Inspired by the poem, "High Flight," by American WWII pilot, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., this energetic work calls to mind the thrill and freedom of flight. Opening with rhythmic energy in the winds and rich harmonic statements in the brass, the mood gives way to a sensitive lyrical section. A dynamic development of the opening statement leads, ultimately, to a powerful and climactic ending. An excellent contest piece, this selection will enhance any program. This title is available in SmartMusic.