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For Immediate Release   April 2009

Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company
Launch New Wind Band Select Series


New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company are thrilled to announce their latest joint-publishing venture, The Wind Band Select Series. This series features the finest music by today’s newest and most exciting composers of music for wind band. Standard sets of parts and large size full scores are sold as separate items for ease of use and ordering. Wind Band Select publications are showcased on the newly-launched website with complete recordings and PDF files of scores, to enable conductors to study these new cutting-edge works before purchasing. The site will also serve as a portal for wind band conductors to discover other outstanding works in the Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company rental catalogs.

Titles currently available in the series are Suite from China West by Chen Yi (115-40201M - Set of Parts: $125.00, 115-40201F - Score: $45.00) and Hold This Boy and Listen by Carter Pann (115-40202M – Set of Parts: $95.00, 115-40202F – Score: $25.00). Suite for China West, written in four movements, was commissioned by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony in 2005, and was premiered on May 18, 2008, conducted by Lewis J. Buckley at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. The authentic folk music from China West has amazed and inspired the composer to write this piece, which has folk music elements drawn from the folk songs of various peoples from the China West. Hold This Boy and Listen was commissioned by the Colorado Wind Ensemble and inspired by Carter Pann’s young nephew, David Paulus, Jr. Unusually quiet and subdued for a wind band composition, it will prove to be a great exercise in restraint for developing players. Hold This Boy and Listen has also just been added to the Texas UIL required music list.

Carl Fischer Music has a growing and diversified catalog of musical products, now expanded to include DVDs and compact discs, as well as its traditional print music product lines. For more information about new publications from Carl Fischer Music or to locate a dealer near you, log on to or e-mail us at For additional information about the publication listed in this release, please contact Heidi Vanderlee at 212.777.0900 ext. 230 or send an e-mail to at your convenience.

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Media Contact: Heidi Vanderlee (212) 777-0900 x230