HighflightItem #: HL.08301729
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Composed by Jon Adams.
Pavane Secular. Voicing/Format: SATB. 6.75x10.5 inches. 8 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.08301729)
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This well-known tribute to the wonders of aviation was written by American John Gillespie Magee, Jr. just three months before he died in World War II. Ronald Reagan used a well-remembered line in his famous tribute following the tragic loss of the Challenger 7 crew in 1986: We shall never forget them nor the last time we saw them, as they prepared for their mission and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of Earth ... to touch the face of God.'