alone or with the guidance of a private teacher. Available for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba.

First Festival Solos

Arranged or composed grade 1-2 solos with Piano accompaniment. These solos are for us at adjudicated events or for recitals.  Available for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet Trombone and Oboe.

I Used to Play Series

Solo books with some instruction designed for adults who have played an instrument before, but now want to relearn it. It contains a CD play-along. Available for Flute (WF89), Clarinet (WF115), Alto Sax (WF116), Tenor Sax (WF139), Trumpet (WF90), Horn (WF140), Trombone, (WF1117), Violin (BF31) , Viola (BF82) and Cello (BF66)

Bach Cello Suites for Other Instruments

Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions. The six suites have been meticulously transcribed; adapting articulation, double stops, and octave shifts to help each instrument mimic the cello as much as possible. Now available for a whole new group of instrumentalists to enjoy, these are must-haves for teachers and students alike. Available for Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone.

Playing with the Band - March Melodies

Solo books with CD that let you play all of the most famous march themes along with a real concert band. Available for: Flute (WF18), Clarinet (WF19), Alto Saxophone (WF20), Trumpet (WF21), Trombone (WF22).

Playing with the Band - More March Melodies

Solo books with CD that let you play all of the most famous march themes along with a real concert band. Available for: Flute (WF39), Clarinet (WF40), Alto Saxophone (WF41), Trumpet (WF42), Trombone (WF43).

Playing with the Band - Classics

Solo books with CD that let you play all of the most famous Classical themes along with a real concert band. Available for:  Flute (WF10), Clarinet (WF11), Alto Saxophone (WF212), Trumpet (WF13), Trombone (WF14).

Playing with the Band at Christmas

Solo books with CD that let you play all of the most popular Christmas carols along with a real concert band. Available for:  Flute (WF10), Clarinet (WF11), Alto Saxophone (WF12), Trumpet (WF13), Trombone (WF14).

Playing with the Orchestra - Classics

Solo books with CD that let you play all of the most famous Classical themes along with a real concert band. Available for:  Violin (BF13), Viola (BF14), Cello (BF15).

14 Characteristic Pieces for the Intermediate Pianist

Throughout history composers have been asked to write music for piano specifically designed for the young performer. Composers Sean O'Loughlin and Larry Clark have devoted their careers to writing music that carefully considers the abilities of younger students, but does not water down the musical sophistication. This colloection brings together vibrant new works for the young pianist that speak to the musical sensibilities of our time and to the students that will play them. Recordings are available on the Carl Fischer Music website that can serve as a guide to interpreting the pieces and for improving musicality.

Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process

Everything a high student needs and needs to know to perform a good audition for acceptance into a college music program. The book includes informative text and all the music needed for the audition. Available for:  Flute (WF58), Clarinet (WF59), Trumpet (WF60), Trombone, and Alto Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.

Studies in Lyricism

Etudes for individual study to improve lyrical playing.  The etudes start at an intermediate level and progress to a medium advanced level. Available for:  Flute (WF52), Clarinet (WF53), Trumpet (WF54).

O. Blume - 36 Etudes for Trumpet

Classic etudes originally written for Trombone have now been transcribed for Trumpet.

Schubrek - Lip Trainers and Tongue Trainers

Classic etudes originally written for Trumpet have now been transcribed for Trombone/Baritone

Marching Band

All-Star Celebration Pak

A Marching Band folio that contains all the necessary songs to perform at most holidays and gatherings. There are tunes for Christmas, birthdays, many other holidays, military service songs and much more. Available for Marching Band instrumentation (MB&9701-21)

Warner Bros. Publications/Alfred

All-Star Stadium Jam Pak

A Marching Band folio that contains popular songs for use in the stands. Available for Marching Band instrumentation (MB&9901-20)

Warner Bros. Publications/Alfred