Where Words Cannot Go

From Wind Repertory Project
Nicole Piunno

Nicole Piunno

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $45.00


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), including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Suspended Cymbal (large and medium)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


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.

Throughout this piece I personally hear various musical moments that are like waves of grief taking over a person. To me, it tells a story of loss while searching for light and healing.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Texas: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Tri-State Wind Symphony (Dubuque, Iowa) (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 15 June 2023
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) Wind Ensemble (Derek Shapiro, conductor) - 19 April 2023
  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (Collegeville, Minn.) Wind Ensemble (Justin T. Zanchuk, conductor) - 12 December 2022
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's) Wind Ensemble (Bill Brennan, conductor) - 26 November 2022
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Ron Gerhardstein, conductor) – 18 March 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Western/Northwestern Conference, Tacoma, Wash.)
  • Concordia University (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (William Perrine, conductor) - 9 December 2021
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Symphony (Jamal Duncan, conductor) - 22 September 2021
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Edwin Powell, conductor) – 15 March 2020
  • Frostburg (Md.) State University Wind Ensemble (Shannon Shaker, conductor) – 7 March 2020 *Premiere Performance*

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