Duration: Approx. 21 minutes
Dedicated to Hank Swinnen
"Ruach" is the Hebrew word meaning air or breath, as well as spirit or soul.
2 Clarinets in Bb
4 Horns in F
Pair of cymbals
2 Thai gongs played with felt sticks
Score in C
First performance was on February 3, 2004 in the Geert Teis Theater in Stadskanaal, performed by Henk Swinnen, oboe, and the North Netherlands Orchestra conducted by Michel Tabachnik.