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The Witching Hour

This macabre work for concert band musically illustrates the time of night when dark forces gather to celebrate and do their mischief. Four connected quarters of the piece are all announced by “Big Ben” chime statements, and include “The Gathering”, “Spells and Incantations”, “The Witches’ Dance”, and “The Witches’ Flight”. The composer’s talent for creating…

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That Old Hound Dog Rag

That Old Hound Dog Rag was inspired by my two dogs, Toby and Angel.  They are very entertaining to watch, almost like a comedy team.  This tune came into my head one day as I was watching them.  Not many pets can say they’ve been immortalized in song, huh?  Anyway, I hope you enjoy this piece…

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Steel

Pop inspired syncopation, active percussion, and memorable melodies are used to create a truly energetic concert work.  *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2011.  Performed at the 2012 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  Bandworld’s Magainze 2011 Top 100 Band Works.  (Grand Mesa Music) Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

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Ruckus

Jazz, Rock, and Symphonic sensibilities clash in this unique work for concert band, featuring 5/4 meters and creative use of orchestrations.  Commissioned by the 2013 Central Cass High School Band from Casselton, North Dakota.   * JW Pepper Editor’s Choice 2014   * Performed at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Email Randall for…

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Rage

Anger, aggression, fury…all of these emotions are explored in this explosive work featuring dissonant harmonies, thundering percussion, and vocalizations from the ensemble. *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2011.  Bandworld Magazine’s 2011 Top 100 Band Works. Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

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