Composer
PANUFNIK
Title
A Wind at Rooks Haven
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
Universal Editions
Grade
3+
Product Code
03U02UE70307

A Wind at Rooks Haven
Composer: Roxanna Panufnik
Publisher: Universal Publications
Instrumentation: Flute

Written in 1997, this piece is based on a poem by Mel Cox. The poem is coordinated with specific bars of the music.

A Wind at Rooks Haven
The sad, lovely tune played by the wind
On the telegraph wires
Awaits the symphony of sylvan sighs
And grass whispers
The mewing of the boughs entwined like
Legs of lovers - the sweet juice of love
Their own sap.

Akin to the youth who tears his hair
In want
A fluttering, a scratch, a safe perch regained
And feathers reset
Like the jacket of a ploughboy
On a March day.  

A shriek of death as the hunter
Finds a windfall in the hedgerow
And the sad cracks of a paper
Caught by a pailing post
And bullied by the wind.  

Conducted by the wary grew crows
Cry and the cracks from the rookery.
Across the mere the glimpses
Of the moon through fast
Inky clouds.  

Mel Cox

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