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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


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Subtitle: The Darklands Part V: Escape from DarkHeart Castle


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Suspended Crash Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The final movement of The Darklands Symphony wraps the work up in a very gripping way, musically depicting a daring escape from the castle DarkHeart. Its dark, brooding nature is portrayed by the driving rhythms, dissonances and trills. The plainchant Dies Irae is used prominently as thematic material that ties the entire symphony together.

- Program Note by publisher


Randall D. Standridge has written many rhythmic, modern works to aid developing bands in training fingers and tongues to move and address subdivision and part independence. DarkHeart is an intense piece and is the fifth and final movement of The Darklands Symphony, following the wildly successful first movement, Darklands March. This symphony wraps the work up in a very gripping way, using an incessant pulse to musically depict a daring escape from the castle DarkHeart. As in other movements, the plainchant Dies Irae and layered parts of varied rhythmic complexity are used prominently as thematic material that ties the entire symphony together.

- Program Note from Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds concert program, 15 December 2016


Commissioned Buc Backers for the Red Bank Regional Band (Little Silver, N.J.) and their director, Kevin Pryor.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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