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Adrenaline Engines

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Mallets I-II (Bells/Xylophone/optional Marimba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cymbals (crash, suspended, ride, and china crash)
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Woodblocks


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In 2008, I wrote a piece entitle Afterburn, which I premiered with my junior high ensemble. The kids loved the piece; even more amazing was the response from my high school band students. The next day, I was bombarded with requests from the senior band members that boiled down to 'We want to play something like that!' I was happy to oblige, and Adrenaline Engines was born.

Adrenaline Engines is essentially Afterburn part 2. It explores some of the same rhythmic and motivic ideas, but it is written for more advanced players. There are time signature changes, key changes, timpani changes, etc. ... and the rhythmic and melodic challenges are greater.

Adrenaline Engines was also the result of a commission from George Pokorski, band director at Marion Middle School in Marion, Arkansas. He wished to commission a piece to premiere with the Arkansas Small Band Association All-Star Band. He premiered the piece with that ensemble in the Spring of 2009.

I hope you, your students, and your audience will enjoy the thundering percussion, driving rhythms, and kinetic (sometimes frenetic) energy that I tried to imbue in this work.

- Program Notes by composer


Coupling exciting rhythmic motifs with sophisticated harmonies, the composer has crafted another sure-fire winner reminiscent of his hit Afterburn. Thundering percussion, driving rhythms, memorable melodies, and frenetic energy are unrelenting in this rip-roaring sonic adventure.

- Program Notes from publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Junior Honor Band (Michael Stone, conductor) – 13 February 2019
  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Steve Bingham, conductor) - 27 September 2018
  • Miami (Fla.) Arts Studio Symphonic Band – 26 October 2017
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Concert Band (J.R. Alberto, conductor) – 24 April 2017
  • Shallowater (Texas) Middle School Symphonic Band (Kyle Billett, conductor) - 13 February 2015 (2015 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Standridge, R. (2010). Adrenaline Engines [score]. Grand Mesa Music: Grand Junction, Colo.