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Where Words Cannot Go

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Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

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General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. V7:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts – Available March 2021


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (II optional)
Bassoon (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba (div.)
Percussion (5 players)

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There are times in life when it is hard to find the right words. At times like this music is often able to speak in ways we cannot. My wish is that Where Words Cannot Go can be whatever it needs to be for anyone who hears it.

This piece was written from a place of profound empathy for those who have experienced the loss of someone important in their lives. While writing, I was personally thinking about those who have lost someone to suicide. I hope this piece can be a source of light and healing for those who face any kind of grief and also for those who are looking for hope.

I ask that conductors use wisdom in deciding how to speak about this piece. On one hand, this piece can simply be about loss, healing, or searching for light. On the other hand, it may be possible to talk about healing from a specific type of loss. I also think teaming up with mental health professionals or a counseling center when working on this piece can be a profound experience.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pierce College (Woodland Hills, Calif.) Concert Band (Kaitlin Bove, conductor) – 15 March 2020
  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 7 March 2020 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer

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