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Little Suite for Band (Standridge)

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


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General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Movements

1. Ayre - 1:15
2. Gigue - 0:50
3. Ballad - 1:35
4. March - 0:55


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This delightful suite contains four complementary movements. The opening “Ayre,” marked “Lightly”, is in the key of E major, while the contrasting second movement, “Gigue,” marked “Moderate dance,” is in c minor. The next movement, the “Ballad,” begins with a clarinet section soli in the low register. This movement is marked “In a singing style,” and returns to the key center of E major, while the concluding “March”, marked “Moderate”, is in B-flat major.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Some of my favorite pieces for young band are the “little suites” by Leroy Jackson (Little English Suite, Little Scotch Suite, Little Irish Suite). These pieces are incredible teaching tools for young band, with their changing style, changing meters, and changing keys. Unfortunately, as of this writing, all three are out of print. It is my love of these pieces and my love of suites for band that inspired this work.

Little Suite for Concert Band is in four movements. It begins with a light and flowing Ayre. The second movement is a Gigue in a minor key. This is followed by a lovely, legato Ballad. The piece concludes with a lively pastoral March.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/9 (April 2015), p. 38.