To Those Who Fly

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Audio: To Those Who Fly

Instrumentation: wind ensemble brass section
Duration: 2:15
Year of Completion: 2009
Program Notes

This fanfare was written in May 2009 during the final mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and is dedicated to the men and women of shuttle mission STS--125. The live feed from the NASA channel drew me in every day, where I watched the mission unfold 347 miles above the Earth and worked on the piece. Written in an A-B-A form, the fanfare alternates an angular motive with smoother melodic lines passed from section to section. An energetic (and loud!) ending closes the work.