…GREAT SELECTION, GREAT PRICES and GREAT SERVICE!
Our latest web site developments: majoring on minors!!!
We’re excited to reveal our newest (but already growing by leaps and bounds) emphasis: the music of “indie” publishers. I wanted to find a catchy label for this group but I also want to emphasize that in no way are these composers “minor.” They are a group of gifted writers, arrangers, orchestrators, producers, etc. who have chosen to self-publish and to develop their own distribution systems. Many of their arrangements are published by the “major” publishing companies, but they have more freedom and control over music they create and market on their own – thus the independent (indie) designation.
GREAT SELECTION: Here’s a list of the independent publishers I now represent and a short description of each one. I encourage you to get to know them and to visit their sites to see and hear their music. I think you will be glad you did.
GREAT PRICES: And remember, these publishers also work with me to offer you the best possible discounts on their music, and…
GREAT SERVICE: So once you decide what you want, come back here and I’ll give you a quote for my discounted price along with a commitment to get your music to you when you want it and need it.
Check out the following independent publishers
Laird Halling Music – Laird is Director of Instrumental Music and the Director of the School of Music at Portland Christian Center, a large church located in Portland, OR. He has created music for TV, recording projects and church music groups across the country.
Barncharts Music – Tom Payne is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Sun River Church in Rancho Cordova, CA and is the owner/arranger/director of marketing/janitor/etc. of Barncharts Music. He has a wide rage of church music experience, writing for and directing Adult & Youth Orchestras, various worship bands and instrumental ensembles. His orchestrations have been published by Genevox Music, Allegis Music, PraiseCharts.com and Word. Tom is also a two time winner in the Forest E. Turner Arranger’s Competition sponsored by the Metro Instrumental Director’s Association with his arrangements of “Higher Ground” and “Lead Me To Calvary.”
Jeff Cranfill Music – Jeff is Minister of Instrumental Music at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, having served previously at FBC in Snellville, GA and Red Bank Baptist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to church instrumental ministry, he taught band in Christian schools for 12 years. He is a composer and arranger of music for orchestras, concert bands, choirs, instrumental solos and ensembles. Jeff Cranfill Music is one of the leading publishers of music for church orchestra and is one of the longest standing publishers of new music for church orchestras. Jeff’s music has many applications, including for use in worship services, concerts, and special programs as well as incidental music for drama and have been performed in churches, schools, universities, and Seminaries all over the country, and in many places around the world.
Johnny Fuller Music – Johnny played percussion and later served as orchestra intern at First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX. He is now Asso Minister of Music and Orchestra Dir at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, as well as Orchestra Conductor at First Baptist Church of Garland. He has served as a conducting clinician in Brazil and Russia and has worked with the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra and the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the founder and Director of the New Life Symphony Orchestra of Dallas. Johnny earned a Bachelor of Church Music with a concentration in theory and composition from Dallas Baptist University and completed a Masters in Orchestral Conducting from University of North Texas.
And our newest addition to this group is…
Sunshine Music – For more than 25 years, Stacey Brown has participated in church instrumental music, through writing, performing, and directing. Sunshine Music is dedicated to the Worship and Praise of our Lord Jesus Christ, and committed to providing church musicians the best tools possible to accomplish this mission. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Church Music from Sanford University and a Master of Arts in History from Georgia Southern University. She spends her time writing music, directing her church orchestra, playing trumpet, and homeschooling her twin boys. She is currently on staff at First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia.
And don’t miss the multiple contributions to church and school music
provided by the following “minor” publishers…
FJH Music – located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has hundreds of titles and regular special offers: Piano Publications by Helen Marlais, Kevin Olson, Timothy Brown, Kevin Costley, David Karp, Mary Leaf, Edwin McLean, Instrumental Publications by Brian Balmages, Soon Hee Newbold, Carrie Lane Gruselle, Timothy Loest, Erik Morales, William Owens, Chris Sharp and Guitar Music by Philip W. Groeber, David Hoge, Rey Sanchez, Leo Welch. And don’t miss their Concert Band, String Orch, Jazz Ens, Solo & Ensemble, Percussion and their unique Canzonique (exceptional music for mature ensembles & performing artists) catalogs. Check out their special deals for Piano Teachers, School Band Directors and String Teachers.
Grand Mesa Music – in Grand Junction, CO, has many titles for Concert Band, String Orchestra, Brass, Woodwind & Percussion Solos and Ensembles. They offer downloadable audio files & sample scores and you can easily search their music by Composer, Title, or by instrument or ensemble type. Band Directors… see a listing of Grand Mesa’s Master Transcriptions for Young Bands, a series of easy transcriptions for young band by master transcriber Ken Singleton and their Pathfinder Series for advanced bands with limited instrumentation.
Kendor Music – Since 1954 Kendor Music has been on the forefront of publishing quality music for Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra, Concert Band, Solo & Ensembles, Brass, Woodwind & Percussion Solos and Ensembles. They are the exclusive distributor of the Doug Beach Music catalog, and distributor of Sammy Nestico Music and Advance Music Publications. Kendor sells Jazz Band music with solid, great sounding charts for all difficulty levels. Their 2011 Jazz Promotion features 36 new and 12 classic charts. Full recordings, full scores, and their new SoloMate option provides you with all the tools to select material and to teach the chart! Kendor provides educators with String Orchestra music by the some of the best writers for all grades 1-4, also with full recordings, and viewable scores ~ all the tools needed to select the perfect material for your group! Their Solo and Ensemble catalog features solos and ensemble music for woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings & piano.
As always, welcome to the site. Explore! Enjoy! Engage! Let me know what you think. If you have a suggestion about how this site can be made better, please share that as well.
Carl Rogers, Orange Park, FL