Randall D. Standridge

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

Concert Band Music

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GRADE 4


Argentum

This overture style work mixes 7/8, 6/8, and 4/4 time with 3 distinct themes to create a tapestry of celebrations.  Written for my alma mater, Sheridan High School, and their conductors, Mr. Ron McHone and Mr. Dennis Wolfe.  Bandworld Magazine 2015 Top 100 Band Works.  (Grand Mesa Music)


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.  (FJH Music)


Undecim

Commissioned by the 2014 Lake Hamilton High School Band of Pearcy, AR.  Their director, Jon Shultz, has been a close friend ever since high school.  He also has a penchant for asking me to do things at the last minute, giving me only 2 week to write this piece (which actually ended up being 2 days, as I had several other projects already scheduled).  The title "Undecim" is latin for "eleven" referring both to the eleventh hour (the last opportunity to do things) and the metric feel of the beginning of the work.  (Alfred Music)



GRADE 5


Art(isms)

This work represents various movements of art in its three movements (Pointillism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism).  Commissioned by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble for performance at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Self-Published