High Flight is a sonnet composed by WW2 fighter pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr, who in sending it in a letter to his parents described how he had begun the poem "whilst descending from 40,000 feet" and completing it soon after landing. He was killed in action a few weeks after his 19th birthday. This setting was written for the choir of Rugby Parish Church and first performed there on Battle of Britain Sunday in 2004.
High Flight (Lyric Motets No 1)
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