Larry Clark

Composer • Author • Clinician

New Works for the 2024-2025 School Year

Recordings of my new music for Concert Band, String Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble are now available. I have 6 new Concert Band, 4 new String Orchestra, and 2 Jazz Ensemble pieces published by Excelcia Music Publishing, Wingert-Jones Publications and Kendor Music Publishing.

Concert Band

Excelcia Music Publishing

Hope Lies in Dreams

Hope Lies in Dreams

An expansive concert work that delves into what hope is through music. The piece is at times fanfare-like and aggressive, then uplifting and hopeful with tons of musical drama. Composer Larry Clark flexes his compositional muscles to give the band repertoire a potential classic!

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Hope Lies in Dreams - Larry Clark     

Christmas Carol-oke

Christmas Carol-oke

Larry Clark takes us on a ride of epic proportions with the jam-packed piece for concert band and optional audience sing-along. Engage your audience like never before with this clever medley of classic Christmas Carols. This one will be the hit at your next concert!

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Christmas Carol-oke - Larry Clark     

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Ars Vitae

Art is Life! This sentiment is abundant in this wonderful new work for concert band by Larry Clark. Full of flourish and thick brass writing harkening back to the days of Alfred Reed, Ars Vitae has everything you could want in a contest and festival work..

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Ars Vitae - Larry Clark     

Thunder Chase

Thunder Chase

Thunder Chase takes you on a wild ride along with the famous storm chasers who risk their lives to better understand how major storms work and ultimately save lives. The piece is a high-energy musical chase your students will love to play again and again. Every section plays a key role in this exciting new work for young bands.

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Thunder Chase - Larry Clark     

Subatomic

Subatomic

Subatomic is written using only the first six notes of the Bb scale, with no more difficult rhythm than two repeated eighth notes. Composer Larry Clark's skill at writing for this age group will be evident from the onset, with even the newest ensembles sounding full and impressive. We know this one is a solid selection for your first concert!

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Subatomic - Larry Clark     

String Orchestra

Excelcia Music Publishing

Prominence

Prominence

Larry Clark's skill at writing for the String Orchestra is on full display with this wonderful new work for the developing String Ensemble. Great form writing and orchestration will have them sounding their best, whether it is for contest festival or regular performance. Wonderful lines and engaging parts across the ensemble will have them asking to play this one over and over!

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Prominence - Larry Clark     

Astral Dreams

Astral Dreams

With a heroic fanfare-like main theme and a dreamy secondary theme, this excellent concert opener is the perfect way to make an opening statement. The low strings will love showing off some power! Who would have guessed young musicians could sound so mature?!

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Astral Dreams - Larry Clark     

Emerald Sky

Emerald Sky

This fun new ballad from composer Larry Clark is written perfectly for the young String Orchestra. Engaging parts and lines across the ensemble will make this one they ask to play over and over. Whether for contest/festival or regular performance, Emerald Sky has something for everyone.

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Emerald Sky - Larry Clark     

Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo

Your students and audience will flip over this clever mash-up of carols all tied together with the familiar B-I-N-G-O music. The piece stays in one tempo throughout, so it will come together with a minium of rehearsal time and will be an absolute hit at your holiday concert. And Bingo Was His Name-O!

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Christmas Bingo - Larry Clark     

Jazz Ensemble

Excelcia Music Publishing

Blues It or Lose It

Blues It or Lose It

Everyone in the band gets to play the head of this rollicking new blues from Larry Clark. He has captured the essence of this important Jazz style in a chart that is playable by younger bands. Great teaching piece and equally at home on the concert stage.

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Blues It or Lose It - Larry Clark     

Too Cool for Yule

Too Cool for Yule

Everything you need for your holiday concert is here in this creative medley of carols...all wrapped up with a bow! Larry Clark is known for his inventive medleys and this swinging offering is another example of his great writing.

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Too Cool for Yule - Larry Clark     

News

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 ever. 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.

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