Whispers of the Wind by David Shaffer. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR336 & CL.WFR344). Overture. Grade 2.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2005. Duration 4 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3470-00).
A very impressive composition for younger bands which is both distinctive and unique! Starts out with a slow and reflective introduction where you can actually hear the sound of the wind whispering before diving into the syncopated rhythms and powerful melodies of the allegro section. Shaffer's compositions like "Fire Dance" , "Tribal Drums" and "Stargazer" have been very popular with bands at this level, and this is very possibly his best ever!
Location: from Atlanta GA