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
Launch jitters jolt the cavernous cabin
The breath of the powerful engine
fills the air, its force
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
IAH-LAX. Text by Matthew Lyon Hazzard.