rapid transit

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rapid transit

6.35

two treble voices

PURCHASE SCORE
  • Commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook, rapid transit was premiered on 6 October 2011 by Martha Guth, soprano, and Blythe Gaissert, mezzo, at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York.

  • Instrumentation: two treble voices

  • Duration: 4'

Adrienne Danrich & Nicole Mitchell, voice, perform rapid transit / American Opera Projects & The Phoenix Concerts, NYC

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NAXOS of America / Rapid Transit / Five Borough Songbook ℗ 2013 GPR Records / Composer: Gilda Lyons / Artists: Blythe Gaissert & Martha Guth

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Signal problems at Newkirk Ave. Station. Expect delays in 2 and 5 service at this time. 

M trains run via the F in both directions.

G train Smith-9th Streets Station is closed.

MTA service changes:

Downtown N trains run express.

Signal problems at Canal.

Downtown Q trains run local.

Staten Island Railway passengers must use the last car of the train.

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PROGRAM NOTE

The moment I realized I had mastered my morning commute was the moment I felt like a real New Yorker. rapid transit musicalizes the language of the subway, weaving together vocalisms with the gestures and rhythms I associate with making my way through our glorious city on a good day. Commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook, rapid transit was premiered on 6 October 2011 by Martha Guth, soprano, and Blythe Gaissert, mezzo, at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York. —GL