Instrumentation

4 clarinets in B-flat (III=basset horn IV=bcl)

Availability

Score and parts on special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes

This piece was composed in 1993 to a commission from the Mannheim Group. It takes its title from the use of the rhythms of high-speed trains and was also inspired by the chapter “Sounds” in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.

Julian Anderson

Scherzo (with trains)

Brown Hall Boston, New England Conservatory (Boston, MA, USA)

Callithumpian Consort

Scherzo (with trains)

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Antony Hermus

Scherzo (with trains)

Possibly four performances in family concerts.

No Venue (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Scherzo (with trains)

Helsinki Conservatory of Music (Helsinki, Finland)

Students from Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia

Scherzo (with trains)

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra