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Short Ride In A Fast Machine

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  1. Jan 19,  · John Adams is an American contemporary classical composer. His most frequently performed piece, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, is a four-and-a-half minute orchestral masterwork composed in , and it’s a great metaphor for our specialty. It’s quick and rhythmic—far from the dramatic strains of Beethoven or the lush melodies of Rachmaninoff.
  2. Short Ride in a Fast Machine premiered in , when it was performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Short Ride in a Fast Machine has been generally well received in terms of performance, according to a report in that places the fanfare as "the tenth most-performed orchestral work composed in the last twenty-five years.".
  3. Short Ride in a Fast Machine is a joyfully exuberant piece, brilliantly scored for a large orchestra. The steady marking of a beat is typical of Adams’s music. Short Ride begins with a marking of quarter-notes (woodblock, soon joined by the four trumpets) and eighths (clarinets and synthesizers); the woodblock is fortissimo and the other instruments play forte.
  4. John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine Context. John Adams composed his orchestral work Short Ride in a Fast Machine in Subtitled a “fanfare for orchestra”, the piece came from a commission from the Great Woods festival. Due to the name of the festival, the original title of the work was Fanfare for Great Woods. The piece was premiered by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
  5. John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, ) is an American composer and conductor of classical music and opera, with strong roots in minimalism.. Among over 60 major compositions are his breakthrough piece for string septet, Shaker Loops (), his first significant large-scale orchestral work, Harmonielehre (), the popular fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine (), and On the.
  6. John Adams completed Short Ride in a Fast Machine in He applies the description “fanfare for orchestra” to this work and to the earlier Tromba Lontana (). The former is also known as Fanfare for Great Woods because it was commissioned for the Great Woods Festival of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. As a commentary on the title Adams inquires, “You know how it is when someone asks .
  7. Shop and Buy Short Ride In A Fast Machine sheet music. Concert Band sheet music book by John Adams (): Boosey & Hawkes at Sheet Music Plus: The World Largest Selection of Brand: Boosey & Hawkes.
  8. Short Ride in a Fast Machine is a whirlwind of a piece, with dizzying woodwind whirling around like the wind through your hair and the ‘knock-knock’ of the wood block like an engine firing its cylinders. But it’s the blasting trumpets that really give the piece its energy – Short Ride in a Fast Machine was written in.
  9. There are also changes of pace in this nearly 13 minute piece, featuring contemplative music as well. The work fades out softly and slowly, evocatively. There are also two fanfares, one of which is aptly titled "Short Ride on a Fast Machine." A lively, energetic, frenetic piece/5(53).

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