Here’s a recent tweet to @SmartMusic:
This is certainly not the first time someone has requested the music of Frank Ticheli!
We created the SmartMusic Repertoire Request page to provide a means for educators to let us know what titles they’d most like to see added to the SmartMusic library. Several of Frank Ticheli’s concert band compositions (many of which are considered standards and appear on many state lists) are among the most popular requests we’ve received. To date this music has not been available for digital practice and assessment of any kind.
Today we’re excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Manhattan Beach Music, publishers of the music of Timothy Broege, Bob Margolis, Michael Markowski, Steve Rouse, Frank Ticheli, and many other fine concert band composers and arrangers. Under the terms of the exclusive agreement, MakeMusic will make this music available for digital practice and assessment within SmartMusic; these titles will not appear in any other practice software. The full press release can be viewed here.
We’re looking forward to make this music available in SmartMusic soon, and we’ll publish updates on this blog as more details are available. In the meantime, if you’d like to request the work of David Dzubay (or any other fine composers and/or arrangers) please visit the request page, and we’ll continue our work on building relationships with the world’s greatest music publishers.