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Night FlightComposer: Geoffrey KiddePublisher: Geoffrey KiddeInstrumentation: Flute(2002) Written for the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition.
Night Flight was inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novel, and seeks to portray some images from the novel, or at least how I imagine certain scenes. In thenovel, the heroism and courage of early aviators is vividly portrayed as the central hero-- a pilot -- struggles to save his plane. In part, this piece is a celebration of such courage and heriosm.