Digital Score

Instrumentation: SATB divisi, unaccompanied

Duration: 5:30

Date of Completion: Winter 2020

SKU: MH0033 Category:
About the work

After anxiously waiting to reunite, Flight illustrates the modern miracle of flight that brings us back together after a long time apart.

Commissioned by the Portland State Chamber Choir. Ethan Sperry, director.

2nd Place Winner of the 2021 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Student Composition Contest.


The flight from my side of the world to yours
fills me with anticipation.
My skin prickles
reaching out to your hand
and has forgotten the long held fear of flying.

Every touch, every scent that reminds me of you
brings me closer
to us.

Launch jitters jolt the cavernous cabin
The breath of the powerful engine
fills the air, its force
pushing me
into my seat

and we embrace the sky.

The world passes slowly beneath the shivering silver fin of the sky bird

And now it grows smaller:

small enough for me to step

across continents



IAH-LAX. Text by Matthew Lyon Hazzard.


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