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A Fateful Trip - President Hardings Train Ride to Alaska

CategoryInstrumental Works » Quintets
InstrumentationBrass Quintet Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Sc/Pts
ComposerDeon Nielsen Price
Composition Year1993
Publication Year1993-2014
Fragments of Hit tunes from 1922-23 are heard from railroad car: * “L'amour, toujours l'amour” (Rudolph Friml, 1922); “Mobile Blues” (Fred Rose and Albert E. Short, 1923); “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” (George Gershwin, 1922); “My Buddy” (Walter Donaldson, 1922). Each song is noted in a superscription when it is heard. Train whistle, at end President Harding dies of food poisoning.
Performance Information
1993, Alaska Brass Quintet Alaskaland, Fairbanks, Alaska