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Lux Spiritus

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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
Euphonium/Bassoon (optional Trombone II)
Synthesize (optional)
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals (suspended)
  • Crash Cymbals (free and suspended)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With the translation "spirit of light," this dynamic work celebrates teachers as special people who have a light inside them that burns brightly and warms those near them with knowledge, inspiration, and love. Dedicated to a music educator who devoted her life and career to inspiring and instructing future generations of musicians, the work begins with a stately, heroic fanfare that introduces an energetic dance conveying the fun and energy her students routinely experienced through the use of bold melodic material, spirited rhythms, and effective contrasts of texture and dynamics. The opening fanfare then returns, setting a celebratory mood before an exhilarating final section brings the composition to a joyous conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commissioned by the Family, Friends and Former Students of Judy Houdeshel in Honor of her 37 years of Instrumental Instruction in the Downingtown Area School District, Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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