Providence (Standridge)

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Randall Standridge Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The natural beauty of Providence Canyon serves as the inspiration for this lyrical work that paints a beautiful musical landscape. Soaring melodies and colorful orchestration combine with passionate harmony to provide a perfect vehicle for expression. Involved percussion writing also helps to distinguish this work from other lyrical selections.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Nestled on the western edge of Georgia is Providence Canyon. Also known as the “Little Grand Canyon”, this beautiful state park, with its steep cliffs and red clay coloring” is both peaceful and majestic. This work attempts to capture both of those moods, along with the notion that sometimes in our lives, good fortune (“providence”) brings us to the exact places and times that we need to be.

When I look back on the chain of events that have led me to the person I am and the work that I do, I often marvel at the razor’s edge of fate where one small change or one different decision could have led to a completely different life. A few examples:

I almost quit band in 8th grade. I stayed in and decided to major in music education. I was originally planning to attend the University of Central Arkansas (Go bears!), but at the last minute, decided to attend Arkansas State University instead (go Red Wolves!). During my time there in the marching band, I met my future husband. When at a music convention one year, I saw Grand Mesa Music’s booth. I almost passed it up, but decided to stop and talk to the owner about my compositions. Every decision we make echoes down the pathways of our lives.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the Georgia Music Educators Association District Ten band directors. Richard D. Brasco, commissioning project chair.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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