Eternal Winds by Wil Offermans
Instrumentation: piccolo – doubling flute and bell, 4 c flutes, 2 alto flutes, bass flute
Duration: 9 min.
Score and parts
The score of Eternal Winds is for 8 flute players, however, optionally it can also be performed by a flute ensemble of any size by doubling the eight part scores and involving an additional easy grade “Wind Folk” part (included). Suitable for any special “flute events”…….
Eternal Winds is a composition by Wil offermans for 8 flute players, with optional parts to extend the work for (mega) flute ensemble.
Eternal Winds was commissioned by the Netherlands Flute Academy and premiered at their 5th Anniversary Concert on Nov. 9th, 2014 in Utrecht, Holland by a mega flute orchestra of 585 flute players.
“The flute is such an exciting instrument, where a delicate sound is born by simply blowing a pipe. Our air is directly translated into audible sound. We may say that the essence of flute playing is the air, the blowing and the wind. The flute is one of the oldest musical instruments: bone flutes, stone flutes, an almost unlimited variety of ethnic flutes, baroque flutes, up to our modern flutes. Imagining this past, joining the present and with a wink into the future, Eternal Winds was born.” Wil Offermans