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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dedicated to my grandparents: Irene Riddling, Coba Riddling, Dorothy Standridge Earle, Lewis Earl, and Anglish Standridge

-Program Note from score


Randall Standridge chose this reverent yet somewhat sad-sounding hymn to arrange for band in honor of the life and influence of his grandmother, who passed away in 2012. Standridge states,

After her death, I found myself unable to write/compose for some time. It was during this time of grief I began writing this setting of my favorite hymn, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. The piece took me over a year to compose, a year I spent dealing with my grief and intensely studying the pieces that I feel represent the very best hymn-song settings in the concert band repertoire. I have never labored so long on a piece of music, but I felt this one had to be as close to perfect as I could manage. I find the words and meaning behind this beautiful hymn to be especially meaningful ... it is from them, our parents, and all our forbearers from which the blessings of our lives flow.

Moving from moments of quiet beauty though hugely magnificent waves of sound, this powerful arrangement is a great example of the expressiveness and power that can be achieved by a fine concert band work. The final statement of the hymn tune melody by a solo clarinet wraps up this memorable hymn tune arrangement in a reverent, quiet way.

- Program Note by the Buchholz High School Wind Symphony


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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