26 Orchestra Pieces Perfect for Your Holiday Concerts

It’s that time of year again! Time to start planning for your holiday orchestra concerts! And Tempo Press has all your needs covered. Whether you’re looking for string or full orchestra, beginner, intermediate or advanced, you’re sure to find the sheet music you are looking for here.   Full Orchestra March of the Toys from Babes […]

Spotlight: David Manuel Garcia

Now teaching in the after-school program at Tewksbury Memorial High School, Dr. David Manuel Garcia previously held positions as Associate Professor of Music and Program Coordinator for Music at Northern Essex Community College in Haverill, MA and Department Chair and Associate Professor of Music at Bridgewater State College (now University). He continues to compose, conduct […]

New Music Friday: Pinyon Mountain Trail

Pinyon Mountain Trail references the Pinyon Pine tree which is indigenous to the southwestern parts of America. This piece was written in the summer of 2020, when many families were unable to travel and explore the great outdoors. It takes the performer and listener on a trip up a pine lined trail to enjoy the […]

New Music Friday: String Noel!

Commissioned and arranged for a community orchestra, String Noel! is a holiday medley for string orchestra (grade 4) with an optional sing along featuring Joy to the World, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, I Saw Three Ships, Still, Still, Still and Angels We Have Heard on High. View Score 00:00 00:00 No title 00:00 About […]

New Music Friday: Larghetto and Allegro

While this work is denoted as Symphony No. 3, it is more likely that it is Stamitz’s first completed symphony. It is written in the ‘Manheim’ style (utilizing unique dynamic effects) and was finished sometime between 1741 and 1746. It is attributed to Stamitz; only it may have actually been completed by a close friend […]

New Music Friday: Sinfonia in D

Giovanni Paisiello was an Italian Classical composer and the most famous opera composer of the late 1700s. His style influenced Mozart and Rossini, and both Haydn and Beethoven championed his music. In Italy, he was best known as an opera and church music composer and vocalist. He spent a significant amount of time in Naples […]

New Music Friday: The Ring of Brodgar

The Ring of Brodgar, located in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, is an enormous stone circle dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Egypt. In addition to being an astronomical observatory, the Ring’s 60 stones served as a sacred, magical and mysterious ceremonial site. The […]

Music From and Inspired by Spain and Latin America

Music in Spain has a lengthy history. It had a significant impact on Latin American music and was crucial in the evolution of Western music. Flamenco and classical guitar, two traditional styles of Spanish music, are commonly associated with the country. While these genres of music are common, the regions also have a diverse spectrum […]

New Music Friday: The Fortress of Shadows

This piece was inspired by Dunscaith Castle, a ruined castle on the coast of the Isle of Skye in northwest Scotland. Also called “The Fortress of Shadows,” it is named after and was the home of the warrior maiden Scáthach the Shadow, a legendary Scottish warrior woman, and martial arts teacher who trained the hero […]

New Music Friday: Three Yuletide Carols

Yule comes from a name for a 12-day festival, celebrated by Germanic peoples, around the winter solstice in December and January. By the 900s (yes, that long ago), yule was already mapped on the Christian celebration of Christmas and its surrounding festivities. In modern use, the word Yuletide is occasionally invoked as a synonym for […]