A History of Powered Flight

Take to the skies with this musical collection, which explores various parts of aviation history, from the first precarious flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright, the dogfighting aces in World Wars One and Two, the advent of jet power and commercial aviation.

Take to the skies in the Wright Flyer, the first successful powered aircraft, flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

A dramatic piece celebrating the brave pilots who risk their lives in air-to-air combat. 

‘Rack ’em, pack ‘em and stack ‘em’! A repeating chordal pattern suggests the endless circling of planes as they await permission to land.

Celebrating the raw energy of jet flight!

A piece that celebrates cruising aboard that most majestic of airliners, the Boeing 747, also known as the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Part of ‘A History of Powered Flight’, a suite of pieces inspired by aviation history.

An extended original piece inspired by U.S. WW2 pilot, John Gillespie Magee’s iconic poem ‘High Flight.’ In the opening he describes the the magnificent and exhilarating sensation of flying. In the more contemplative second section he seems to breach the veil between earth and heaven.