Where Spirits & Demons Dance

…sinister sounds of an old barrel organ heard in the Bohemian heart of Amsterdam.
Wood, Nigel
Flute & Piano
6 minutes



From the composer: “Where Spirits & Demons Dance” was originally written for Saxophonia, a saxophone choir which evolved out of the National Youth Wind Orchestra, and was premiered at their debut concert in April 1995, at the Purcell Room.

The inspiration came from the haunting and sinister sounds of an old barrel-organ I heard in the Bohemian heart of Amsterdam. The picture I’ve portrayed of Amsterdam’s street life is one of conflict between it’s superficial charm and the sleazier undertones of the environment.

This arrangement of “Demons” for flute & piano was completed over 20 years after composing the original piece.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the flute part and piano accompaniment. It also includes an MP3 play-along piano accompaniment performed by Kristian Banatzianou.
“Where Spirits & Demons Dance” is also available from June Emerson Wind Music.


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