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The Legend of John Henry
- Michael D Blostein
The traditional folk character John Henry and the original story of how he competed against a steam powered shovel and won. With far more meaning, the story really talks about the struggle between man and technology. Here, the tuba solo takes the story to a new level, and the strings and anvil add to the story, told throughout, to bring the story truly to life. A challenging work, which is wonderfully satisfying to both perform and listen to.