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Vanishing Point (Flex)

THIS VERSION IS FOR FLEX BAND/ADAPTABLE INSTRUMENTATION Vanishing Point is a minimalistic work for Wind Ensemble that is inspired by the coasts of the Great Lakes.  One can easily step up to the water’s edge, gazing off to the horizon, and let one’s imagination and creativity go where it will.  It is a truly magical place,…

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Havana Nights (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND VERSION OF THIS WORK My musical tastes are wildly eclectic.  One moment, you might find me enjoying Beethoven’s symphonies and the other you might find me head-banging to Iron Maiden.  I have never been a musical snob and I value and love the entire array of sounds, rhythms, and textures…

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Earthdawn (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS WORK Imagine that every day holds the possibility of hope.  Imagine that every day holds the possibility of goodness and love.  Imagine that every day holds the potential for creation. These are the ideas that spawned Earthdawn. This works paints the picture of a lush landscape that…

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Starfire Fanfare (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS WORK Recently, at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, I had an interesting conversation with a director.  She said that she wished there was more beginning band repertoire that taught 6/8, and that most of what she had found was too hard.  I put this conversation in…

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Festival of Carols, A (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS WORK Program Notes The Christmas season is full of lights, colors, foods, and most importantly…music.  The long tradition of Christmas carols is rich in its tapestry of styles, melodies, and overall feeling of good-will.  It is from this plethora of songs that I have assembled this medley…

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Dragon Lord, The (Flex)

THIS IS THE FLEX BAND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS WORK Program Notes A few years back, I created a narrative work for concert band entitled The Darklands Symphony, which told the tale of several characters and places that I have created over the years in my imagination through stories, art, and, finally, music.  All of the…

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The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost’s classic poem is brought to life in this emotionally effective show that is sure to please performers, audiences, and judges. Some material used in this show is copyrighted; permission to use it must be secured along with purchase of this show (“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver) Email Randall for sample…

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Dragon Lord, The

Program Notes A few years back, I created a narrative work for concert band entitled The Darklands Symphony, which told the tale of several characters and places that I have created over the years in my imagination through stories, art, and, finally, music.  All of the pieces were at the Grade 2-2.5 level, and were…

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A Festival of Carols

Program Notes The Christmas season is full of lights, colors, foods, and most importantly…music.  The long tradition of Christmas carols is rich in its tapestry of styles, melodies, and overall feeling of good-will.  It is from this plethora of songs that I have assembled this medley for young ensembles, A Festival of Carols; in this…

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