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Frank Ticheli’s List

  • Frank Ticheli’s List

    Mike Lawson | January 26, 2015

    This installment of concert band repertoire reviews features music in a range of difficulty levels by Bob Margolis, Leonard Mark Lewis, Carl Strommen, Timothy Broege, Michael Story, and Mark Williams.  “Frank Ticheli’s List” is a compilation of core repertoire for concert band selected by composer Frank Ticheli of USC. These pieces have been reviewed by Gregory Rudgers, Lawrence Stoffel, and John Darling.

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  • Essential Repertoire: Frank Ticheli’s List

    Mike Lawson | November 23, 2014

    This installment of concert band repertoire reviews features music in a range of difficulty levels by James Curnow, Bob Margolis, Pierre La Plante, Jennifer Higdon, and Scott Lindroth. “Frank Ticheli’s List” is a compilation of core repertoire for concert band selected by composer Frank Ticheli of USC. These pieces have been reviewed by Gregory Rudgers, Lawrence Stoffel, and John Darling.

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  • Essential Repertoire: May 2014

    Mike Lawson | May 19, 2014

    This installment of core concert band repertoire features reviews of music suitable for an array of grade levels from composers Clancy Weeks, Jan Van der Roost, Bob Margolis, and Karel Husa. “Frank Ticheli’s List” is a compilation of outstanding repertoire for concert band selected by celebrated composer Frank Ticheli. These pieces have been reviewed by Gregory Rudgers, John Darling, and Lawrence Stoffel.

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  • Repertoire Review: April 2014

    Mike Lawson | April 15, 2014

    This installment of core concert band repertoire features reviews of music suitable for an array of grade levels from composers Michael Sweeney, Charles Carter, Norman Dello Joio, and Charles Rochester Young. “Frank Ticheli’s List” is a compilation of outstanding repertoire for concert band selected by celebrated composer Frank Ticheli. These pieces have been reviewed by Gregory Rudgers and Lawrence Stoffel.

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  • Essential Repertoire: November 2013

    Mike Lawson | November 19, 2013

    Essential Repertoire: From the Top presents select reviews from “Frank Ticheli's List,” covering core repertoire for concert band chosen by composer Frank Ticheli.

    "Amber Terrace Dreams” by Christopher Tucker

    C. Alan Publications   •   Grade Level: 2   •   Approximate Duration: 2:30

    “Amber Terrace Dreams,” commissioned by the Amber Terrace Intermediate School Band of Desoto, Texas, is intended to celebrate today’s youth as they enter the critical crossroads of life as young teenagers. Tucker has managed to create an engaging musical experience without the traditional melodic and harmonic framework that so many composers resort to for a piece at this level. From an innocent and ethereal beginning, an optimistic sense of joy and exuberance blossoms throughout this piece.

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