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Angelic Celebrations

Majestic themes, dance-like rhythms, and the use of synthesizer give this work a unique sound and feel.  Commissioned by the Southern Maine Music Academy Consortium.   *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2014 * Performed at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Angelic-Celebrations-Standridge-Grade-2-2.mp3 Click here for score

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Aggressivo

Based on two rhythmic motifs, this tightly-knit composition is aggressively exciting from start to finish. Adding to the excitement are the composer’s brilliant, driving percussion writing and a creative use of dissonance. This is great young band writing in the composer’s tradition of Pandora, Afterburn, and Adrenaline Engines that will totally engage and thrill your students! Sample Requests Email…

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Aggressivo

Developing two rhythmic motives and pitting them against each other, this aggressive, dissonant work will be sure to excite your students. * Performed at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/aggressivo.mp3 Click here for score

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Afterburn

Motivic development of triumphant themes and creative use of percussion textures make this piece a daring selection for your next concert.*  JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2014 Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/afterburn.mp3 Click here for score

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Skygazer Fanfare

A powerful fanfare with pop’s orchestra overtones for young players.  Commissioned by the Albemarle County Honor Band of Albemarle County, Virginia.  *JW Pepper Editor’s Choice 2015.  (Alfred Music) Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/01-Skygazer-Fanfare-Alfred-Recording.mp3 Click here for score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF8FStquzU8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImZruNLPjEs

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A Joyous Christmas

This is an irrepressibly cheerful holiday opener that incorporates the familiar carol “Joy to the World” and portions of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. The sense of celebration and happiness that both of these melodies evoke complement each other and help to create a festive seasonal work. Young musicians and audience members will enjoy the mash-up…

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IronHeart

An energetic concert opener featuring creative scale alterations and majestic themes.  *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2014.  *Performed at the 2014 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Alfred Music) Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ironheart.mp3 Click here for score

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In the Court of the King

In the Court of the King is a short work for young band that is written in Dance style.  It uses motivic repetition and a gradually thickening orchestration to create the effect of a Medieval celebration growing in size and volume. Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/In-the-Court-of-the-King-Randall-Standridge-Grade-1.mp3 Click here for score

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Battlesong

Battlesong is a short work for young concert band that uses aggressive motivic development and percussion writing to creating a feeling of relentless force.  I wrote Battlesong to try to create a fun piece for younger bands that would keep them entertained and interested in what they were doing.  In my opinion, most young band music is just…

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