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Galactic Fanfare

Galactic Fanfare is the first of a series of works the composer intends to write inspired by the language of movie music, entitled A Cinematic Suite.  It is written in the style of space operas and sci-fi adventures.  Featuring 12/8 time and driving rhythms, every section of the band is here treated with hyper-exciting parts,…

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Lux Spiritus

Lux Spiritus (“Spirit of Light”) was written in celebration of a Pennsylvania band director who dedicated her life and career inspiring and instructing the next generation of musicians.  The work takes the form of a celebratory fanfare followed by an energetic dance that seeks to capture the fun and energy her students experienced daily in…

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Beauty and joy are on full display in this new piece for concert band.  The classic Japanese folk song “Sakura, Sakura” (Cherry Blossoms) is heard briefly before the work presents a charming, orchestral dance that is set in counterpoint to a warm, romantic melody.  A solo for oboe (cued in Alto Saxophone), pentatonic scales, and…

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The Nine

This dramatic concert band work depicts a watershed moment in American History.  Written in honor of the Little Rock Central Nine and the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Little Rock school system, this work showcases an original spiritual by the composer (“Show Me the Light”) that is set in conflict with opposing forces…

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Frogs

Add a touch of whimsy and joy to your next concert with this new young band work.  Inspired by the composer’s love of Percy Grainger, Frogs combines many “Grainger-isms” (unexpected harmonic movement, chromaticism, and a pastoral sensibility) with quirky percussion and accessible rhythms and ranges to create a truly unique work for young band.  The inclusion…

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The Presents

Once upon a time, a young child received a most wonderful present…a set of dolls and toy soldiers that could move and talk on their own!  But, what begins as a child-like fairytale quickly turns into a story of unimgainable surprises…and TERROR!  Shock and entertain your audience with this surprising, narrative production that will keep…

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Four: On a Remix of Beethoven

Taking Beethoven’s four note “fate” motive from the first movement of his fifth symphony, composer Standridge has reimagined the symphony movement and taken it in remarkable new directions.  At first following close to the original for a powerful and exciting introduction, the work then segues into a playful gigue in compound meter, followed by a…

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Iron and Ice: A Viking Adventure

Strap into your seats and hang on for a wild musical ride as only Mr. Standridge could create!  This astonishingly exciting work spins a musical tale of a Viking Expedition into the frigid North Atlantic seas, first depicting the high spirits of the sailors as they set out to sea.  The slower middle portion of…

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DarkHeart

DarkHeart is the fifth and final movement of The Darklands Symphony, following the wildly successful first movement Darklands March. This symphony finale wraps the work up in a very gripping way, musically depicting a daring escape from the castle DarkHeart. As in the other movements, the plainchant Dies Irae is used prominently as thematic material…

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Bazaar

Bazaar takes the listener on a musical trip to the exotic markets of the Middle East.  Spices, beautiful fabrics, and priceless treasures litter the stalls while noise, aromas, and laughter fill the air.  The use of an altered scale and colorful percussion add to the exotic feel of this work, making this an exciting musical…

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