This is a PDF download of the score and of all parts.
‘free speed’ is about the sensation of flying. Even though humans can’t fly, our language and our stories are full of references and aspirations to flight: we use “flying” as a metaphor for things that move gracefully, quickly and effortlessly. That sensation is what this piece is about.
I’m extremely grateful to the Golland Trust for commissioning this piece indebted to the RNCM Brass Band and to David Thornton for their wonderful premiere performance. The recording is here: