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Ecstasy of Flight

for two violins and string orchestra

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  9m 50s

Year:  2002
Duration:  9m 50s

Thomas Goss

Composer:   Thomas Goss

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: 2'34'' - 3'30''

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 4-7, 12-14

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Ecstasy of Flight captures a moment in the life of a child who longed for a companion in her isolated life in the precise middle of nowhere. She was visited by a powerful dream, of wings, the curling of the wind in the cloud-tops, the perfect peace of the blue land of the sun, and the shape of the world as one great, majestic song. That was the moment in her life from which she could look back later as an adult composer and say that it all began.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Santa Rosa Symphony Young People’s Chamber Orchestra

Performance history

29 Dec 2002: Performed by Santa Rosa Symphony Young People’s Chamber Orchestra, directed by Linda Ghidossi-DeLuca. Nathaniel Morrison and Annie Tracy, duo violinists, at Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts, in Santa Rosa, California, USA

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