What a Fast Little Engine!
Work for Violin and Bass Clarinet
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.
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)