Commissioned by the United States Air Force Band, this Pulitzer Prize nominated work is brilliantly scored, expertly crafted, and sure to become a literature standard. In distinctive and sophisticated style, Michael A. Mogensen delivers a composition bursting with chills and breathtaking excitement. Inspired by the thrill and exhilaration of flight, the piece incorporates ascending motives, quick tempi, energetic rhythms, and soaring melodies and countermelodies. The lyricism of the contrasting slow section begins gently with solo oboe, moves beautifully throughout many sections of the band, and then explodes into a full-blown, hair-raising climax certain to have listeners wanting more. A truly epic finale ensures lengthy and appreciative applause from audiences everywhere. A “must-have” showcase for mature ensembles. Absolutely spectacular!
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