"On a Starry Night" released by Alfred Music
"On a Starry Night" for concert band has been released by Alfred Music Publishing and selected as an "Editor's Choice" by the J.W. Pepper company. Click the image below for more information...
"Palace of the Snow Queen" (for concert band) by Jason Spraggins published by Gary P. Gilroy Publications
Jason's piece for concert band, "Palace of the Snow Queen," has been released by Gary P. Gilroy Publications. The piece was inspired by the "The Snow Queen", a tale by Hans Christian Anderson.
"On a Starry Night" (for concert band) by Jason Spraggins to be published by Alfred Music
Jason's piece for concert band, "On a Starry Night," has been accepted for publication by Alfred Music and will be a featured piece in the company's 2019 catalog. The piece will also be recorded in Washington D.C. and included in the catalog's companion demo compilation. The "Starry Night" was inspired by the famous painting by van Gogh. It is currently being rehearsed for a debut performance by the Crosby Middle School Band in Louisville, KY. The band will use the piece for a district concert competition later this semester.
"Cibola (Seven Cities of Gold)," a piece for concert band by Jason Spraggins, published by Warming Sun Music
Jason's piece for concert band, "Cibola (Seven Cities of Gold)," was published by Warming Sun Music and is available through the J.W. Pepper website among others.
"The True Meaning of Christmas" by Glickstein and Spraggins Named a Top Ten Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest Christmas Category
The Christmas song, "The True Meaning of Christmas" by Matt Glickstein and Jason Spraggins was named a top te finalist in this year's UK Songwriting Contest Christmas Category scoring a 9 out of 10. Over 9,000 songs were entered in this year's contest.
The release from the contest reads:
"There were some really great Christmas Song entries this year in many different styles ranging from traditional carols and hymns to pop songs, novelty tracks, acoustic tracks and choral pieces. The judges had a very difficult time making final decisions but decided in the end to award the winning position to this festive track from Leigh Haggerwood. The finalist songs and songwriters listed below were also very close contenders to win this category this year and can be regarded as sharing second place."
In addition, "Imaginary Friends" another song by Glickstein and Spraggins was named a semi-finalist in the Adult Contemporary cateogry, and "Nocturne 1 (Childhood)," a piano piece by Jason Spraggins, was named a semi-finalist in the instrumental music category (both scoring a 7 out of 10).
Link to "Imaginary Friends" Certificate
Link to "Nocturne 1 (Childhood) Certificate
The UK Songwriting Contest is an international competition that fields thousands of entries each year. It is among the most respected Songwriting Contests in operation. Jason has had pieces to reach the semi-finals in the contest each year since 2011. This is the first year that a piece of his has reached to top ten finals. All finalists are considered for inclusion on the Best of 2014 Album and will have their work promoted to the UKSC's music industry contacts.
A bit about the contest...
The UK Songwriting Contest is one of the world's longest running and most popular international songwriting events. It was launched in 2002 in association with The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awardsfame) with the aim of discovering and encouraging new songwriting talent and promoting the craft of songwriting. It is now in its 12th year and since its launch over 50,000 songs have taken part and almost £1,000,000 worth of prizes awarded to entrants. The contest is a favorite with complete beginner and also with experienced songwriters from many countries and all compete on an equal basis. It has a reputation as one of the world's best songwriting events and it is well known in the music business as an important launching pad for new talent.