Mechanical Monsters (flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
C Instruments (Treble Clef, High and Low)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Mallets
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments (High and Low)

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Saxophones
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Clarinets
  • E-flat Saxophones

F Instruments

  • Horn in F

C Instruments (Bass Clef, High and Low)

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Cello

C Instruments (Alto Clef)

  • Viola

Piano (or Synthesizer) (optional)
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Metallic Objects (2)
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum

Backing tracks


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mechanical Monsters was born out of my love of two things:

1) B-monster movies from the 50s and 60s.
2) Teaching beginning band

When writing for young band, I always try to ask myself, “what would I have LOVED to play at that age?” In this work, the sounds of metal and gears are used to overlay a repeating, plodding groove that suggests something shambling its way across a darkened countryside, drawing ever closer to the unsuspecting city dwellers, completely unaware of the havoc that is about to befall them. My younger self would have relished this mental image, and I hope your young band students will too. Peace, Love, and Music (and imminent destruction, haha!)

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

While each part may be used for any instrument in that key, the instruments listed are suggested for the best overall sound and range compatibility.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) University Band (Kate Paulen, conductor) - 4 May 2022

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