Animation

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

  • Full Score
  • C Piccolo
  • Flute I-II
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
  • B-flat Bass 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-III
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Contra-Bass
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:
*Anvil
*Bass Drum
*Bells
*Cowbells (2, high and low)
*Crash Cymbals
*Marimba
*Ratchet
*Ride Cymbal
*Siren Whistle
*Snare Drum
*Splash Cymbal
*Suspended Cymbal
*Tam-tam
*Tom-toms
*Triangle
*Vibraphone
*Vibra-slap
*Wood Blocks (2)
*Xylophone

Sound FX machine (or synthesizer)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Carl Stalling is one of my favorite film composers of all time. Some of you may not instantly recognize his name, but I guarantee you that you have heard his work. Mr. Stalling was most famously known for his scores for several Warner Bros. cartoons, especially the 'Looney Tunes. His work introduced me to The Barber of Seville (“welcome to my shop…let me cut your mop…let me shave your crop…daintily”), The Ring Cycle (“kill da wabbit…kill da wabbit…kill da WABBIT!”), and many more, but he also wrote hours and hours of original material that defined the sound of cartoon soundtracks. So, in my estimation, Carl Stalling is the single most influential composer in my development.

Animation: Episode 1: Wabbit! operates under the conceit that it is a “lost score” to a forgotten cartoon. The movie starts with the opening credits, paying homage to the jaunty melodies that always preceded the main action before we find our hunter, sneaking through the forest in search of prey. He finds our wascally friend enjoying a nice sunny day, completely unaware (?) that he is being watched. The hunter sneaks up until the rascal spots the hunter, and then…the chase is on! The duo runs through the forest as the hunter falls further and further behind. He rounds a corner, and suddenly, the most gorgeous creature he has ever seen stands before him. The suspiciously furry mademoiselle charms the hunter, who leans in for a kiss…and is slapped for his troubles. Laughter is heard as our hero runs away to the city. A chase in taxis across the busy urban streets takes place before they both arrive at a construction site. The hunter looks up to the top of the building and sees something falling. An anvil slams into the hunter, who, furious, races up the construction site, chasing the wascal until he runs through a fake door and into the sky. He blinks twice, looking down, before falling to the ground below. As his spirit ascends to the heavens, the varmint winks one last time to the audience before the credits roll.

- Program Note by composer


Commissioned by the Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association. Dedicated to Carl Stalling. Thank you for making our childhoods magical.

- Program Note from score


Media


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