Larry Clark

Composer • Author • Clinician

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Flexible, Compatible & Adaptable Works

Flexible and adaptable instrumentation music has been a large part of my mission as a composer/arranger/author for many years now, and these types of works are needed right now more than every. I've created a special page on my website with information on all of the books and pieces I have done that work in this manner.

Composition Insights "Live"

During this challenging time, where music educators are looking for online content to use with their students while they are stuck at home, I was asked to do a short video talking about the inspiration, compositional techniques, form and rehearsal tips for my popular piece Contredanse for string orchestra. I plan on doing more of these in the coming few weeks on other pieces of mine.  Check back for more.

"Tartan Tapestries was recently add to the Florida Bandmasters Association MPA music list at grade 3. Listen to the piece at this YouTube link:

Larry Clark is pleased to announce that he has started his own publishing company, Excelcia Music Publishing. The company will specialize in music of many composers for band, choral and orchestra along with related methods and books. If you would like more information about this new venture for Larry, go the Excelcia website here.

New Works for the 2020-2021 School Year

Recordings of my new music for band and orchestra are now available. I have 5 new band works and 2 new orchestra pieces published by Excelcia Music Publishing.

Concert Band

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Flying High
(March)

A throwback to the old circus marches, Flying High is a tour de force from start to finish! This traditional Fillmore-like march has everything you need to teach technique and style. Perfect for any concert program or festival adjudication, Flying High is a winning selection!

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Flying High - Larry Clark     

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Christmas Grace

Intertwining folk songs and Christmas carols gives Christmas Grace a unique voice in the holiday catalog. Great for expressive playing, this work includes Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves and Amazing Grace. 

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Christmas Grace - Larry Clark     

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Majestic

This new work for beginning band is a great introduction to simple syncopation. Using only the first 6 notes of the Bb scale, Larry’s Majestic is perfect for reinforcing note lengths and sonorous playing. Embolden your audiences with this “majestic” new work by Larry Clark.

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Majestic - Larry Clark     

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Bardic Air and Reel

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!

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Bardic Air and Reel - Larry Clark     

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Distant Shadows

This tasteful new lyrical work for beginning band is perfect for any concert performance. Introduce your students to delicate releases and light articulation. Reinforce musical playing and style in this renaissance-reminiscent work.

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Distant Shadows - Larry Clark     

Orchestra

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Cha Cha Christmas

Perfect for the first holiday concert, this new work, in the style of a “Cha cha”, has ample teaching opportunities. Using only the first 6 notes of the D-major scale, Cha Cha Christmas is perfect for your first concert.

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Cha Cha Christmas - Larry Clark     

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Majestic

This new work for beginning strings is a great introduction to simple syncopation. Using only the first 5 notes of the D-major scale, Larry’s Majestic is perfect for reinforcing note lengths and sonorous playing. Embolden your audiences with this “majestic” new work by Larry Clark.

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Majestic - Larry Clark     

Transcending for full orchestra is the winner of the 2016 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest and is now available through Carl Fischer Music.