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Frogs

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: I+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Low Reeds
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Frog Guiro
  • Jam Sticks (2)
  • Marimba
  • Rainstick
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibra-slap
  • Xylophone

Sound FX (optional)


Errata

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Program Notes

Inspired by the composer's love of Percy Aldridge Grainger, Frogs combines many "Grainger-isms" with quirky percussion and accessible rhythms and ranges to create a truly unique work. The inclusion of the "frog" and optional sound effects add the final points of charm to this work,.

- Program Note by publisher


Frogs ignites the imagination of young musicians while introducing them to unusual and sophisticated compositional techniques. Randall Standridge represents the sounds of abundant swamp life with small melodic leaps to bring jumping frogs to mind; low brass melodies to imitate bullfrogs croaking; and trills to simulate flies, gnats and other insects buzzing about. This concert work is a nod to the innovative music of Percy Aldridge Grainger. Chromaticism, unresolved moments, surprising harmonic shifts, folk dance charm and other “Graingerisms” abound in this delightful and artful composition.

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 21 December 2018


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