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High Voltage

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Synthesizer
Sound FX
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block (2)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Stun your students and audience with this electrifying work that uses vivid sound effects to create a thundering soundscape. You'll harness the raw power of electricity with the exciting rhythms, clever percussion writing, a very approachable synthesizer part, and a myriad of thunder and electrical sounds that will add a new dimension to your program. Batteries not required!

- Program Note by publisher


We live in an electric world. Our homes, our phones, our televisions, our games, our music, and our lives are all tied to this source of energy. It has the power to create and destroy. It is truly one of the most awesome forces in our universe. High Voltage attempts to convey the energy and excitement of electricity racing across the sky, across wires, and across the world.

When conceiving this piece, I knew that I wanted to incorporate electronic effects to enhance the meaning and programmatic nature of the work. This work uses both a synthesizer and a set of sound effects to help create the aural experience for both the audience and the player. The work may be successfully performed without either of these effects, but it will definitely lose some of its, if you will pardon the pun, “spark”.

This work was commissioned by the Lake Hamilton band program (Pearcy, Ark.) and the Sheridan band program (Sheridan, Ark.) for a joint performance of their beginning bands.

- Program Note from Arbor Creek Middle School Honors Band concert program, 22 December 2017


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


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Performances

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