World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Wind Quintet No. 1

Muzika aizlidojuajiem putniem / Music for Fleeting Birds

By Peteris Vasks

Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (Score & Parts) - difficult
Muzika aizlidojuajiem putniem / Music for Fleeting Birds. Composed by Peteris Vasks (1946-). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Woodwind Ensemble. Classical. Score and parts. Composed 1977. 52 pages. Duration 8'. Schott Music #ED 20856. Published by Schott Music (HL.49018095).

Item Number: HL.49018095

ISBN 9790001171700. 9x12 inches.

This is the first of two works by the successful Latvian composer for this instrumentation. It was written in 1977 and shows his early compositional style: while freely notated in the beginning, improvisational sections then change over to chordal passages with sharply accentuated rhythm. It is particularly in the freely notated parts of the work that birdcalls and nature sounds appear as onomatopoeic sounds.The particular challenge is not in the virtuosity of the individual part, but in creating the special atmosphere through perfect harmony.As in most other works by the composer, the bond with nature plays a special role. Unlike any other composer, he gives nature a musical voice.

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • September 10, 2012 warning label needed

    This music is written in non-tradtional musical notation - few 'notes', no bar lines or time signatures. markings for "sound effects" If you are not well cognizant of this "new" notation, this piece is not for you. Our quintet couldn't read it let alone play it! Be fore-warned...


    Read More
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.