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Earthdawn

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 begins to wake as the first rays of sunlight…

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Where Words End…

Sometimes, music is not “about” anything. It exists solely for the beautiful sounds it creates and the emotions derived from that aesthetic experience.Where Words End… falls firmly into this category of music. This expressive piece makes creative use of the ranges and colors available for young bands to create a truly remarkable new work for…

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Alarm

Sound the alarms! This bombastic work will make an exciting addition to your next concert and keep your students motivated from rehearsal to rehearsal. Searing dissonances, tri-tones, and syncopated rhythms have been utilized carefully to create a challenging, yet achievable piece with active parts for all players. Sure to be a hit with musicians and…

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Thrash

This unique and highly aggressive work was inspired by the heavy metal bands of the 1980s. Capturing the driving rhythms, dissonant harmonies, and savage sense of musical motion, this “heavy metal overture” relies on percussion and orchestrated power chords. Wow! Published by FJH Music Click here for score

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El Zorro Rojo (Concert March)

This spirited concert march portrays the lighthearted, mischievous nature as well as the flowing and graceful beauty of this wonderful creature, the red fox. Vibrant Spanish harmonies and the buoyant 3/4 time signature give this march a decidedly stimulating and exotic character. Published by Alfred Music Click here for score

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When Summer’s In the Meadow

With its title originating in one of the most poignant, nostalgic lines of text in the Irish folk song “Danny Boy”, Standridge has created a dreamily beautiful setting of this beloved song, accessible to young bands. A number of scoring elements elevate this approachable work to a higher musical plane, including a unison clarinet section,…

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March of the Arachnids

“March of the Arachnids” is the second movement in the composer’s “Garden Suite”, following “Frogs” from 2018. “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Shoo Fly” serve as its primary melodic material, though given a minor mode and 6/8 twist. Composer Standridge shows off his chops brilliantly by combining the two melodies for a rousing ending. This…

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Legacy Overture

This overture was written in memory of Dr. John Wacker, former Director of Bands at Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado, who tragically lost his life in a car accident on his way to playing a gig on his trumpet in 2014. Many aspects of Dr. Wacker’s personality are reflected in Legacy Overture, including his…

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To Horizons Unseen

Honoring the career of an Illinois band director upon her retirement, this gorgeous work comes off as an epic musical journey that is full of surprises. An oboe soloist (always cued) is featured in the lyrical yet emotionally powerful opening section. A spirited jig in 6/8 time takes over after the slow introduction. As the…

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Pacifica

The West Coast has a reputation for being at the forefront of technology and innovation; it is also an area of great natural beauty. This duality of technology and nature provides the inspiration for this work. Staccato musical elements create a decidedly digital effect, contrasting stylistically with more lyrical melodies that represent the vistas of…

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