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 for submissions for titles to be released the next year is October 1.

This year, we are particularly interested in new solo and ensemble titles for potential expedited publication.

Please email a pdf of the score for your work to submissions@tempopress.com. While appreciated, a recording is not necessary.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on!

New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Tango Americana

The Tango is a study in syncopation and accent. This original piece uses two themes, one in the key of F major and another in the relative minor. You can augment the overall Tango feel by using the included percussion parts for claves, bongo drums, and maracas.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: Personent Hodie

The tune used in this carol is believed to have originated in Germany, possibly around 1360. This arrangement stays relatively faithful to the melody, which is presented in groups of upper strings and lower strings. All parts can be played in first position, although the cello has several measures of divisi. At the marked tempo, the piece runs about two and a half minutes.

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New Music Friday

New Music Friday: The Changing Timepiece

This work is a set of brief variations based on the theme from the slow movement of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101. This symphony is nicknamed “The Clock” due to the “tick-tock” effect that you will hear accompanying the theme. This work was created to be a teaching tool. Depending on what the students already were exposed to, this piece offers a chance to deal with changing time signatures, changing key signatures, changing tempi, col legno technique, subito, Grand Pause, tremolo, what are variations, what an old-fashioned mechanical clock sounds like, as well as historical information about Haydn and his symphonies.

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