Nickitas Demos

The Little Engine



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The Little Engine (1992)

Nickitas Demos

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Duration: 3'30"

Commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra

This brief work is an interactive piece for children and orchestra. It recreates the classic story of "The Little Engine That Could." Throughout the piece, children in the audience are given specific "train sounds" to make along with the orchestra to help the small engine make it over the formidable mountain.