Utopia

Randall Standridge · Utopia (Grade 4, Randall Standridge, Wind Ensemble) Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Utopia We are all different and you know what?  That’s okay.  Great, in fact. One thing that has always made me want to scream is when people, in an effort to build bridges or make certain populations feel welcome, say “well,…

Dominion

Randall Standridge · Dominion (Concert Band, Grade 2) – Randall Standridge Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Dominion Dominion doesn’t tell a story so much as it conveys an idea and a feeling.  With this work, I wanted to convey a sense of power, grandeur, and fantasy.  As I listen, I imagine magical lands populated by vast…

Providence

Randall Standridge · Providence (Grade 4, Wind Ensemble) – Randall Standridge Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Providence Nestled on the western edge of Georgia is Providence Canyon.  Also known as the “Little Grand Canyon”, this beautiful state park, with its steep cliffs and red clay coloring” is both peaceful and majestic.  This work attempts to capture…

Gallowglass

Randall Standridge · Gallowglass (Grade 3, Concert Band) – Randall Standridge Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Gallowglass Gallowglass is a musical representation of the “Gallowglass” of 13th-16th century Ireland.  They were an elite class of mercenary warriors. Originally, this term applied to settlers who descended from Norse-Gaelic clans, but eventually came to be a designation…

Affirmation

Randall Standridge · Affirmation (Peace Love And Music), Grade 3, Concert Band Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Affirmation This one is for all the outcasts, the geeks, the marginalized, the wallflowers, and the people who are “different.” Every once in a while, I believe you get to “say something” with a piece of music. When…

Spring

Randall Standridge · Spring (Concert Band, Grade 1 – Randall Standridge) Sample Score (CLICK HERE!) About Spring I love the seasons.  I love the way they mark our lives and provide different context and emotions throughout the year. Spring, to me, is a season of new beginnings and rebirth.  Today is March 14, 2021, and…