COMPOSER

TICHELI

FRANK

Photo by Charlie Grosso

 

GRADE 1:

 

^December Snow by Frank Ticheli, 2 1/4 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the William Mason High School Wind Symphony, Micah Ewing, Director. Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 52620-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

^First Light by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 1: Audio / Virtual Score

 Reading by Indiana University Concert Band, Eric Smedley, conductor

 

Peace by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 1

 Performance by the American Band College of Sam Houston State University, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

^Under the Big Top by Frank Ticheli - 2 1/2 min., Grade 1

 Performance by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Ted Shistle, conductor

 

 

 

 

GRADE 2:

 

Amen! by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by "Sinfonia Winds" of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, at the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 2009 National Convention, recorded on July 18, 2009. Conductor:  Frank Ticheli. Clinician:  Bobby Adams

 

^Boundless River by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 2

Performance by Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School Wind Ensemble, James F. Keene, guest conductor; Jarrett Lipman & Alan Sharps, directors. Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 55720-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

Earth Song by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 2

Performance by Berkner High School, Frank Troyka, conductor

 

Joy by Frank Ticheli - 2 1/2 min., Grade 2

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

 

Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli - 2 3/4 min, Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

A Shaker Gift Song by Frank Ticheli, 2 min., Grade 2: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

 

 

 

GRADE 3:

 

Abracadabra by Frank Ticheli, 5 min., Grade 3

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

(Subsequent to the recording, m. 154 was re-scored (from a tone cluster in flutes) to a whole tone cluster in flutes. Eerie, isn't it?)

 

Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli - 5 min., Grade 3

 Performance by the California State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble, Mitchell Fennell, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Ave Maria by Frank Ticheli - 4 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble,

reading session conducted by the composer. (Subsequent to the recording, the opening measures were slightly re-scored for the published version.)

 

Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli - 6 3/4 min., Grade 3

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George conductor

 

Cajun Folk Songs II by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 3: mv't. 2 only (mvt. 1, Gr. 4): Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, John L. Whitwell conductor

 

Fortress by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Band, Donald S. George, conductor

 

^Ghost Tale by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 3

 Performance by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony, Ted Shistle, conductor

 

^In C-Dorian

 

Joy Revisited by Frank Ticheli - 3 1/2 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer

 

Loch Lomond by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min, Grade 3

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

^Midnight by Frank Ticheli - 6 min., Grade 3

 Performance by the Homestead High School Band, Cupertino, California; Paul Rendon and John Burn, directors; Paul Rendon, conductor

 

Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min., Grade 3

 Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 3

 Performance by the University of Southern California Thornton Wind Ensemble, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor. Movement 3 is available separately as "A Shaker Gift Song" (Grade 2)

 

Sun Dance by Frank Ticheli - 5 min., Grade 3: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by Todd Fiegel conducting the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Wind Ensemble

 

 

 

GRADE 4:

 

 

An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 11 min., Grade 4

Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 11 min., Grade 4: Video / Virtual Score

Performance by Meridian Symphony Orchestra, James Ogle, Artistic Director and Conductor (from YouTube).  (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Cajun Folk Songs II by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 4 (mvt. 2, Gr. 3): Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, John L. Whitwell conductor

 

^Dancing on Water by Frank Ticheli - 8 min., Grade 4

Performance by the Austin Symphonic Band, Richard L. Floyd, conductor

 

^Korean Folksongs from Jeju Island by Frank Ticheli - 10 1/2 min., Grade 4

 Recording by TLU Wind Symphony, Beth Bronk, conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Nitro by Frank Ticheli - 3 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by LSU Wind Ensemble, Frank B. Wickes, conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Rest by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 8 min., Grade 4

 Texas State University Wind Ensemble, Rodney C. Schueller, conductor. Recording by Christopher Reynolds

 

Rest by Frank Ticheli (string orchestra) - 8 min., Grade 4: Video / Virtual Score

 Performance by Bienen Strings with the University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Victor Yampolsky (from YouTube). Extended version. (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

^Sailing the Sky

 

San Antonio Dances by Frank Ticheli - 9 1/2 min., Grade 4:

1. Alamo Gardens: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Tex-Mex on the Riverwalk: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

 Performance by North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

 

Serenade for Kristin for Oboe and Chamber Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 4, ensemble; Grade 5, oboe

 Performance by the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble, Kristin Reynolds, Solo Oboe, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor. Also avail. in vsn. for oboe and piano. Free copy of oboe part (link above)

 

Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli - 9 min., Grade 4

 Performance by the University of Southern California Symphonic Winds, Douglas Lowry, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor

 

Wild Nights! by Frank Ticheli - 6 1/2 min., Grade 4: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by California Band Directors Association All-State Honor Band, Timothy Salzman, conductor

 

 

 

GRADE 5:

 

^Acadiana by Frank Ticheli - 27 min., Grade 5

 Performance by Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Lewis J. Buckley, music director and conductor; and:

