The music of High Flight for flute strives to catch the joy and sense of freedom of flying. The melodic line floats over the cloud tops and swoops up and down in an aviator's ballet. At the end, the flutist brings the audience to a feeling of transcendance, paralleling the poet-pilot's words "[I] put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
Part of the Poetry-Inspired Solos & Duos project
Duration approximately 3'15"
The poem "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee has inspired both aviators and astronauts. Here are two links to the poem and its author's biography:
Listen to an MP3 audio file, created with virtual orchestra sounds, including East West Quantum Leap and Native Instruments Kontakt 3.
SoundClick streaming: High Flight performed by flutist Jessi Rosinski. Buy the MP3 at SoundClick!
High Flight Remix Check out my remix of the recording session for High Flight, streaming audio at SoundClick.com. Multiple layers of the original music creates intricate, accidental counterpoint and lush textures.
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