ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine

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ADAMS: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in a Fast Machine 58:50 $11.98
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1 Short Ride in a Fast Machine [Short Ride in a Fast Machine] 4:19 $1.49 Buy
2 Berceuse elegiaque (arr. J. Adams) [Berceuse elegiaque, Op. 42 (arr. J. Adams)] 19:16 44.1/16 Album only
3 Shaking and Trembling (Shaker Loops (version for string orchestra)) 9:35 44.1/16 Album only
4 Hymning Slews (Shaker Loops (version for string orchestra)) 8:32 44.1/16 Album only
5 Loops and Verses (Shaker Loops (version for string orchestra)) 5:36 44.1/16 Album only
6 A Final Shaking (Shaker Loops (version for string orchestra)) 7:18 44.1/16 Album only
7 The Wound-Dresser [The Wound-Dresser] 4:14 $1.49 Buy

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The story of John Adams is a truly American one. Raised in Massachusetts and trained as a composer at Harvard, at the age of 24 he headed west to San Francisco in order to distance himself from his neo-European upbringing. Shaker Loops, written in the heyday of American minimalism, helped to earn him a place as one of the most famous living composers. It borrows the technique of looping fragments of melody from Steve Reich’s early tape experiments, and continues to be one of Adams’ most frequently performed works. Also included on this disc is Short Ride in a Fast Machine, four minutes of pure aural adrenaline, and The Wound- Dresser, a pensive adaptation of Walt Whitman’s poem about his experiences as a nurse during the civil war.

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Give your equipment an early Christmas present with an outrageously brilliant orchestral showpiece taking a ride on a very fast Bournemouth Symphony with their superb conductor, Marin Alsop. - David Denton, Yorkshire Post, December 2004