Tempo Press at the 2021 Midwest Clinic

Wednesday, December 15, 9:30am-5:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1933 

Exhibits Open

Come visit us in the Luck’s Music Library booth! Peruse our scores and meet Tempo Press composers, including Dr. Sandra Dackow!

Wednesday, December 15, 9:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, December 16, 9:00am-5:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1933 

Exhibits Open

Come visit us in the Luck’s Music Library booth! Peruse our scores and meet Tempo Press composers, including Dr. Sandra Dackow!

Thursday, December 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, December 16, 11:00am-12:00pm

W186

Teaching Double Bass Technique Through Orchestral Excerpts for Beginning and Intermediate Bassists

This presentation will take a close look at bass passages found primarily in grades 1, 2, and 3 orchestral repertoire, including Sandra Dackow’s arrangement of Dance of the Tumblers, and how these passages can be used to teach fundamental technical and stylistic elements on the instrument.

Thursday, December 16, 11:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, December 16, 1:00pm-2:15pm

W192

Orchestra New Music Reading Session

Feature work:

Non più andrai from Le Nozze di Figaro
Grade 4, Full Orchestra, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Sandra Dackow

Thursday, December 16, 1:00pm-2:15pm
Thursday, December 16, 2:45pm-3:30pm

W190

Kleb Chamber Orchestra

Feature work:

March of the Meistersingers from Die Meistersinger
Grade 2, String Orchestra, Richard Wagner, arranged by Sandra Dackow

Thursday, December 16, 2:45pm-3:30pm
Friday, December 17, 9:00am-4:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1933 

Exhibits Open

Your last chance to visit Tempo Press in the exhibit hall! 

Friday, December 17, 9:00am-4:00pm
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New Music Friday: The Picnic: Watch Out for the B’s

This piece tells the story of a picnic being interrupted by pesky bees. As time goes on, more and more bees can be heard, and every section gets a turn. Listen for the sounds of the bees as they travel around the orchestra. Most of the “buzzes” include the musical note B in the dissonant cluster of notes. This piece gives your students a chance to tell a story with their music. Invite the students to engage in the drama, looking nervously around or occasionally swatting an imaginary bee in front of their faces. The orchestra creates the narrative of happy picnic-goers having their beautiful day interrupted by pesky bees.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Renegade Showdown

In Renegade Showdown, the violins battle the low strings in an epic clash. Hear the twists and turns each side takes as they vie for the win. This piece was composed to teach students to understand regular vs. low first finger. Bass students will benefit from identifying sections that will work well in half position.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Aurora’s March

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s three masterpiece ballet scores, including Sleeping Beauty, are known for their timeless music. Only three years before the composer’s death, the ballet was first performed in 1890. The storyline for the Sleeping Beauty ballet was inspired by the Brothers Grimm adaptation of the folk tale first published in 1330. This arrangement for string orchestra captures the enduring melodies and great depth of Tchaikovsky’s geniu. Because much of Tchaikovsky’s style is not written with articulations, students will need assistance with the bow stroke in order to perform this incredible piece. This march, which follows the overture in the ballet, was renamed Aurora’s March for this arrangement.

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