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Aggressivo

Based on two rhythmic motifs, this tightly-knit composition is aggressively exciting from start to finish. Adding to the excitement are the composer’s brilliant, driving percussion writing and a creative use of dissonance. This is great young band writing in the composer’s tradition of Pandora, Afterburn, and Adrenaline Engines that will totally engage and thrill your students! Email Randall for…

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A Joyous Christmas

This is an irrepressibly cheerful holiday opener that incorporates the familiar carol “Joy to the World” and portions of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. The sense of celebration and happiness that both of these melodies evoke complement each other and help to create a festive seasonal work. Young musicians and audience members will enjoy the mash-up…

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Battlesong

Battlesong is a short work for young concert band that uses aggressive motivic development and percussion writing to creating a feeling of relentless force.  I wrote Battlesong to try to create a fun piece for younger bands that would keep them entertained and interested in what they were doing.  In my opinion, most young band music is just…

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Armory

Armory is a bombastic work for young band inspired by video game music. It alternates between minor and Phrygian modes to create a dark and sinister soundscape. The use of aggressive articulations and brake drum give the work an industrial and militaristic feel. Safe performances are NOT recommended. Suit up. Grab your weapon. Go to war!

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