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Michael Mikulin is a vancouver based composer of Shakespearean song, Choral music, and Christian and inspirational songs. He has a B. Mus and an M.A. from the University Of British Columbia and teaches music in School District 38. His songs and compositions have been utilized by a number of professional acting companies, choral groups, and community organizations throughout the world.

For more of MIchael’s music, see http://www.michaelmikulin.com
For Michael’s Shakespeare songs, see http://www.shakesongs.ca

High Flight

by Michael Mikulin

SATB with piano – CP 2276 – duration 3:15

Michael has written a terrific, very choral, very approachable setting of a famous poem. Intuitive voice leading and rich harmonies bring the text to life.
Poet, John Gillespie Magee Jr., (1922 – 1941) was a World War II Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and war poet, who wrote the sonnet “High Flight”. He was killed in an accidental mid-air collision over England in 1941.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things