What a Fast Little Engine!

Work for Violin and Bass Clarinet

Purchase
Score and Parts - $30

What a Fast Little Engine!, sometimes referred to as What a Fast Little Engine!: Scenes from 'Choo-Choo', was commissioned by Box Not Found for their Stories concert series. The music retells the story of Virginia Lee Burton's 1930's children's book Choo-Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away through music. As an added bonus for the audience, many of the illustrations from the book, drawn in black-and-white by Burton herself, are presented in a coordinated slideshow; this pairing directly connects the music to the images and actions in the book.

The slideshow used for performance will also be provided upon purchase of score and parts.

Instrumentation

Violin

Bass Clarinet

Performance History

Premiere: Somerville Armory, Somerville, MA  (November 4, 2018)

Performance: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY (November 9, 2018)

Performance: East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (February 2, 2019)

Performance: Music at Eden's Edge at The Barn at Peirce Farm, Topsfield, MA (April 29, 2019)

Performance: Music at Eden's Edge at Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA (May 20, 2019)

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