Sound in the Wind begins with the piano in the highest register imitating the sound of wind chimes. Odd meters, grace notes, and the pentatonic scale are additionally used to produce this effect. During this, the flutist is instructed to blow air into their instrument without producing a pitch, simulating the sound of wind. The piano then introduces the initial melody that soon follows with the flute.
The B section contains rolling piano chords, while the flute carries the melody using the F-sharp lydian scale. A slight acceleration leads back into the wind chimes effect. The melody from the A section returns as the piece rhythmically slows back into the beginning material.