New Music For 2019


All wind / pit sketch books are available for lease for $1000. Full percussion / battery books can be leased for an additional $500 for shows where available. Battery books can be custom arranged for shows where not available, prices vary. You can mix and match any 3 movements to create your own concept from any of the CCMD catalog for the same lease price. Visit the Marching Music Catalog for the complete CCMD library.  Full perusal scores available upon request.

A Place Where The Clouds Dance - Original music is combined with Eric Whitaker’s “Fly to Paradise” and Garth Brooks “The Dance” in a concept that elegantly explores themes related to being in the beauty of high altitude. Full percussion book by Stephen Prendez is available. (Medium-Advanced)

Before the Dark - The trepidation of heading into the unknown is explored in this mysterious concept that features custom music, “Minds Without Fear” by Imogen Heap, “Grow Till Tall” by Jonsi, and “Cantus Song of Aeolus” by Karl Jenkins . (Medium-Advanced)

Behind the Curtain - Take your audiences on a sophisticated trip to the circus. Selections include Fucik’s “Thunder and Blazes”, Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite”, Barber’s “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance”, Radiohead’s “Creep” and “This is Me” from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman”. (Medium-Advanced)

Blueprints - A variety of construction-centric concepts can be developed by this contemporary classical/pop inspired music book that conveys both literal and metaphorical meanings of “building”. Original music is combined with Starship’s “We Built This City”, The Beatles “Come Together” and “Rise Up” by Audra Day. Full percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium-Easy)

By Land, Air, and Sea - A warm and sophisticated tribute to our Armed Forces including all US Armed Service Songs, Eternal Father, and Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow. (Medium)

Cracked - The tribulations of a love lost play out in this pop song extravaganza. Selections include “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” and “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy. Full percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium)

The Crown - The fall and rise of royalty are played out in monarch themed concept. Selections include Beethoven “Symphony #7”, Lorde “Royals”, Robert W. Smith “Inferno, from the Divine Comedy”, Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” as well as original music. (Medium)

Earth Songs - A tribute to mother Earth. Selections include original material combined with Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, “Distorted” from Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” and “What a Wonderful World”. (Medium)

Four - Travel the year through this four seasons concept that is tied together by Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. Selections include Fall: “September Song” by JP Cooper / Winter: “Carol of The Bells” / Spring: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Burt Bacharach / Summer: Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome”. (Medium)

The Gift of Fire - Selections include Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite”, Holst’s “Mars”, De Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance”, and “Rise Up” by Audra Day. (Medium-Easy)

The Island - Original music is combined with themes from the movie “Castaway” to create a stranded island concept. Original percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium-Easy)

Out of the Woods - A concept that moves from the darkness of the woods to the light of day. The music can be easily adapted to a variety of themes. Selections include Del Borgo’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, Michael Markowski’s “City Trees”, John Mackey’s “Asphalt Cocktail”, and Ron Nelson’s “Rocky Point Holiday”. Full battery book by Jeff Willis available. (Advanced)

Portraits - This music book was originally designed to accompany movable props that created various portraits. The music however can fit a variety of themes. Selections include original music combined with “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence, “All Of Me” by John Legend, and “Cheap Thrills” by Sia. (Medium)

Postcards from New Orleans - Take a trip through the Crescent City with this jazz influenced concept. Selections include “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”, “St. James Infirmary”, and “When The Saints Go Marching In”. (Medium-Easy)

Reflections of Russia - Selections include “Russian Easter Overture”, “Infernal Dance”, “Russian Christmas Music”, and Billy Joel’s “Leningrad”. (Medium-Advanced)

Revolution - A music book that can be easily molded to a variety of concepts. Includes David Maslanka’s “Give Us This Day”, Nina Simone’s “Stars” and “Crazy” by Seal. (Medium-Advanced)

The Suite Life - Is it Suites or Sweets? Yes!! - Includes excerpt from Holst’s "1st and 2nd Suites for Band, The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”. (Corresponding “candy” props available for purchase.) (Medium)

Welcome to the Jungle - This show combines iconic pop and rock songs in a manner that will excite your Friday night crowd, but still have competitive teeth. Selections include songs by Duran Duran, Bruno Mars, Missy Elliott, and the title hit by Guns and Roses. Full percussion book by Daniel Farrell available. (Medium-Easy)

What If I Could Fly? - The title says it all. The music can fit a variety of flight related concepts. Selections include “1000 Airplanes on the Roof” and “I Believe I Can Fly” combined with original music. Custom percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium)

Where the Sidewalk Ends - This show is divided into 4 movements each corresponding to a poem by Shell Silverstein. (Medium-Advanced)

Movement 1 - Poem - “Invitation” / Music - “Dream On” by Aerosmith

Movement 2 - Poem - “Noise Day” / Music - “Mirage” by Lindsey Sterling

Movement 3 - Poem - “No Difference” / Music - “Imagine” by John Lennon

Movement 4 - Poem - “Where the Sidewalk Ends” / Music - “Simple Gifts”

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PLEASE NOTE: All licensing and permissions of copyrighted material are the sole responsibility of the purchaser (you) and not Chris Creswell or Chris Creswell Music and Design. Permission to arrange and print licenses must be obtained from the copyright holder and copied to Chris Creswell Music and Design before leasing arranged music. Licenses can easily be purchased from the publishers and assistance will be provided upon request. Original compositions do not require licensing.