Boom Boom Galop, The

Ramp up the adrenaline to a whole new level with this fast-paced work. Written in the style of an exhilarating traditional galop, it’s the perfect way to bring your performance to a rousing conclusion. The contrasting sections are punctuated by the humorous “boom-boom” exclamations of the bass drum that can’t help but be noticed and…

Marzo Zingaro

This march portrays the image of a lone wanderer happily marching across the Italian countryside. The first strain evokes a daring and adventurous mood as the trek into the unknown begins. As the journey progresses the atmosphere lightens, taking on a happier style as beautiful scenery unfolds along the way.   Randall Standridge · Marzo…

Tanchozuru

This fascinating work utilizes the pentatonic scale to paint a portrait of the beautiful red-crowned crane in flight. The playful melody is passed from section to section, allowing all of your players to shine in this multicultural piece. A perfect choice for your next festival, contest, or community performance.   Randall Standridge · Tanchōzuru (Grade…

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…

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…