“More great train music!”
Railroaded really is about the unmistakeable sounds of the American railway system and they can all be heard loud and clear in this very effective piece for flute choir. Beatboxing techniques deliver the atmosphere but the simplicity of the rhythms and balancing of the parts ensure that it is accessible to those with very little experience of this style of music. Railroaded will definitely entertain an audience more used to arrangements of the classics - they will remember it for ages!
From the Publisher
Awarded Finalist in Flute Choir Category in the 2016 National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition
Railroaded was composed for the 2015 Atlanta Flute Club School Honors Flute Choir under the direction of the composer. Atlanta is a hub of sorts for the rail system. No matter how hard the composer tried, she always found herself living within earshot of the railroad since moving to Georgia. It seems that most of the trains do most of their traveling at night blowing their horns as they pass through intersections or returning home. That persistant sound always present in the composers mind. The composer uses some extended techniques such as beat boxing and pitch bending to replicate the familiar sounds of the train on the tracks, blowing its horn.
Performance duration (approx): 4'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).