Where's the Caboose? by Rémi Bouchard (Video #4)
CNCM presents a special 5-part video series celebrating the life and music of French Canadian composer Rémi Bouchard.
“Where’s the Caboose?” is a charming character piece quoting I’ve been Working on the Railroad which includes train whistles and the perpetual motion and clattered on the wheels on the track. The required voicing, key changes and interesting harmonic chord colouring all seem to be trying to answer the question of Where’s the Caboose?
Making Tracks, Volume 1 presents an Expedition in Canadian Piano Music. Early to modern railroading across the country with descriptive pieces, making a useful resource at a variety of levels, from recitals, festivals, examinations, supplemental material or just for pure pleasure. 19 pieces for Preparatory through approximately Level 6 students. The theme is early railroading in Canada with wonderfully descriptive piano solos throughout.
MAKING TRACKS, like Northern Lights, is a critically-acclaimed series of Canadian piano music. Consisting of repertoire at various levels, Making Tracks showcases music rooted in Canada’s rich railway history and small town life.
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