Music of Russia and Ukraine for String and Full Orchestra

Russia and Ukraine have rich musical histories, from traditional music to Glinka to Leontovich to Rachmaninov. Tempo Press has a wide selection of both easy and intermediate arrangements of Russian and Ukrainian works for your string and full orchestras. String Orchestra Full Orchestra

Spotlight: Tracey Rush

Tracey Rush is founder and Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa School of Music in Dubuque. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties there, she is the orchestra director at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. She is also the founding director of the Dubuque Community String Orchestra. In March 2010, the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque) named […]

New Music Friday: Allegro in D Major

This week we are highlighting another new arrangement from Robert McCashin. This time it is an adaptation of Michael Haydn’s Flute Quartet in D.

Irish Music from Tempo Press

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The fiddle is an important element in Irish music, because of this fact Irish and Celtic music lend themselves particular well to being arranged for string orchestra. From airs to reels, Tempo Press has a variety of Irish music for your school orchestra. Your students will love the change of pace […]

New Music Friday: Canzona IV in G Major

Giovanni Gabrieli (1555?-1612), born in Venice, Italy, was introduced to music and was trained in his early years by his uncle, Andrea Gabrieli, who was employed at St. Mark’s Basilica. Later in life, he took further instruction from Orlando de Lassus in Munich, Germany. As it so happened, at roughly the age of 30, Giovanni […]

Spotlight: Mark Barnard

As a music educator, Mark Barnard has directed school and youth orchestras throughout the country, and has served as an educational guest conductor, clinician and presenter at state conventions and the American String Teachers National Conference. As a composer, arranger, and music editor, Mark Barnard has created numerous instrumental, choral and keyboard publications. His compositions […]