Very Easy – Easy (Gr. 0.5–1.0)


Anthem of Triumph
Grade 0.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"Anthem of Triumph is for all of the students who have made it to their first spring concert! Utilizing only the first six notes of the D-major scale, this exciting anthem will inspire young musicians. Perfect for beginners or as a celebration piece for events."


Grade 0.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"Exciting and intense from start to finish, Threshold doesn't hold back. Driving and fun, the work has moments of lyrical expressiveness using only the first six notes of the D major scale."


Grade 1.0 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

Tyler Arcari brings us a driving contest piece that is sure to keep your students motivated. Cinematic-like orchestra hits and biting rhythms make for a fun experience, while lyrical contrast in the B-section is perfect for introducing expressive playing. Your students will ask to play this one over and over!


Qin Shi's Stone Army
Grade 1.0 - Carl Fischer Music, LLC

"The Terra-Cotta Army that guards the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang is nearly 8,000 warriors strong. This new piece for beginning ensembles is set to depict these magnificent stone soldiers. It will sound rich and full, even with less experienced players."

Easy - Medium Easy (Gr. 1.5–2.5)

Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 12.05.43

A Torch Was Brought
Grade 1.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"This setting of the 17th-century Christmas carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella will be a great addition to your holiday library. Full of musical opportunities, young musicians will find ample opportunities to grow. Perfect for a winter concert."


Grade 2.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"Hauntingly beautiful, soaring melodies are passed to all players, featuring the violas prominently. Solos for all sections make this a great teaching piece for the developing string ensemble, with a rubato style that will stretch their musicianship as an ensemble."


Desert Winds
Grade 2.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"Inspired by the rugged landscape of the deserts of the American West where the wind across the flat earth sings an eerie tune. This soundscape is the composer's attempt to put this idea into sound."

Screen Shot 2019-02-20 at 12.06.14

Ai Hai Yo
Grade 2.0 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"This Chinese folk song is used as a blessing for a bountiful harvest and a good year. Folk songs speak to the common man. Hardships and hope abound when we all realize that something as simple as a few notes in time can bridge the gap of thousands of years of cultural differences and distance across our large planet."


Curse of Tortuga
Grade 2.5 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

"During the 17th century, Tortuga was a veritable headquarters and hideout for pirates! This drama is brought to life in a mysterious and fast-paced piece for string orchestra. Young musicians and audiences will enjoy all the intrigue of swashbucklers and thieves."


The Garden
Grade 2.0 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC


Written for a dear friend and her social media posts about her cool Florida garden, Tyler Arcari crafts a heart-felt tribute perfectly suited for contest and festival. Very Copland-like, very accessible, along with lots of opportunities for expressive and contest-style playing.



Coming Back
Grade 2.0 - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC

Commissioned during Covid-19, this work is meant to inspire us as we “Come Back” to normal. Hopeful, and mostly upbeat, the work has moments of tension and sadness that underscore the year that we have had through music. We all hope to get back to normal soon, and Coming Back is a perfect anthem for that sentiment.