Bob Lipton graduated with honors with a degree in music education from San Francisco State. He is retired after 25 years of teaching middle school band and orchestra. He has over 60 compositions and arrangements published, mostly for string orchestra. He is now living in the Puget Sound region of Washington.
As a tuba player, Bob has performed with many of the SF Bay area orchestras. He has toured and recorded with various brass quintets as well as jazz, klezmer, and rock groups. He has also performed at the Indian Academy Awards in Mumbai.
Bob was a member of Tom Petty’s high school rock and roll band — after Tom left the group.
After Hours is a jazz ballad, your players will really enjoy the lush harmonies. It is something different for your next concert program.
This joyous piece in seven, features optional tambourine and triangle. This is a fun opportunity to introduce your students to seven-eight time.
Coney Island Express
This original composition evokes the joy and excitement of a subway ride to Coney Island in New York City. Audiences will love the syncopated rhythms and upbeat train feel. Includes an optional shaker part.
Dance of My Heart
This piece by Bob Lipton depicts the sounds of an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. Multiple tempo and dynamic changes make this a challenging learning experience for your intermediate orchestra.
This exciting new title captures the sounds of India — from Bollywood to classical to folk. The composer’s title Mumbai is a development of the same musical themes for a more advanced orchestra.
John Hardy Dances
This arrangement of the folk tune John Hardy is set as a waltz and belly dance as well as in its original fiddle origins. Great for your second year group!