(Suite No. 2 from Roundings)
Duration: 13 mins.
This two-movement suite combines the Oil Well and Locomotive movements from the parent suite. Both contain compelling orchestral representations of the machines which they describe.
- …“[Jones’] sonic murals are rendered in a highly pictorial fashion. Pounding drilling rigs and swirling string figures in Oil Well break out into a gusher; Locomotive slows down for the station—we hear the train’s whistle, bells, screeching brakes, and hissing steam with startling onomatopoeic immediacy—before it accelerates away.
---Mark L. Lehman, American Record Guide
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