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Brave Spirit

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


Subtitle: Yǒnggǎn Jīngshén


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Symthesizer (opt. Marimba)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom, High and Low
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by a North Carolina Middle School as part of a cross-curricular multi-cultural school project, this authentic work captures the spirit of Chinese music beautifully with the use of a pentatonic scale, a synthesized mandolin, and solos for flute and piccolo. Brave Spirit begins with a slow introduction featuring a flute/piccolo duet, then launches into a stirring, tom-tom driven fast section. A peaceful middle section featuring the synthesized mandolin sound interjects before the fast melody returns to bring this wonderful Chinese-style band work to a stirring conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher


This authentic work captures the spirit of Chinese music beautifully with the use of a pentatonic scale, a synthesized mandolin, and solos for flute and piccolo. Brave Spirit begins with a slow introduction featuring a flute/piccolo duet, then launches into a stirring, tom-tom-driven fast section. A peaceful middle section featuring the synthesized mandolin sound interjects before the fast melody returns to bring this wonderful Chinese-style band work to a stirring conclusion.

- Program Note from Cockrill Middle School Honors Band concert program, 14 December 2016


Commissioned by the 2013-2014 Cuthbertson Middle School Band of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Todd and Katie Ebert.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.6 (2016): 25. Print