The High and the Mighty (Piccolo and Piano)
The High and the Mighty (Piccolo and Piano) by Michael Daugherty (b. 1954), Published by Hal Leonard, Includes piccolo part and piano score.
Commissioned by the National Flute Association Piccolo Committee in 2000, The High and the Mighty has become a staple of the piccolo repertoire. The work is inspired by the years following World War II in America (1945-1961), when air travel was considered luxurious and glamorous. The work is in two movements - the first features a soaring, lyrical tune that is flutter-tongued; the second begins with an angular cadenza that is followed by a robust high-altitude bossa nova.