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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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Of Monsters and Men

Mary Shelley’s literary classic is musically retold in this thrilling adaptation for concert band. Inspired by three scenes from the book, listeners are transported from the frigid arctic wasteland where the novel begins, to the eerie graveyards and laboratory where the monster is created, and finally to the terrifying climax. Styled after the Gothic soundtracks…

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The Joyful Rose of Winter

Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring are blended together in this lyric work for concert band. The simple and moving beauty of each hymn complements the other as motifs are traded back and forth before arriving at a triumphant climax. Appropriate for winter or holiday concerts, contests and festivals, or any occasion…

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Dark Ride

Take a moonlit chase through a darkened forest in this haunting piece written in a galop-esque character that adds to the thrill. This thrilling work features dissonant harmonies, driving percussion, and optional synthesizer to create everything from an organ to voices and an eerie harpsichord. A frighteningly good choice that offers something a little different…

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High Voltage

Stun your students and audience with this electrifying work that uses vivid sound effects to create a thundering soundscape. You’ll harness the raw power of electricity with the exciting rhythms, clever percussion writing, a very approachable synthesizer part, and a myriad of thunder and electrical sounds that will add a new dimension to your program.…

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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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