Flexible, Compatible and Adaptable Works and Books

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.

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.

Compatible Christmas Trio for Winds

Continuing with the success of the popular Compatible series, Compatible Trios for Christmas contains 27 arrangements of popular Christmas carols that can be played with any combination of three instruments. A piano score is available that contains piano/keyboard parts along with a concert pitch score of the instrumental music. Great for holiday services, parties, or events, these trios also develop a player's ensemble skill no matter what instrument they play.

Compatible Christmas Trio for Strings

Continuing with the success of the popular Compatible series, Compatible Trios for Christmas contains 27 arrangements of popular Christmas carols that can be played with any combination of three instruments. A piano score is available that contains piano/keyboard parts along with a concert pitch score of the instrumental music. Great for holiday services, parties, or events, these trios also develop a player's ensemble skill no matter what instrument they play.

Flexible Performance Works

Armed Forces - The Pride of America!

This is the definitive patriotic armed forces tribute. It features the official songs of all five branches of the Armed Forces, plus The Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner, with optional audience participation. It even includes parts of Sousa marches as interludes! (The U. S. Army song is the original The Caissons Go Rolling Along version.) This version can be performed as Concert Band with or without Strings, and with piano, SATB, SAB, Two-part, or Men's Chorus. Reproducible string parts are included.

Armed-Forces-The-Pride-of-America     

Cold Mountain Saga

Cold Mountain in North Carolina was made famous by the best selling novel and major motion picture of the same name. This piece for young band is not intended to depict the story of the book or movie, but rather to depict the rich history and natural beauty of the area itself. The hauntingly beautiful melody first stated by a recorder is one of the most memorable Larry has ever written. This piece has become a standard for young band and now is available in a flexible setting for the first time.

Cold Mountain Saga (Flex)     

Courage (March)

Courage March is one of the most popular of the Harold Bennett marches. It is now presented here in a flexible instrumentation edition for bands with instrumentation needs. Tuneful and very fun to play, Courage March will make every band sound their best, and is a good choice for a smaller group to use for contest warm-up. Check out the excerpted version of the recording to see how well the five-part scoring really works.

Courage March     

Digital Prisms

This popular Larry Clark piece has been rescored for flexible instrumentation. Digital Prisms is a musical statement about technology and is cast in a standard overture form. The piece appears on many contest/festival required music lists and is now playable by bands with instrumentation deficiencies.

Digital Prisms (Flex)     

Radetzky March

One of the most popular marches ever written by classical composer Johann Strauss has for the first time been scored for flexible instrumentation groups by Larry Clark. This is a true gem in the repertoire, and now every band can use this great march for contest or festival, regardless of their instrumentation issues.

Radetzky March     

Shining Moments

Shining Moments, a wonderfully inspirational ballad has been set for flexible ensemble. Playable with just 5 wind/string players and percussion, this accessible concert march is perfect for small ensemble rehearsal, performance, or as a planning piece for when your ensemble comes back together in force.

Shining Moments - Larry Clark     

The Spirit of an Eagle

This is one of Larry Clark's most successful and performed pieces. It is a standard overture with a glorious slower B section, and is already on the required music lists for many states (including Texas and Florida). Now it can be performed by a band with instrumentation problems in this new flexible scoring edition. As few as five players and percussion can perform a full-sounding version of this wonderful work. To prove it, we recorded an excerpted version of the piece where we did just that.

The Spirit of an Eagle (Flex)     

All-Purpose Performance Collection

14 Essential Songs for the School Year

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.

All-Purpose Performance Collection