The Ballad of Steam 4th movement

Composer
Year of composition
1988
Lyricist
Mary Ratcliffe
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is the fourth movement of the cantata The Ballad of Steam. It is a setting of a poem by the Swindon poet Mary Ratcliffe, which was written both as a reflection upon the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Great Western Railway, its subsequent history, and the fact that the year of this anniversary, 1985, was also the year of the closure of the Swindon Rail workshops.

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