News and Announcements

Midwest Clinic Reading Session: HEROES RETURN 

I recently learned that my beginner band piece Heroes Return will be on the Band New Music Reading Session at this year's Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. This is the first time I've had a piece selected for a Midwest reading session, and I couldn't be happier! 

The session will be Monday, December 19 at 10:30 - Noon in W178 (McCormack Place). For a demo/preview of the piece, click here

If you're at Midwest, I'd love to see you there! 

 

My Gumroad Page is Back! 

I let it slide for a few years, but now I'm getting back to it!

On my Gumroad page, you can buy many of my compositions as E-Print only (no physical products to ship). Everything is PDF delivery and instant. I'll also run the occasional deal on sheet music, for example: discounting Christmas music in the months leading up to the holidays. 

Check out my Gumroad page here! 

J.W. Pepper MyScore Page 

The main hub to order my sheet music is through J.W. Pepper, one of the largest sheet music distributors in the world. You can get to my page by visiting https://www.jwpepper.com/myscore/composerchris, or by clicking here! (<---shorter way :D )

To any fellow composers looking for sheet music distribution for your self-published works, I HIGHLY recommend you check out MyScore

Video - "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" sung by First Baptist Church Gainesville (GA) Choir 

I was thrilled and honored to be sent this link by Rev. Mark Green, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, GA. 

I can't explain the feeling of hearing a piece performed so well by musicians hundreds of miles away, when it started as pencil scribbles in my office...well, it's exciting, humbling, energizing...so many things!

Thank you, Rev. Green and FBC Gainesville!! 

 

New Consortium: INCARNATION for SATB and Concert Band 

I'm pleased to announce a consortium for new music! If you're unfamiliar with a consortium in the context of commissioning new music, it basically is a way of sharing a commission with other ensembles and performers. This benefits the musicians, as they don't have to carry the commission fee alone, and it benefits the composer, because he/she gets more performances! It's really a win-win. 

This consortium is for Incarnation, which will be for SATB choir and concert band. It will be a sacred Christmas work…

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"Persevering" for String Orchestra 

Hot off the press! My newest piece for string orchestra is now available. Persevering is meant to convey a sense of continuing on through adversity. The COVID-19 Pandemic was the impetus for writing this piece, but the sentiment certainly expands beyond that to different times and types of adversity.

The sheet music is available from J.W. Pepper, and you can preview the score and listen to a demo recording. Please feel free to share with your string educator friends! Thank you!