"Symphony no.1: A Ghost Story" for wind ensemble and electronic elements
We are very excited to invite you to join an exciting commissioning consortium project which will add a new Symphony for Band to the wind band repertoire! This new Symphony by composer Randall Standridge will be a 3 or 4 movement large scale symphony of 18 – 25 minutes in length written at a grade 5-5+ grade level, a work that would be appropriate for University, Community, and accomplished High School ensembles.
The completion date will be December 2022, and the symphony will be delivered to consortium members at that time. The Edina Concert Band will present the world premiere in March 2023, and consortium members will be able to list their performances as a “Consortium Premiere” in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2023. All consortium members will have exclusive rights to this work through March 15, 2024.
Consortium Details: Symphony no.1, A Ghost Story
Randall’s description of the intended work: A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect. A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence. My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions.
•Grade level: 5 – 5+
•Duration: 18 – 25 minutes
•Description: 3 – 4 movement, grade 5 – 5+, 18 – 25 minutes, standard wind band instrumentation, Piano/Synth, 7 percussion, and electro-acoustic elements . Any non-traditional instruments utilized will be cued for standard instruments to provide the maximum compatibility with any ensemble.
CONSORTIUM MEMBER LEVEL
Cost: *$250 upon delivery OR $125 upon joining the consortium and the remaining $125 upon delivery.
• printed, bound and signed score sent by physical mail
• score/parts in electronic PDF format
• following the premiere by the Edina High School Concert Band, March, 2023, consortium members will have exclusive performance rights to the work through March 15, 2024.
• virtual composer visit with your institution (based upon mutually agreeable dates/times)
• Option to have Mr. Standridge visit your institution (based on mutually agreeable dates/times/availability).
• names of consortium institutions and conductors to be listed in score/program notes.
• Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony.
Score and parts delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.
CONSORTIUM PATRON LEVEL
•An autographed/bound copy of the score sent by physical mail
•Listed as a “patron” in the score and score program notes.
•Access to a “video diary” that will detail the process of composing the symphony
Score delivery after December 15, 2022 and receipt of consortium payment.
Current Consortium Members
Edina High School (MN) – Paul Kile, Director (Commissioning Party, Consortium Lead)
Angelo State University (TX) – Dr. Jonathan D. Alvis
Arkansas State University (AR) – Dr. Tim Oliver
Atlanta Freedom Bands (GA) – Dr. Kathleen N. Fallin
Blacksburg High School Band (VA) – Darrell Pearman, Conductor
Croatan High School (NC) – Mike Self
Cuthbertson High School (NC) – Todd Ebert
Davie County High School (NC) – Matthew Brusseau
Dordt University (IA) – Dr. Onsby Rose
East Central University (OK) – Dr. Nicholaus Meyers
Eastern Arizona College Wind Ensemble (AZ) – Geoff DeSpain
Eastern Winds Symphony (NJ) – Todd Nichols
Farmington High School (MN) – Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska,
Fremont High School Wind Ensemble (UT) – Jacob Bradshaw
Gardner Edgerton High School (OK) – Will Biggs and Hannah Stevens
Grosse Pointe North High School Wind Symphony (MI) – Thomas Torrento
Hudson High School (WI) – Ryan McCarthy and Nick Syman
Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY) – Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer
Lake Hamilton High School (AR) – Jon Shultz
Mid America Freedom Band (MO) – Lee Hartman
Millersville University (PA) – Dr. Joe Cernuto
Minneapolis Southwest High School (MN) – Reid Wixson
Minnesota Junior Winds (MN) – Charles Weise and Geneva Fitzsimonds
Missouri Southern State University (MO) – Dr. Brandon Robinson
Montgomery County Concert Band (PA) – Charles Neidhardt
Navarro College (TX) – Joshua Buckrucker
North Hills High School (PA) – Len Lavelle and Lucas Beaver
Orono High School (MN) – Timothy Arnold and Jennifer Runck
Presidio High School (TX) – Ron Snapp
Princeton High School Symphonic Winds (MN) – Jim Baxter,
Tarleton State University (TX) – Dr. David Robinson
University of Central Missouri (MO) – Dr. Anthony Pursell
University of Dubuque (IA) – Dr. Nolan Hauta
University of St. Thomas (MN) – Dr. Matthew George
Viewmont High School (UT) – Dan Chaston
Waconia High School (MN) – Nick Hansberry and Alli Wilmes
Wayzata High School (MN) – Dr. Donald Krubsack
Winona State University (MN) – Dr. Melanie Brooks
The Woodlands Concert Band (TX) – Dr. Paul Worosello
A ghost story is always about more than just the “ghost” aspect. A really great ghost story is a meditation on mortality, grief, love, loss, guilt, forgiveness, and transcendence. My goal with the work will be to evoke all of these emotions by tapping into both symphonic and cinematic traditions.
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