Flex Series

Deus Ex Machina (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS WORK.  IT INCLUDES FLEX INSTRUMENTATION, ONLINE PRACTICE TOOLS,  AND COPYABLE PARTS (restrictions apply).  SEE SCORE FOR DETAILS

Some people say I suffer from an overactive imagination.

That is not try.  I don’t suffer from it at all.  I enjoy every minute of it.

I remember being in English class in high school, and learning about classical plays.  Mrs. Eggburn (my fantastic 11th Grade English teacher) mentioned the “Deus Ex Machina,” or “God of the Machine.”  I’m not sure what she said after that because my mind was busy envisioning an ancient God brought into the modern age, with glowing neon eyes, speakers inside his mouth, and pulsing circuits growing out from his body into his temple built of circuit boards.  It’s an image that has stayed with me ever since every time I hear that particular term.

This work for concert band combines exotic scales, cinematic scoring, digital effects, and a dub-step feel to create a truly unique experience for the player and audience.  Is it pop? Is it symphonic? Does it matter? Music is music and it’s either effective or it’s not.

Deus Ex Machina was commissioned by the Georgia Music Educators District Six for their 9ths-10th grade honor band.  They were very kind by allowing me to write something that was far outside the norm, and I will always be grateful.

Peace, Love, and Music.

Published by Randall Standridge Music, LLC

 

DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS (Downloadable)

Click Track 1 (Performance Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

Click Track 2 (Slow Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

Percussion/Synth Backing Track (Performance Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

Percussion/Synth Backing Track (Slow Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

Full Ensemble with Click Track (Performance Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

Full Ensemble with Click Track (Slow Tempo, 2 measure introduction)

 

PRICING: 

SPECIAL SALE! – Buy One work and receive a 50% Discount on a digital download of it’s flex/standard counterpart!)  Only good through Randall Standridge Music directly…if you have already purchased one of the versions, send us a receipt of the first purchase and still receive the 50% discount on the corresponding Flex/Standard download.

Digital Copy (PDF and Site License) – $80

Printed Copy – $75

Sound FX Download:  Click Here

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