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Fly to Paradise

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Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre (arr. Shaw)

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General Info

Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Fly to Paradise began its musical life as the fourth installment of Whitacre's Virtual Choir series, which brought over 8000 singers from 101 countries together in a fusion of music and social media. Fly to Paradise is taken from the award-winning musical Paradise Lost and in its original version combines choral performance with electronic soundscapes. In this arrangement, the listener will hear the wind sections taking the role of the vocalist and the percussion section creating an acoustic version of the original synthetic background.

- Program Note from Aledo High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 12 February 2016

The 12 February 2016 performance of this work at the Texas Music Educators Convention by the Aledo High School Wind Ensemble featured 11 women performing modern interpretive dance.

- Program Note by Dave Strickler


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State Ratings

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  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Symphonic Band (Jamal Duncan, conductor) – 30 April 2017
  • Aledo (Texas) High School Wind Ensemble (Joey Paul, conductor) - 12 February 2016 (2016 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)

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