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  • Smartmusic Now Includes 2,000 Band And Orchestra Titles

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    MakeMusic, Inc. today announced that SmartMusic®, the music learning software for band, orchestra and choir, now includes more than 2,000 band and orchestra titles. Among the recently added titles are Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy," Gould's "American Salute" and Barnes' "Heatherwood Portrait" for concert band, Bach's Third Movement from the Brandenburg Concerto #4 for string orchestra, and Thor Johnson's arrangement of Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks" for full orchestra. Originally known for solo accompaniments, recent additions to the SmartMusic repertoire library have focused on the music that bands and orchestras rehearse and perform. In addition to providing classic SmartMusic features of assessment, recording, tempo, key and looping controls, these titles allow students to hear how the piece sounds performed by the entire ensemble, and how their part fits in with the group. Band and orchestra titles also include pre-authored, educator-approved assignments for each piece, which educators can share with students through the SmartMusic Gradebook™. "We are delighted at having surpassed the 2,000 title landmark," stated MakeMusic CEO Ron Raup, "Repertoire continues to be the most influential factor in the purchase decision, and the base of commonly performed titles we've built ensures the relevancy of SmartMusic to all band and orchestra programs."

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