Norman Dello Joio

  • 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.

  • 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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