In These Last Days of Autumn

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Synthesizer (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom, large (2)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In These Last Days of Autumn was commissioned by the University High School Band of Greeley, Colorado, and their director, Andrew Holcombe, in memory of Drew Harsh. Drew was a student at University High and an aspiring rocker. In most cases, when writing a memorial piece, the composer simply relies on the description of the person from their loved ones or teachers or sometimes photographs. I was very lucky and honored to be provided with videos and recordings of Drew performing and playing. These wonderful reminders of his talent influenced every note of this piece. When writing the piece, I knew that I wished to merge symphonic and rock styles to create a hybrid piece that had one foot firmly in each style. ... The title was inspired by the idea that as the winds turn colder and color fades from the world, we might look back at happier times and remember not only the autumn fire, but the summer and spring that preceded it.

- Program Note from Kell High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 20 December 2017


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