Blow Them Away has two levels of meaning. In the vernacular, the obvious idea of building to a climax and "blowing away the audience"; and also, on a deeper level, the composer wanted to communicate the idea of a gradual "transformation" of one's spirit - a lifting up of mood from melancholy to a sense of exuberance and freedom - and "blow away" the blues. The pieces evolves from two main motifs which gradually change their identity.


  • Piccolo (one player)
  • 4 C Flutes (all parts are divisi)
  • Alto Flute (divisi)
  • Bass Flute (optional divisi)
  • Contrabass Flute/Cello
  • Percussion: Claves, Wind Chimes, Bohran Drum (one player)