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Fanfare for the 16th Empire

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
C Instruments (T.C.)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Mallets
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • B-flat Saxophones

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Clarinets
  • E-flat Saxophones

F Instruments

  • Horn in F

C Instruments (B.C., High)

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Euphonium
  • String Bass
  • Trombone

C Instruments (B.C., Low)

  • Tuba

Piano/Synthesizer (optional)
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals (optional)
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For those of you that are unaware, I was a band director for twelve years. During my time in that occupation, I created many works that had specific educational goals, but would also fit into our concert repertoire as, what I hoped, would be engaging pieces for both the players and the audience. I always struggled to find music that introduced new concepts in achievable, yet meaningful, ways.

Fanfare for the 16th Empire is a concert fanfare for young ensembles that serves many purposes. It is primarily intended as a tool to develop young players’ abilities to correctly time, articulate, and perform sixteenth notes. Secondly, it is intended to be an exciting work that makes the students run to rehearsal, slinging their bookbags across the room in their hurry to get their instruments out and get seated, ready to play. Lastly, it was a chance for me to satisfy both the educator and composer sides of my personality, as the work is a fanfare for an imaginary “lost” empire, full of kings, warriors, vast armies, and adventurous terrain.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

While each part may be used for any instrument in that key, the instruments listed in parentheses are suggested for the best overall sound and range compatibility. Some parts contain optional octaves. The director/performer should select the octave that is best suited for their instrument and range.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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