• Original classical concert music drawing inspiration from jazz, Mexican popular and folk music, American cinema, and spirituality.

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The Work of J. Aaron Stanley...

Concert Music

Original compositions and arrangements for ensembles ranging from chamber groups to full orchestra and wind ensemble. Click below to explore the catalog...

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Music for Film & Video

Although Aaron is mostly focused on concert music these days, he also composes film scores and is particularly drawn to the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and projects of an artistic nature.  Click below to hear demos...

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Custom Music Arranging

Aaron has written nearly 200 arrangements in many different styles for many different types of ensembles: jazz combo, big band, classical chamber, concert band, marching band, pit orchestra, and full symphony orchestra.

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Featured Large Ensemble Works...

Fronteras for Wind Ensemble

Fuses influences from jazz and Mexican folk music in a "double passacaglia" that eventually merges and becomes one.

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Huapango de los Muertos for Orchestra

Imagine los muertos dancing the traditional huapango on Día de los muertos.

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Heroes & Villains for Wind Ensemble

An exciting cinematically-inspired work that celebrates the hero's journey.

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Featured Chamber Works...

Waiting Room, a 1-Act Operetta for 8 Solo Vocalists & Piano

In an old bar inside a train station, 3 patrons wrestle with past traumas as the bartender seeks to keep them drowning their problems in alcohol while the busboy urges them to move on. Will any of them escape this purgatory?

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Hullabaloo for Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, & Piano

A fun, upbeat jazz-inspired work drawing on various strains of jazz.
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Metamorphosis: A Butterfly's Journey of Transformation for Clarinet, Trumpet, & String Quartet

A musical expression of the miraculous act of transformation.

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Currently Accepting Commissions: Would you like to commission a new work for your ensemble, instrument, a loved one, or to celebrate a special occasion? Here's how it works...

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