From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

Subtitle: Song of the Red-Crowned Crane

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • China Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This fascinating work utilizes the pentatonic scale to paint a portrait of the beautiful red-crowned crane in flight. The playful melody is passed from section to section, allowing all players to shine in this multicultural piece.

- Program Note from publisher

Tanchōzuru (translated from Japanese as "red-crowned crane") is a work for young band that is inspired by the beauty and elegance of the beautiful bird that shares the same name. The piece utilizes the pentatonic scale as well as some Japanese influenced rhythms and textures to create a musical sketch of the crane in flight.

The red-crowned crane is considered to be a symbol of: loyalty (they mate for life), strength (they fly for hundreds of miles without tiring), and happiness (they are fabled to live one thousand years).

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: LMEA Band 2017-18 Additions Gr II
  • Texas: II. Complete


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