Ensemble: Children's or ladies voices, piano, flute
Soul's Flight is a joyful, secular hymn which recasts Bach's famous chorale melody Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring as a bird-like
pastoral flute solo - reharmonised - which separates verses of a new melody and text celebrating singing together.
Written for the 10th anniversary celebration of King's Junior Voices, the piece may be performed either by children or adult ladies and is suitable for any celebratory or festive occasion, and for civil and other wedding ceremonies where sacred texts are not permitted.
Where a flute is not available, any other solo instrument may be substituted.
Metronome marks are suggestions only. Tempos should be relaxed, never driven, and rubato is recommended to accommodate the soloist's breaths without the need for snatching.