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Undecim (2014)

This work was commissioned by the Lake Hamilton High School Band in 2014.  Their director, Jon Shultz, has been a close friend ever since high school.  However, he has a tendency to ask me to do things last minute.  Undecim (latin for “eleven”) refers both to the eleventh hour (the last opportunity to get things…

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Pulse

Derived from the first movement of Standridge’s “Art(isms)” suite, this powerful concert work uses staccato textures and heroic melodies to create a unique concert statement.  Commissioned by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble for performance at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico.   *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2014 *Bandworld Magazine 2014 Top 100

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Argentum (2014)

This work was commissioned by my alma mater, Sheridan High School, in honor of Ron McHone’s 25 years of service.  The title, Argentum (latin for “Silver”) refers to the 25th anniversary.  A celebratory piece that fluctuates between a 7/8 feel, a 6/8 dance, and a 4/4 ballad.  It was an honor to write this piece for…

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A Yuletide Festival

The holiday songs “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Deck the Halls,” and “In Excelsis Deo” are combined into an engaging Christmas overture.   *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2012 Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

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With Every Winter’s Breath

Written in memory of a student who tragically passed away, this work celebrates life and the beautiful Colorado landscape she called home. *JW Pepper’s Editor’s Choice 2012.  Bandworld Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Band Works.  Commissioned by the 2011 Bayfield High School Band from Bayfield, Colorado. Email Randall for sample requests. Click here for score

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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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