Snow Angels

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

Subtitle: In memory of Alyssa Ettl

General Info

Year: 2014 / 2017
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This commissioned work composed in memory of a student is intended as a meditation on the fragile nature of life and how a person can leave an impression, much like a child making an angel in the snow. Conveying a gentle mood throughout, the piece includes metallic colors in the percussion that evoke a crisp winter landscape, a three-note motive that references the student's name, effective contrasts of dynamics and texture, and a powerful climax prior to the soft ending that signifies the majesty of snow covered mountains with sun glinting off the white peaks.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

Commissioned by the 2013-2014 Century Middle School Band of Lakeville, MN and their Conductor, Mr. Christopher Bolson.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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