Randall D. Standridge

Composer - Arranger - Drill Designer - Colorguard - Educator - Artist - Writer

Concert Band Music

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GRADE 3


C141 Starlifter

The power and majesty of the C141 Starlifter is represented in this exciting work for concert band featuring soaring melodies, shimmering woodwind ostinati, and bombastic percussion.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2015.  (Grand Mesa Music)

Commissioned by the 2014 Kent County Middle School Honor Band in Dover, Delaware.


Celebration Tribalesque

The sounds and meters of tribal chants are used to create a truly exciting and dance-like work.  

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2011.  Bandworld Magazine's 2011 Top 100 Band works.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

The traditional hymn is set in the classic style of great hymn-settings for band.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2014.  Performed at the 2014 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Companion of My Voice

A work written in Memory of Michigan student Jasmine Gosselin, this work uses synthesized harp and lush colors to create a harmonic meditation on grief, remembrance, and hope.  Commissioned by the Waterford Kettering High School Band and their conductor, Mr. Scott Adkins.  Performed at the 2015 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Danse Bohémien

Written in the style of the classic orchestral dances, this concert work features dancing melodies and an unforgettable mallet feature.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2010.  Performed at the 2011 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  Bandworld Magazine's Top 100 Band Works.  Written for the 2009 Harrisburg High School Band from Harrisburg, Arkansas.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Danse Carnivale

The second of Standridge's "Danse" series, this work features humorous juxtapositions between loud and soft, fast and slow.  Brahms would be proud!  JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2013. Performed at the 2013 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Gemini Fanfare

This fanfare features regal brass and running woodwinds all active within a polytonic landscape. Commissioned by the 2013 Lake Hamilton High School Band, Pearcy, Arkansas.  Self-Published


Gently Blows the Summer Wind

This work uses the ideas of gentle summer breezes and the fleeting nature to time to paint a musical portrait in honor of two students who had passed away. (Grand Mesa Music)

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2008.  Commissioned by the Salem High School Band in 2007.  *Included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 10 (GIA Publications)


Holiday Galop

The hoilday tunes "Jingle Bells," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas", "Deck the Halls", "The Twelve Days of Christmas", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" are combined in the style of a classic galop.  A sure winner for your holiday concert.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2013.  (Wingert-Jones)


Imaginarium

This work depicts a factory of dreams and ideas with a cinematic flair.  Commissioned by the Association of Texas Small School Bands for the 2015 All-State Band.  (Grand Mesa Music)


In Endless Song

The hymn "How Can I Keep From Singing" is set in the style of classic hymn-tune settings for band.

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2014.  (Wingert-Jones)


In Late November

The fall is used as a metaphor for the later years of life in this melancholy lyrical work for band.  (Grand Mesa Music)


In Paths of Truth and Grace

This setting of the hymn "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" begins with a solemn motive before rising to a spiritual shout.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2015.  (Wingert-Jones)


Kinetic Dances

7/8 and 4/4 meters are used to create an exciting symphonic dance for concert band. Commissioned by the 2014 C.H. Yoe High School Band for the 2014 Texas Music Educator's Conference.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2015.  (FJH Music)


Metrodance

This energetic concert work was inspired by the frenetic energy of New York City.

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2012.  (Wingert-Jones)


Rage

Anger, aggression, fury...all of these emotions are explored in this explosive work featuring dissonant harmonies, thundering percussion, and vocalizations from the ensemble.  (Wingert-Jones)

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2011.  Bandworld Magazine's 2011 Top 100 Band Works.


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 Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music)


The Soft-Shoe Rag

The art of soft-shoe dancing is referenced in this rag-time work for concert band.  (Grand Mesa Music)


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)


That Old Hound Dog Rag

Inspired by the antics of his two dogs, Standridge creates a vaudeville landscape of rag-time sounds in this audience pleasing homage to the music of yesteryear.  (Grand Mesa Music)

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2009.  Performed at the 2010 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.


Timepiece

This powerful concert opener uses Windsor Chimes as its primary motive and develops from there into a complex, minimalistic work for concert band.  *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2015.  (Wingert-Jones)


Tomorrow's Celebration

Beginning with a triumphant fanfare, this piece takes off with syncopated dance melodies to celebrate the joy of life.  2013 Bandworld Magazine's Top 100.  (Wingert-Jones)


When the Spring Rain Begins to Fall

The gentle sound of nature's tears are captured in this musical poem, featuring sound effects and a beautiful, yet achievable piano part. *JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2013.  Performed at the 2013 Midwest Music Clinic in Chicago.  (Grand Mesa Music)


Whiplash

Mixed-Meter and liberal use of the Whipcrack are used to create this engaging, high energy work. Commissioned by the 2014 Southwest Missouri Music Educator's Association.  JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2014.  (Wingert-Jones)


The Witching Hour

The darkest hour of the night is brought to life in this attaca suite, separated by the chiming of each quarter hour.  Eerie use of a synthesizer adds to the creepy mood of this colorful work for young band.  (Grand Mesa Music)


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.  (Grand Mesa Music)


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.   (Wingert-Jones)

*JW Pepper's Editor's Choice 2012