Video Performance by Austin Symphonic Band, Richard L. Floyd, conductor (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 14 1/2 min., Grade 5

 Performance by USC Thornton Wind Ensemble;  H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor; Sharon Lavery, resident conductor; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor; and: Video Performance by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin, conductor, Frank Ticheli, guest conductor, Diana Newman, soprano (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 14 1/2 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

Performance by USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, Donald Crockett, conductor

 

^Blue Shades: 25th Anniversary Edition by Frank Ticheli (symphonic winds and percussion - 25th Anniv. Ed.) - 10 min.,

Grade 5

  Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

 

 Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli (concert band - original version) - 10 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

  Performance by John L. Whitwell conducting the Michigan State University Wind Symphony

 

 Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 10 min., Grade 5: Video / Virtual Score

   Michigan Philharmonic, Nan Washburn, Music Director and Conductor

(from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

*^Lux Perpetua by Frank Ticheli - 11 1/2 min. - Grade 5 and also: Video (YouTube)

 Performance by Baylor University Wind Ensemble, J. Eric Wilson, conductor

Used with permission from Mark Records, Catalog ID# 55918-MCD www.MarkCustom.com

 

Pacific Fanfare by Frank Ticheli - 5 1/2 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by the University of Colorado Wind Ensemble, Allan McMurray, conductor

 

Video performance (in antiphonal array in 3 choirs with offstage solo horn and trumpet) by the Whitworth Wind Symphony, Richard Strauch, conductor (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Postcard by Frank Ticheli (concert band) - 5 1/4 min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the University of Michigan Symphony Band

 

Postcard by Frank Ticheli (orchestra) - 5¼ min., Grade 5: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The USC Thornton Symphony, Carl St. Clair, conductor

 

Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli - 12 min., Grade 5: Audio (McMurray) / Audio (Reynolds) / Virtual Score

 Performances by Allan McMurray conducting the University of Colorado Wind Symphony in concert at Macky Concert Hall, and by H. Robert Reynolds conducting the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

 

 

 

 

GRADE 6:

 

 

Concertino for Trombone and Band by Frank Ticheli - Grade 6: Video / Virtual Score / download solo Trombone part (free)

 Performance by The USAF Band of the West, A1C Michael Steiger, Trombone, Col. Jeffrey C. Mathews, Band Commander (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.) Also avail. in version for clar. and piano

 

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 21 1/2 min., Grade 6: Video / Virtual Score / download solo sax part (free)

 Performance by Eastman School of Music Wind Orchestra, Mark Scatterday, conductor, Phil Pierick, alto saxophone (from lohnmeiss@riordanhs.orgYouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.) Also avail. in vsn. for Alto Sax. and piano

 

Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble by Frank Ticheli - 21 min., Grade 6

download solo clarinet part (free)

 Performance by the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble. Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

 

Video Performance by Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Guy Yehuda, clarinet

 

Mvt. 2 Video / Mvt. 3 Video Performance by "The President's Own" United State Marine Band, Col Jason K. Fettig, Director; Frank Ticheli, guest conductor, GySgt Christopher Grant, clarinet (both from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Gaian Visions by Frank Ticheli - 9 1/2 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by John L. Whitwell conducting the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphonic Band

 

Shooting Stars by Frank Ticheli (orchestra, from Sym. 2) - Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by The USC Thornton Symphony, Carl St. Clair, conductor

 

^Silver Lining by Frank Ticheli - 22 min., Grade 6   and also: Download flute solo (free)

 The University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor; Jim Walker, flute (from YouTube). (You will have to drag the score's tab to desktop to see the virtual score at the same time as the YouTube video.)

 

Songs of Love and Life by Frank Ticheli - 23 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor, Jennifer Olson, soprano

 

Symphony No. 1 by Frank Ticheli -  31 min., Grade 6 - transcribed by Gary D. Green:

1. Of Youth: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Of Wisdom: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

3. Profanation: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 3)

4. Prayer: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 4)

 Performance by Michigan State University Wind Symphony, Kevin Sedatole, conductor. (Live performance recorded on December 2, 2009.)

 

Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli - 21 min., mvts. 1 & 2 Grade 6, mvt. 3 Grade 5

1. Shooting Stars: Audio / Virtual Score (from cover)

2. Dreams Under A New Moon: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 2)

3. Apollo Unleashed: Audio / Virtual Score (from start of mvt. 3)

 Performance of movements 1 and 2 by the FSU Wind Symphony conducted by James Croft, recorded at the the 2003 WASBE 11th Conference in Jönköpíng, Sweden, from Mark Custom Recording Service, www.markcustom.com. Performance of movement 3 by the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, reading session conducted by the composer.

 

The Tyger by Frank Ticheli - 6 min., Grade 6: Audio / Virtual Score

 Performance by: University of Michigan Wind Ensemble, H. Robert Reynolds, conductor

 

 

 

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