for Wind Ensemble
dur. ca. 3min
Aerial Escape is a fast 3 minute work that shifts from multiple different characters and rhythmic styles. The title and theme of Aerial Escape is in reference to Brandon’s first compositional influences. Brandon wrote a large collection of works based on flight in his younger age. These pieces varied from works based on a flying phoenix, dogfights in the sky, and gliding down mountains. To represent all of these works from the past, Brandon uses the old melodies from these past compositions to construct a brand new work. The sense of flight is still prominent in the work.