Flight is a virtuoso solo which seeks to investigate many of the various aspects of flying. It attempts to portray the effort of powered flight, the ease of gliding and soaring, the thrill of rising on natural thermals, and the chaotic swirling of rapid descent. Intended for the flugel horn, it will also suit cornet, trumpet, and euphonium players equally well. Full score and parts of the brass band version are available on hire from the publisher.
This piece is quite difficult and whilst it isn't on any diploma syllabus I know of, you could quite easily request approval to perform it. Unusually large range is required (up to super D and with optional 8vb on a bottom F-sharp). A mute is also required which might be difficult to get a hold of if you're performing it on Flugelhorn, although Denis Wick does a straight mute for Flugel. About 9/10 minutes duration. Grimethorpe has done a recording which can be found on a CD called 'Wilby' (Doyen). Anonymous
- (Wednesbury, United Kingdom)