Sandy & Friends: The Beethoven Symphonies

In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Tempo Press arranger and Hershey Symphony conductor, Sandra Dackow sits down with three other of Central Pennsylvania’s most popular conductors as they come together for a fascinating conversation about Beethoven’ and his nine symphonies.

New Music Friday: ¡Nunca te Rindas!

On a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the composer learned of the incredible resilience of the native people of the region. The stories of colonization, slaughter, and assimilation were poignant reminders of the resilience of the Otomi people. ¡Nunca te Rindas! pays tribute to these remarkable people.

Sandy & Friends: Beethoven’s Chamber Music

In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Dr. Sandra Dackow, Tempo Press arranger and music director of the Hershey Symphony, discusses Beethoven’s chamber music with John Dalley, Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, and Patrick Hopkins.

New Music Friday: Precipice

This week we have an exciting new title from composer Eric B. Davis. Precipice is a high energy musical journey that evokes images of scaling ever-shifting terrain to reach the peak of a large cliff, and gaze into the vastness below. Rapid melodies and musical episodes take you on extended twists and turns, leading you […]

New Music Friday: Over the Misty Moor

For years, the composer worked in an elementary school, which necessitated driving to work early in the morning, often just as the sun rose. Working in a very rural district, that drive took him past countless farm fields, the sort that lay fallow and empty in the late fall and winter. On many a morning, […]

New Music Friday: Non più andrai

This week we have a new full orchestra arrangement from the one and only Sandra Dackow! “Time to go, get your gear, party’s o-ver” (Dr. Dackow’s very loose translation). This wonderful aria, written as a humorous little military march, has Figaro informing the young Cherubino that he’s in the army now and life just won’t […]

New Music Friday: Nearer, My God, to Thee

As you know, each Friday we highlight one of this year’s new titles. This week, we’ve got a setting of a 19th-century hymn tune with a famous historical tie. “Nearer, My God, to Thee” was written in 1841 by Sarah Flower Adams. It has been set to music several times. The setting most famous in […]

New Music Friday: Symphony No. 4 “Tragische”, First Movement

This week for New Music Friday we have the first grade 5 title we’ve ever published at Tempo Press: Robert McCashin’s arrangement of the first movement of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 4. Franz Schubert was born in Vienna in 1797. He was taught music on the violin and viola by his father, an amateur musician […]