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Gently Blows the Summer Wind

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Bells
Vibraphone
Timpani
Percussion I-II

(Percussion breakdown needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gently Blows the Summer Wind was written for the 2007 Salem High School Band and their conductor, Mr. Michael Cole. It was commissioned in remembrance of one of his students, Dennis Smith, who passed away. In writing this piece, the memory of a student I had taught began to intrude. Her name was Jamie Peeler, who also passed away young. I thought of how fleeting life can be, gone quickly as a summer wind. This metaphor serves as the central image of this piece. This music is meant to evoke the way summer winds can come quickly, brightening our lives for a brief moment, before flying away to destinations unknown.


Program Note by Randall Standridge.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III


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