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Flashing Winds

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Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost

General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: 4:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - €103.85 | Score only - €22.95


Full Score
Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet/Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This flashing piece was commissioned by "Het muziekverbond van West-Vlaanderen" and is dedicated to the "Arlequino" youth band. Colorfully and effectfully instrumented, this piece speeds towards its finale without any tempo changes. The chord-blocks, which characterize the introduction, unite this virtuoso piece by reappearing in the end.

- Program Note from score

Through the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), we now have easy access to the wind band repertoire from many countries. Flashing Winds is a wonderful example of some of the colorful pieces that have emerged from a new generation of European composers who see the wind band as a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression. Flashing Winds was written for the Arlequino Youth Band of Belgium. After a brief majestic introduction, it speeds towards its finale without any tempo change. The chord blocks which characterized the introduction unit this virtuoso piece by reappearing at the end.

- Program Note by William V. Johnson for the Cuesta Wind Ensemble concert program, 11 December 1993



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  • O'Fallon Township (Ill.) High School Wind Ensemble (Rubén Darío Gómez, conductor) - 8 May 2021
  • Elmhurst (Ill.) College Symphonic Band (John Heath, conductor) – 15 March 2020
  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Emily Talley, conductor) – 5 December 2019
  • Liberty Youth Wind Symphony (West Chester, Penn.) (Elizabeth Mahovsky, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Concert Band (Steve Dailey, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago) Symphonic Band (Stacey Larson Dolan, conductor) - 21 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Boston University (Mass.) Wind Ensemble (Angela DiBartolomeo, conductor) – 19 October 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Symphonic Band (Brett Bawcum, conductor) – 24 September 2018
  • West Virginia University Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) - 17 April 2018
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Ensemble (Joseph Parisi, conductor) – 5 March 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Pamela L. Klena, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • James C. Enochs High School (Modesto, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Phil Vallejo, conductor) – 11 May 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Symphonic Band (Clifton Weston, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Rebecca Cichy, conductor) - 6 March 2017
  • Houston County High School (Warner Robins, Ga.) Symphonic Winds (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) - 27 February 2017
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Phillip Day, conductor) – 21 February 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Roost, J. (1989). Flashing Winds: For Band [score]. De Haske Muziekuitgave: Heerenveen, Holland.