Tempo Press at the 2022 TODA Conference

Thursday, July 21, 10:45am-12:00pm

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Reading Session 1: Grade 3.5+

Featured works:

Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 2
Grade 4, String Orchestra, Antonin Dvořák Arranged by Doris Preucil

Symphony No. 86: Finale
Grade 4, String Orchestra, Franz Joseph Haydn Arranged by Bill Scott

Thursday, July 21, 10:45am-12:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1111

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, July 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2:45pm-4:00pm

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Reading Session 2: Grade .5-2

Featured works:

Laissez paître vos bêtes: A French Christmas Carol
Grade 2, String Orchestra, Traditional Arranged by Robert Longfield

The Late Heavy Bombardment (a prequel to Water on Mars)
Grade 2, String Orchestra, Kevin Sluder

Sunday Afternoon
Grade 2, String Orchestra, R. Scott Whittington

Thursday, July 21, 2:45pm-4:00pm
Friday, July 22, 9:00am-5:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1111

Exhibits Open

Come visit us in the Luck’s Music Library booth! Peruse our scores and meet Tempo Press composers, including Dr. Sandra Dackow!
Friday, July 22, 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday, July 22, 9:30am-10:45am

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Reading Session 3: Grade 2.5-3

Featured works:

Sinfonia in G Major
Grade 3, String Orchestra, Michael Haydn Arranged by Thomas LaJoie
Friday, July 22, 9:30am-10:45am
Saturday, July 23, 9:00am-12:00pm

Exhibit Hall, Booth 1111

Exhibits Open

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

Saturday, July 23, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, July 23, 10:45am-12:00pm

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Reading Session 5: New to the PML

Featured works:

Symphony XI No. 2
Grade 3, String Orchestra, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Arranged by Reynard Burns

Saturday, July 23, 10:45am-12:00pm
New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 2

Antonín Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances were originally composed to be played on the piano by two performers. The composer then created orchestrations for full orchestra, bringing him much recognition as a composer. This string orchestra arrangement increases the opportunities for even more performers and audiences to enjoy it.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon is a whimsical piece that appeals to all ages. Its bouncy rhythms and upbeat melodies reference the feeling of wind rushing through our hair or the laughter of family members as games are played, and memories are shared. The piece is targeted at advancing junior and intermediate string ensembles and works for young and mature players alike. One of the charms of this piece is the constant tug-of-war between triplets and the straight eighth notes. With its lilting, infectious themes, Sunday Afternoon is spirited, fun to play, and will be a favorite with audiences and players alike.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Symphony Op. 11, No. 2: II. Andante & III. Presto

The Guadeloupean Creole composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), led a remarkable life as not only a prolific composer but also a virtuoso violinist, music director, and conductor of a prominent Parisian symphony orchestra, military officer, and fencing champion. This arrangement of Symphony Op. 11, No. 2 includes movements II (Andante) and III (Presto). The two movements are to be performed attacca, with no pause in between. The Andante movement features a lyrical melody that is first heard in the violins and then echoed by the violas, cellos, and basses. This music was originally used as part of the overture to Bologne’s only surviving opera, L’Amant Anonyme.

The 1st violin part requires shifting as high as III position, and fingering suggestions are included. The 2nd violin part is active and requires strong players; however, there is no shifting involved. Both movements should use tapered phrasing and light, clean, off-the-string bow strokes. The cello part includes a number of viola cues that could be helpful if there is a smaller viola section in the ensemble.

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