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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


Full Score
Flute I-II
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 I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II

(Percussion breakdown needed)


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.


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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III


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