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Dragon Lord, The

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


Subtitle: FLEX BAND: For Adaptable Instrumentation


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Piano (optional)
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Anvil (optional)
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes (optional)
  • Crash Cymbal (optional)
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Finger Cymbal
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (optional)
  • Tambourine (optional)
  • Wind Chimes (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A few years back, I created a narrative work for concert band entitled The Darklands Symphony, which told the tale of several characters and places that I have created over the years in my imagination through stories, art, and, finally, music. All of the pieces were at the Grade 2-2.5 level, and were very well received. I thought I was done with the Darklands.

I was wrong.

New stories and new figures have populated that world, and I felt drawn to the subject matter again. Thus, we are beginning a whole new volume, titled Tales from the Darklands. Unlike the symphony, the Tales series will not be one long story but, rather, small individual tales that give more back story and depth to the Darklands Universe. Also, the entire Tales series will be written at the Grade 1-1.5 level, opening up the Darklands to a whole new level of players.

The Dragon Lord is a mythical figure from the Darklands, who is said to live in the mountains that border the kingdom. His shadow is occasionally glimpsed flying above the clouds, and, more often, his lonely, terrifying roar can be heard echoing from the ebony cliffs where only fools would dare to go. In this piece, we come face to face with this monstrous giant in all of his fury and power.

- Program Note by composer


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