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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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
Euphonium T.C.
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is a hard one to write.

In our media-soaked society, it is fashionable to only focus on positive outcomes. People love to hear a story of someone who beats the odds, overcomes adversity, and comes out stronger on the other side.

That is a beautiful story, but…

It is not everyone’s story.

I have written two works of that type (unBroken (2021) and (Not) Alone), both of which portray individuals who were able to get the help and support they needed and were able to flourish.

Not everyone is always so fortunate.

This newest work in The unBroken Project reflects on the darker aspect of the silent epidemic that claims thousands of lives every year. Some are not strong, they are not resilient, they are not okay.

Some survive.

Some do not.

The goal of The unBroken Project is to create works that spark conversations and reflections, as well as tearing down the social taboo of discussing mental health conditions.

Some may say that students who play Grade 1.5-2 literature are too young to discuss such issues.

But no.

For some of them, this is their daily reality.

We need to talk about this.

We are GOING to talk about this.

And maybe, we can bring them back to us, piece by broken piece.

Peace Love and Music

- Program Note by composer

This mature work for young ensembles is a meditation on the lives of those who live with mental health conditions. At times melancholy, terrifying, triumphant, and confused, this work was carefully tailored to be accessible to younger ensembles. Beautiful melodies, limited ranges, colorful scoring, and an aleatoric moment create a stunning work that will leave an impact on players and audiences alike.

- Program Note from publisher

Part of "The unBroken Project," a music initiative about mental health.

- Program Note from score


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