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Darklands March

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

Subtitle: The Darklands Part I: March Through the Black Forest

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II

  • Bass Drum
  • Triangle
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Darklands March is a concert march written in a minor mode with slight European influence. The contrasting militaristic 1st half is in stark contrast to the lyrical trio. It also serves as an excellent work for teaching march style, dotted-eighth/sixteenth note rhythms, and motivic development.

Darklands March is the first of several works I intend to write based on my own short stories "The Darklands", about a kingdom of night, darkness, and magic. All of these works will constitute a larger work for concert band, The Darklands Suite.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Wheeler High School (Marietta, Ga.) (Madison Argo, conductor) - 10 February 2023
  • Washtenaw International High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) Concert Winds (Brooke Pierson, conductor) - 8 November 2022
  • Sanger (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band (Alan Moffett, conductor) -16 March 2019 (2019 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Smoky Hills (Salina, Ks.) Middle School Honor Band (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) - 12 October 2017

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  • Randall Standridge website Accessed 8 August 2017
  • Standridge, R. (2014). Darklands March [score]. Grand Mesa Music: Grand Junction, Colo.