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The High and the Mighty

for Piccolo and Piano Full Set

By Michael Daugherty

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Piccolo, Chamber Ensemble
For Piccolo and Piano Full Set. Composed by Michael Daugherty (1954-). Peermusic Classical. Festival, Classical, Contest. 24 pages. Peermusic #62020-308. Published by Peermusic (HL.228959).

Item Number: HL.228959

9x12 inches.


Commissioned by the National Flute Association, The High and the Mighty has become a staple of the piccolo repertoire. The work is inspired by the years following World War II in America (1945-1961), when air travel was considered luxurious and glamorous. The work is in two movements - the first features a soaring, lyrical tune that is flutter-tongued; the second begins with an angular cadenza that is followed by a robust high-altitude bossa nova.

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