03 September, 2007

It's a big machine

The piece 'Short Ride in a Fast Machine' (Fanfare for Great Woods), composed by John Coolidge Adams is one of the most frequently requested and performed contemporary classical pieces. It was commissioned for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's opening concert at the Great Woods Festival in 1986.

The first time it was due to be played at the Last Night of the Proms it was quickly removed after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. The second time it was scheduled to appear just days after September 11, 2001 and was cancelled once again.

On an entirely unrelated note today I shall be busy requesting it's inclusion in the concert and also organising a turbocharged minibus for the 'TV Commissioning Editors Ball'.

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