This set of five short movements is a synthesis of classical, popular, and jazz idioms. The title Wind Songs was chosen to reflect the gentle, ephemeral quality of the music. Pianists should strive for a delicate, non-percussive approach to the music. Originally published in 1991, this 18-minute suite has stood the test of time and can be programmed in its entirety. Students are encouraged to listen to the recording available on Edwin McLean's CD "Don't Say Goodbye."