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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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Armory

Armory is a bombastic work for young band inspired by video game music. It alternates between minor and Phrygian modes to create a dark and sinister soundscape. The use of aggressive articulations and brake drum give the work an industrial and militaristic feel. Safe performances are NOT recommended. Suit up. Grab your weapon. Go to war!…

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Heart

The human heart is explored in this production. Beginning with a heartbeat audible in the bass drums, the show kicks off into high gear with the opener “HeartRate.” Next, Heartbreak explores the romantic side of the human spirit, featuring a sultry duet. Last, the Heart kicks into high gear for “HeartBeat,” and its a rocket…

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