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Precious Lord, Take My Hand

About the inspiration for the work Music can serve many purposes. It can inspire, it can illustrate, it can cause waves of emotion…and it can comfort. I’m sure many of us have had moments in our lives when our greatest comfort was a favorite song, melody, or great work. 2020 has been a stressful year.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Vanishing Point (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 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…

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Havana Nights (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 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…

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Earthdawn (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 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…

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Beginners Rock! (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 I have been a full time composer so long that sometimes, I think, people forget that I started my career as an educator.  I was a band director for twelve…

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Starfire Fanfare (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 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,…

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