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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


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-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bodhrans (2: high and low, or Toms)
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Gallowglass (2021) is a musical representation of the “Gallowglass” of 13th-16th century Ireland. They were an elite class of mercenary warriors. Originally, this term applied to settlers who descended from Norse-Gaelic clans, but eventually came to be a designation of their infantry type.

The piece begins at sunrise, as the horde prepares for battle. The folk song O’Donnell Abú is sounded, summoning the Gallowglass to the front lines. The work then depicts a battle as the armies collide. Following their victory, a gigue melody sounds as the Gallowglass celebrate their victory.

- Program Note by Norman E. Smith

Commissioned by St. Vincent – St. Mary High School Symphonic Band of Akron, Ohio, Brian Campbell, director. Dedicated to the classes of 2020 and 2021 for being Irish warriors as they fought through the challenges of COVID-19.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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