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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum (pair and suspended)
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Thrash is inspired by the heavy metal and hard rock bands of the 1980s. I was in junior high at the time, and my cassette player was regularly the home of Iron Maiden, Metallica, King Diamond, and countless others. To this day, I still love heavy metal music, and am always excited by the driving rhythms, dissonant harmonies, and the savage sense of musical motion.

My love of overtures and heavy metal combined into the piece you see before you. Although it is in standard ternary (ABA) format, it uses the harmonies and rhythms of heavy metal to show the concert band overture in a different light, a darker light, if you will.

This work was commissioned by the East Stroudsburg Area High School North Symphonic Band, East Stroudsburg, Penn., and Paul M. Bakner, director. I wish to thank them for trusting me with this project and for allowing me to try a grand experiment, one that I hope was successful.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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