Written in memory of a student who tragically passed away, this work celebrates life and the beautiful Colorado landscape she called home. *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2012. Bandworld Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Band Works. Commissioned by the 2011 Bayfield High School Band from Bayfield, Colorado. Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score
That Old Hound Dog Rag was inspired by my two dogs, Toby and Angel. They are very entertaining to watch, almost like a comedy team. This tune came into my head one day as I was watching them. Not many pets can say they’ve been immortalized in song, huh? Anyway, I hope you enjoy this piece…
Anger, aggression, fury…all of these emotions are explored in this explosive work featuring dissonant harmonies, thundering percussion, and vocalizations from the ensemble.
*JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2011. Bandworld Magazine’s 2011 Top 100 Band Works.