It All Begins With Music
In February 2020, composer Frank Ticheli gifted TMEA an a cappella anthem in two and four parts. “It All Begins With Music” is based on a theme from Sailing the Sky, the work TMEA commissioned him to write in honor of our association’s centennial.
VOCES8 Performs the Anthem
To close our 2021 TMEA Clinic/Convention, British vocal ensemble VOCES8 offered a stunning performance of the anthem.
To supplement the two- and four-part versions, the Executive Board asked Gabriel Musella, assisted by Brenden Steber and Amy Williams, to write band and orchestra arrangements to expand performance opportunities. The project exploded into 13 additional arrangements, including everything from vibraphone solo to clarinet quartet.
Download these PDFs and share them with your elementary through college ensembles, offering this inspiring music and text at future performances.