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John Adams

Short Ride in a Fast Machine (4:13)

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. Adams sees the rest of the orchestra as running the…

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  • so fast I can feel the wind on my face. ecstatic piece!
  • Interesting, and captivating!
  • like the sound
  • I love that I can listen to this and Skrillex and appreciate both. Thanks mom and dad!
  • I heard once John Orfe from "Alarm Will Sound" band playing this piece on solo piano. I was amazing to put all Adams energy into solo piano. Has anyone seen ANY recording of solo piano arrangement for this? I would love to buy this!
  • Increíble, como todo que hace John Adams. Maravilloso
  • nnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • minimalism
  • Such an amazing piece of music!
  • most exhilarating!

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