Fiat Lux

Program Notes Fiat Lux.  “Let there be light.” In 2019, I was very fortunate to be invited to the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio) to serve as the clinician/composer-in-residence for a conference and honors event they were hosting. During my travels, I meet all kinds of people, and, generally speaking, I get along with them. …

Shadow Cove March

Program Notes I am definitely a child of the media age, by which I mean this:  my life, like many of yours, is completely immersed in entertainment.  Movies, Books, TV Shows, Comic Books…and now streaming movies, streaming tv shows, video games, digital books, podcasts…we are drowning in entertainment.  And I love every minute of it.…

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…