Written for the Glasgow New Music Expedition. Commissioned for Plug 2017 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Premiered by the Glasgow New Music Expedition and Jessica Cottis at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall.

Programme Note

Brakes – SET
Throttle – IDLE
Flaps – 10 deg
Spoilers – RETRACTED
Flight Instruments – CHECKED
Engine Instruments – CHECK
Takeoff Data (V1, VR, V2) – CHECK
Nav Equipment – CHECK
Landing Lights – ON
Taxi Lights – OFF
Strobe Light – ON
Transponder – ON
Request Takeoff Clearance
Smoothly increase thrust to 40% N1 let spool up
Takeoff Thrust FULL or TO/GA
Brakes – RELEASE
V1 = 165 KIAS (Decision)
Vr = 175 KIAS (Rotate)
Pitch 10 deg. Nose Up.
V2 = 185 KIAS (Safety Speed)
Positive Climb Rate – Touch Brakes
Landing Gear – RETRACT
At 200 KIAS – RETRACT Flaps to Position 1
At 220 KIAS – RETRACT Flaps Retracted


Mixed Ensemble (Trumpet in C, Horn in F, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello)