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Danse Bohémien

Danse Bohemien is a quick-step/bohemien dance sure to be a favorite with your audience and band.  I was inspired to write this piece due to two factors.  The first is that I love quick-steps and always have.  The Dance of the Jesters (Tchaikovsky), The City of Lights (Watkins), and Pas Redouble (Saint-Sannes) are among my favorite.  The second factor were two…

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Companion of My Voice

A work written in Memory of Michigan student Jasmine Gosselin, this work uses synthesized harp and lush colors to create a harmonic meditation on grief, remembrance, and hope.  Commissioned by the Waterford Kettering High School Band and their conductor, Mr. Scott Adkins.  Performed at the 2015 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music) Sample Requests Email…

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

The traditional hymn is set in the classic style of great hymn-settings for band.   *JW Pepper Editor’s Choice 2014. *Bandworld Magainze Top 100, 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/Come_Thou_Fount_of_Every_Blessing-Standridge-Grade-3.mp3 Click here for score

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C141 Starlifter

The power and majesty of the C141 Starlifter is represented in this exciting work for concert band featuring soaring melodies, shimmering woodwind ostinati, and bombastic percussion. Commissioned by the 2014 Kent County Middle School Honor Band in Dover, Delaware. Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests. Part 1http://randallstandridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/C141-Starlifter-Standridge-Grade-3.mp3 Click here for score

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Zooveniers

Zooveniers was inspired by a trip to the Memphis Zoo in 2010.  During this time I had been toying around with the idea of doing a suite of miniatures; I love miniatures and the inherent challenge in making them interesting and complete musical ideas.   As I wandered the Zoo, I thought of how little time…

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Still, Still, Still

I love Christmas music.  LOVE it.  I listen to them at Christmas time, sing them, and thought that I knew most of them.  My assistant director requested an arrangement of this carol for our Junior Band, and I had no idea what he was talking about.  Somehow, this beautiful song went under my radar all…

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Snow Angels (2014)

This work was commissioned for the Century Middle School Band in Lakeville, Minnesota and their conductor, Mr. Christopher Bolson. It was written in memory of Alyssa Ettl. In this piece, I have attempted to create a musical snowscape, a joyful place where children play, laugh, and leave their mark, as they do on all of…

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Snake Charmer

Arabian scales and exotic percussion enhance the mysterious nature of this piece as it gradually accelerandos to its fiery conclusion.  *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2009.  Performed at the 2010 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  Included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band vol.8 (GIA Publications).  (Grand Mesa Music) Sample Requests Email Randall for sample requests.…

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The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree, based on an old Scottish melody, is a great lyrical showcase for your band.  I first heard this melody when playing Pentland Hills, a concert march by Howe.  “The Rowan Tree” appears in that work as the trio melody.  Ever since hearing it, it stuck with me until I finally decided to do…

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Portent

The word Portent is defined as a sign or omen that signifies an event of great importance or consequence.  I wrote this piece as a concert opener or festival selection.  Sometimes, when a composer is writing, ideas start as small seeds and grow over time.  This one, however, arrived full-blown and ready to go in one flash…

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