Franz Schubert was born in Vienna in 1797. He was taught music on the violin and viola by his father, an amateur musician and schoolmaster. Schubert’s musical gifts appeared early in his life, and by age 10, he was selected as a member of the Imperial Chapel choir. He began the study of composition at […]
February 23, 2021 is the 336th anniversary of George Frideric Handel’s birth. Tempo Press has several Handel arrangements for your string orchestra.
Divinum Mysterium dates from the 11th century, and possibly before. It is a plainchant melody that first appeared in print in 1582 in the Finnish song book Piae Cantiones. Though associated with different texts throughout the centuries, it is perhaps best known as the tune for the hymn “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” and is […]
Whether you are looking for a beginning piece for middle-school orchestra or a more difficult, advanced piece for your high-school orchestra there will be something in this list for your Black History Month concert.
This week we’re featuring a rollicking, toe-tapping blues number. Basses Covered is a grade 4 string orchestra title from Emmy Award-winning composer Thom Sharp. It is the perfect opportunity to feature your bass section.
In this episode of Sandy & Friends, Dr. Sandra Dackow talks with two musicians who have performed with The Hershey Symphony Orchestra about the significance of Beethoven’ music, especially his concertos. The discussion was held in recognition of Beethoven’s 250th birthday on December 16. About our Guests: Dr. Eric Fung, a Bach Prize Winner from […]
Every Friday we highlight new string orchestra music. This week’s selection is Shinkansen by Jason W. Krug. One of Japan’s greatest technological achievements is its massive commuter railway system, the most important part of which is the Shinkansen, known in English as the “Bullet Train.” The network of high-speed railways connects cities throughout Japan at […]
This week’s highlighted new music is this grade 3 string orchestra arrangment of two movements from Handel’s Water Music, Suite 1 from Robert McCashin.
Sandra Dackow and friends continue their celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with this discussion of his sonatas.
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.