Something yellow moved quickly near his ankle. He stood still for a moment. He didn’t scream. He fell down gently as a tree falls. Noiselessly – because of the sand.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Sands was composed as part of incidental music to a production of The Little Prince adapted and directed by Magda Teresa Wójcik at the Adekwatny Theatre in Warsaw in 1979. Since then, the piece has been accompanying young students of the flute and percussion.