on a famous World War I German fighter pilot, this
work feeds off of the raw emotion of open-air cockpit
combat. A haunting opening effectively uses voices
to portray a great red triplane emerging from a misty
cloudbank in preparation for battle. As the pace of
music intensifies, the plane is ambushed from behind
and roaring trombone glissandos help paint a picture
of aviation chaos as the planes dive through the air.