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"Where the wind goes…" for Flute and Piano

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  • Uses extended techniques
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick


Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is such an imaginative piece which uses an array of contemporary techniques to create a swirl of different textures and sounds. The opening melody immediately draws you in and with its ever increasing intensity, driven by florid embellishments and a higher range of notes, leads to the 'beatbox' climax. The calmness of the ending brings the piece to a fitting end. The basic structure of the writing is simple and the skill lies in bringing all the different sounds together to make a cohesive performance. If you love playing contemporary music this is a stunner!

From the Publisher

Recommended. Great for competitions, as it uses extended techniques wrapped into a lyrical style.

The composer says: 'Where the wind goes… ' was composed in the summer 2021 for my pupil Josip Rudelic. It uses many contemporary techniques, such as singing and playing, multiphonics and tremolos because it was originally intended for him to play in competitions. The title of the piece is inspired by one verse from the poem Wind On The Hill by A.A. Milne.

Wind on the Hill
No one can tell me,
Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.

Marija Esih is another to join the growing ranks of Croatian and female composers, who are adding very likeable and worthwhile pieces to the repertoire for flute and piano. Marija really understands how to write effectively for the flute, as she is both a performer and a teacher, and this work, which was awarded the Second Prize at the USA Music Composition International Competition (June 2021), will make a very good item in a recital programme, or enjoyed by an advanced student as it offers teaching/learning opportunities in both technique and phrasing.

Performance duration (approx): 3'45

Difficulty guide: 8-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Trübcher Music
Publisher's reference: 9790708209027
Our Stock Code: 1641868

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