The Iron Road
"The Iron Road", composed by Eric B. Davis, gets its name from The West Highland Railway in Scotland that goes from the city of Glasgow north to the beautiful and scenic highlands. In Gaelic, the name of this railway translates to 'Iron Road to the Isles,' hence the name of the piece.
It is written for a young orchestra, requiring basic slurs and hooked bows yet staying in first position. The main theme, which is played in upper and lower strings, as well as the descant in the 1st violin part, are intended to evoke the experience of journeying the Iron Road to the lush and magical highlands.
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