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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.