The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost’s classic poem is brought to life in this emotionally effective show that is sure to please performers, audiences, and judges. Some material used in this show is copyrighted; permission to use it must be secured along with purchase of this show (“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver) Email Randall for sample…

Dragon Lord, The

Program Notes A few years back, I created a narrative work for concert band entitled The Darklands Symphony, which told the tale of several characters and places that I have created over the years in my imagination through stories, art, and, finally, music.  All of the pieces were at the Grade 2-2.5 level, and were…

A Festival of Carols

Program Notes The Christmas season is full of lights, colors, foods, and most importantly…music.  The long tradition of Christmas carols is rich in its tapestry of styles, melodies, and overall feeling of good-will.  It is from this plethora of songs that I have assembled this medley for young ensembles, A Festival of Carols; in this…

Starfire Fanfare

Recently, at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, I had an interesting conversation with a director.  She said that she wished there was more beginning band repertoire that taught 6/8, and that most of what she had found was too hard.  I put this conversation in the back of my brain and let it cook…

Reign v2.5

Randall Standridge has combined original material with themes from his wind ensemble work Deus Ex Machina, as well as Saint-Saens Samson and Delilah, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to create a cinematic show that imagines a far off land of magic, adventure, and excitement. Altered scales and creative use of sound design and percussion scoring add to…

Taiko

Inspired by the art of Japanese drumming, this work features three taiko drummers (optional toms or marching bass drums) to create an exciting soundscape of rhythm, harmony, and texture.  A great selection for your next concert or festival performance.  Written for 9+ players, and scored for Mallet 1 (metallic), Mallet 2 (wood), Timpani, Drummer 1,…

Fur Elise

Amuse, Entertain, and educate your performers and audience with this whimsical new percussion ensemble arrangement of Beethoven’s well known theme. This work offers flexibility with two optional parts and optional doublings to serve percussion ensembles of many sizes. Scored for Bells (with optional vibes), Marimba 1, Marimba 2 (optional), Timpani, Percussion 1 (Bongos/Triangle), Percussion 2…

Beginners Rock

I have been a full time composer so long that sometimes, I think, people forget that I started my career as an educator.  I was a band director for twelve years in Harrisburg, AR, and when I say I was a band director, what I actually mean is I was THE band director (for eight…

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

War, Pestilence, Famine, and Death are illustrated in this dramatic suite for Wind Ensemble. This work was commissioned by the Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony and their conductor, Calvin Hofer, with the generous support of Karen Combs Peace, Love, and Music. Published by Randall Standridge Music, LLC PRICING:  Digital Copy (PDF and Site License) -…

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point is a minimalistic work for Wind Ensemble that is inspired by the coasts of the Great Lakes.  One can easily step up to the water’s edge, gazing off to the horizon, and let one’s imagination and creativity go where it will.  It is a truly magical place, and I hope this work captures some…