I was honored - and surprised - to learn yesterday that “Pelican Dance” was selected by Bandworld as one of their Top 100 new band works of 2023. It was one of 34 in the Grade 3/3+ category. Grateful!
I am pleased to announce that “John Henry”, which has been available on this site, will be joining the Carl Fischer catalog in Spring of 2024. This piece was written for the 2020 University of Mobile Honor Band and was the last composition in my “American Legends” Series. I'm delighted that Carl Fischer continues to want to publish my works and hope that will continue for some time. Because of the upcoming publication, “John Henry” will no longer be available for purchase from this site; but you can still listen to the recording and I will certainly post information when it becomes available again.
I just discovered a lovely performance of my work, “Morning Song”, by the Montgomery County Concert Band (Telford, PA), with flute soloist, Faith Wasson. While the band parts are pretty accessible for most groups, the solo flute part requires a fine player - and Ms. Wasson clearly fits the bill. It's a treat to hear!
A nice start to my summer (in what I'm hoping is becoming an annual tradition!) with the release of "Pelican Dance" from Carl Fischer AND, for the second consecutive year, the J.W. Pepper selection as an "Editor's Choice" for new band works. The piece may be previewed (full score and recording) and purchased on the Pepper website: https://www.jwpepper.com/Pelican-Dance/11516643.item#.ZFwTFbKJK2E
It's always encouraging to discover that music I've written is being used by performers around the world. I recently discovered this (not new) performance of "Overture on ADESTE FIDELES" performed beautifully by Banda Sinfônica da Base Aérea de São Paulo, Brazil, directed by 1st Lieutenant Moisés de Souza Ferreira. Enjoy!
I am pleased to announce a continuing relationship with Carl Fischer Publications with the coming release of "Pelican Dance" in 2023 and "Elegy" in 2024. Both of these pieces were written for our University of Mobile Honor Band - "Elegy" being the very first one I wrote for that event back in 2014 and "Pelican Dance" for our most recent Honor Band in February of this year. I am grateful for this continued opportunity AND the fact that Carl Fischer is asking for more. I hope this partnership will continue for quite a long time!
There are now two more ways to find and purchase music by Steve Dunn...
I now have a page on J.W. Pepper (www.jwpepper.com) where I offer a few of my pieces - with more to come. The emphasis on this page is more on school related music, but some church options are also available. You can preview the pieces with both a recording and view of the full score.
I'm pleased to be included on the new Church Orchestra Music website (www.churchorchestramusic.com). This site features a huge selection of music from many of the best known writers of instrumental music in the country today - as well as great music from writers who are less familiar. It is constantly being updated and is the new "first stop" as you are seeking instrumental music for worship. Again, all music can be previewed with both recordings and scores.
A nice start to my summer with the release of "A New Horizon" from Carl Fischer AND the J.W. Pepper selection as an "Editor's Choice" for new band works. The piece may be previewed (full score and recording) and purchased on the Pepper website: https://www.jwpepper.com/A-New-Horizon/11399499.item#.Yptq5ahKi2E
It is interesting to me to look back and see who "dropped by" to visit sdunnmusic.com this past year. I realize that this is a small "operation" here; so to see that thousands of individuals from 52 different countries stopped to take a look and give a listen is amazing and humbling for me. I do hope there has been some value derived from your visit and hope you'll come back. (And, hey - if you want to buy something or make personal contact for any reason, that would be great, too. :))
Blessings to everyone for a brand new year!
I am pleased to share that "A New Horizon", which was composed earlier in 2021 and has been available on this site for much of this year, will be released in 2022 by Carl Fischer. It is my first publication with them and I am excited to begin what I hope will be an ongoing partnership with this long-established and respected music publisher.
Because of this new association, "A New Horizon" will no longer be available through SDunnMusic.com - though you will still be able to listen to the demo and get information about purchasing the piece on this site.