Flying High (Flexible instrumentation) No 4 in the Encounter Series


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Flying High (Part of the Encounter Series)

After some tough times, during the pandemic, we’re all looking forward to some happier times. “Flying High” is that feel-good, optimistic music that we all need to kick start a music recovery. NB. The video uses the old series name.

Educational Aspects:

The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

Intro (minor key)
A – Section A (major key)
B – Section B
D – Section C
E – Section A1 (modulated)
**Above repeated **
Bar 62 – Coda

Pedal Point – From bar 2
Dynamic contrast: crescendo at C
Off-beat: Bass at D
Homophonic texture – G is a good example
Imitation or antiphonal texture – Intro and D section
Perfect Cadence— bar 62


The Encounter Series is a set of original compositions in a flexible format. The pieces can be performed with a minimum of three musicians (covering parts 1-3) and backing tracks. However, the piece enables you to expand to full school orchestra.

Flexible instrumentation:

Included in the download: full score with all parts; a short score showing parts 1 to 4 (concert pitch instruments) and piano; All instrument parts; 4 mp3s are included; reference mp3; piano, bass and drums ; drums only; The three backing tracks have a two bar click lead-in.

NB. Parts 1 to 3 are equal in difficulty.

Part 1:

Flute / Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Violin

Part 2:

Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet/Euphonium/Trombone, Bass clef Euphonium/Trombone, Alto Saxophone/Eb Tenor Horn, Violin

Part 3:

Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet/Euphonium/Trombone, Bass clef Euphonium/Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Eb Tenor Horn, Violin, Viola

Part 4:

‘Cello/Double Bass/Tuba/Bass Guitar, Eb Bass, Bb Bass

Part H: (Simple harmony part for beginners)

Parts in C, Bb, Eb and Bass clef concert pitch (for Trom / Eup)

Keyboard right hand with guitar chords


Piano, Drum Kit

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