April 6, 2016

Shenandoah

Frank Ticheli

Born: January 21, 1958, Monroe, Louisiana

Original Instrumentation: Concert Band

Duration: 7 minutes

Composed: 1999

The Shenandoah Valley and the Shenandoah River are located in Virginia. There is disagreement among historians concerning the origins of their names. Some claim that the river and valley were named in the 1750's by the Cherokee as a friendly tribute to...

March 15, 2016

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, with the help of the University of Maryland Concert Choir and solo pianist Rita Sloan, performed at the College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference on March 12, on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Additionally, Doctoral Candidate Anthony Rivera gave a presentation on Sam...

December 10, 2015

Pacific Fanfare

Frank Ticheli

Born January 21, 1958, Monroe, Louisiana

Instrumentation: Orchestral Wind Section and Percussion

Duration: 5 minutes

Composed: 1995

Frank Ticheli, Pacific Fanfare

Pacific Fanfare, scored for woodwinds, brass and percussion, exploits several spatial characteristics of a large concert hall. Onstage, the brass and percussion sections are separated into two antiphona...

August 20, 2010

Today's blog will feature another piece by Frank Ticheli - Blue Shades. Program notes are below as well as a recording.

Frank Ticheli, Blue Shades

University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporon, conductor

These notes are from http://www.windband.org/

This composition reflects Frank Ticheli’s love for the traditional jazz music that he heard so often while growing up near new Orle...

August 19, 2010

Since it's the end of the summer, a piece entitled Postcard would seem to be appropriate. Below you can find information on Frank Ticheli's Postcard, and a recording.

These program notes are by the composer.

Postcard was commissioned by my friend, colleague, and mentor, H. Robert Reynolds, in memory of his mother, Ethel Virginia Curry. He requested that I compose not an elegy commemorati...

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