Exciting, high energy work. The Japanese bullet train races through various musical landscapes.
8.5 minutes. Grade 5-6
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Composer Q & A at Ohio Music Teachers State Conference
(about original piano 4-hand score)
- Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; Patrick Reynolds, conducting
- University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra; M. Griffith, conducting
- Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra; James Park, conducting
- Franklin & Marshall College Orchestra; Brian Norcross, cnducting
The title suggests a speeding train racing through various musical landscapes. The compositional challenge was to maintain musical unity while flowing through these disparate styles.
This work is dedicated to my late sister, Linda Ayers Crumpton, an accomplished pianist, who, as a young teen, filled the home in which we were raised with the sounds of Chopin polonaises and Beethoven sonatas.