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Fast ride in a suave machine

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Fast ride in a suave machine : for Wind Symphony / by Katy Abbott ; arranged by Nicholas Enrico Williams.

by Katy Abbott (2021)

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  • Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 obies, 3 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, barintone saxophone, 3 trumpets in B flat, 4 horns in F, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, double bass, timpani, percussion (4 players: Cabasa, 3 wood blocks, tambourine, 5 tom toms, suspended cymbal, bass drum, triangle, 5 temple blocks, bells, xylophone, marimba, ratchet).
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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 (33p. -- A3 (portrait))

Duration: 6 mins, 30 sec.

Dedication note: Dedicated to my Mum, Val – with love.
Commission info: This work was commissioned by Orchestras Australia as part of a composer attachment in 2005/06.

Includes programme notes.

This version arranged by Nicholas Enrico Williams in 2021.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-259-5

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This work also exists as the following versions:
- Full orchestra - reduced forces
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