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Fast ride in a suave machine : for orchestra / Katy Abbott
by Katy Abbott (2006)
Fast Ride in a Suave Machine is a play on a well-known tune. Sometimes, when we re-visit rhymes that we knew as children, it is a curious revelation to understand the true and gruesome nature of the text. Examples of this are Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie which had its origins in the era of the Black Plague or Rock-a-bye-Baby, where the baby falls 'cradle and all'.
Whilst singing 'Three Blind Mice' to my children one day, the grisly nature of the text suddenly became apparent. Hence, the music is fast paced and 'fun' in nature yet it also alludes to the dark side of the text... I imagine the farmers wife, chasing mice around her kitchen with a large butchers knife!
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (55p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 6 mins, 45 sec.
First performance by Kevin Cameron — 19 Aug 06. Performed by Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, at Pembroke School, South Australia
Includes programme note and performance notes.
Work revised in 2010
This edition produced 2010.
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