Choose Joy

Randall Standridge · Choose Joy (Grade 3, Randall Standridge) • • • Sample Score:  (Click Here!) • • • About Choose Joy Choose Joy! Inspired by a high school student who found happy moments even in the face of cancer, this uplifting work from Randall Standridge combines engaging rhythms, energetic melodies, bombastic percussion, and hints…

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…

El Zorro Rojo (Concert March)

This spirited concert march portrays the lighthearted, mischievous nature as well as the flowing and graceful beauty of this wonderful creature, the red fox. Vibrant Spanish harmonies and the buoyant 3/4 time signature give this march a decidedly stimulating and exotic character. Published by Alfred Music Click here for score

Legacy Overture

This overture was written in memory of Dr. John Wacker, former Director of Bands at Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado, who tragically lost his life in a car accident on his way to playing a gig on his trumpet in 2014. Many aspects of Dr. Wacker’s personality are reflected in Legacy Overture, including his…

Pacifica

The West Coast has a reputation for being at the forefront of technology and innovation; it is also an area of great natural beauty. This duality of technology and nature provides the inspiration for this work. Staccato musical elements create a decidedly digital effect, contrasting stylistically with more lyrical melodies that represent the vistas of…