New Music Friday: Balkan Dances

Happy Friday, everyone! We have another new music selection for you this week: Balkan Dances, a collection of arrangements of folk music by Marcia Stockton. This suite comes from the rich folk music traditions of southeastern Europe. Five folk dances from Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Serbia that were selected for approachable rhythms, scales, and harmonies. […]

Tempo Press Editor Daniel Levitov Featured in The Strad

Daniel Levitov, the editor of Susan Brown’s Two Octave Scales and Bowings for Cello is featured in the November issue of The Strad magazine.  The article focuses on Levitov’s methods of developing more expressive playing in his from his students. Read the whole thing over at The Strad‘s website. Cellist Daniel Levitov maintains a vibrant career as […]

New Music Friday: Joyeux

Some of the best holiday concert titles, aren’t necessarily holiday music at all. Composer Mark Barnard originally wrote Joyeux for a family holiday video and it captures the joyous spirt of the holidays, but it is not explicitly holiday themed. As such, it is an excellent change of pace for your concerts this December. With its […]

New Music Friday: Tango del Sol Brillante

Tango del Sol Brillante, or “Tango of the Bright Sun”, is an exotic, engaging and playful dance with catchy melodies and a fun rhythmic pulse enhanced by percussion instruments. Its suave feel and instant appeal to the ear will transport you to Argentina and back. The rhythmic pattern of the main theme is intended to […]

Add Some Fun to Your Next Concert With a Mischievous Sheep and a Special Guest

A special guest is a great way to raise interest in a concert and increase recruitment and retention. However, whether it’s the school principal, a parent, the mayor or a local celebrity you’ll need the perfect piece to highlight them. That’s where the sheep comes in.  The Adventures of Mary and Her Lamb is the […]

New Music Friday: Minstrels from <i>Preludes Book 1, No. 12</i>

A lot of video games were played at our house during quarantine this spring. One of the most popular ones was Untitled Goose Game, a hit game about a mischievous goose wreaking havoc in a tidy, little village. One of the game’s many charms is its inventive use of Debussy’s Preludes as a score: The […]

New Music Friday: Mumbai and Garam Masala

This week we have a two-for-one special for New Music Friday. Bob Lipton has created two titles using the same themes for different grade levels. We have Garam Masala for beginning orchestras and Mumbai for intermediate orchestras. Bob Lipton is a tuba player and retired music teacher. During a trip to India, he heard music […]

Halloween Titles for Your Fall Orchestra Concert

Haunted houses! Vampires! Pirates! It’s always fun to include a Halloween piece (or two!) at your October concerts and Tempo Press has you covered for scary and spooky orchestra music.  There are original pieces by Mark Barnard, Jason Krug, Thom Sharp, and more. Plus, arrangements from Sandra Dackow, Robert McCashin, and Robert Longfield.  So whether […]

New Music Friday: Summer from the “Four Seasons”

Welcome to the first installment of our new Friday feature where, every Friday for the next several weeks we will be highlighting one of our 2020-2021 new issues. This week’s featured title is Jennifer Meckler’s arrangement of the third movement of Summer from “The Four Seasons”.  Ms.Meckler is an exciting up-and-coming new arranger has studied with Sandra […]

We Want Your Submissions!

Have you been writing music for your orchestra? We want to see it. Tempo Press is always on the lookout for new student-level music for full and string orchestra, and solos and small ensembles for violin, viola, cello and bass. We accept submissions all year long, but review once a year in October. The deadline […]