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Great Crush Collision March by Joplin #2920631 12/07/19 10:29 AM
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In my usual weekly trawl through new albums I came across the above wonderful piece of piano music as the opening track to an album by Alessandro Simonetto.

The track is instantly a favourite of mine and I decided to do a bit of research in to it. I couldn't see that the piece has been discussed here on the forums before, but did find a fantastic blog post about the staged train crash about which the piece is a dedication:

https://blogs.baylor.edu/digitalcollections/2012/04/19/scott-joplin’s-“great-crush-collision-march-and-the-memorialization-of-a-marketing-spectacle/

The piece and the blog post are well worth your attention.

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Re: Great Crush Collision March by Joplin [Re: leemeadowcroft] #2920693 12/07/19 02:03 PM
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I included the piece in a recital once, because (besides that I think it's a neat piece anyway)....

The place happened to be right across from a railroad, and I was already playing this Scarlatti piece (at 43:45 on here) which I had long ago decided sounded like a train:



.......so I figured it would be fun to also play that piece that's really about a train.

I was so excited about it that when they had me on the radio before the concert to talk about it, I got so much into this train thing that the host had to ask me, are these two pieces the whole concert. ha


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