If you are familiar with the BBC Ten Pieces, you will enjoy this KS2 Music quiz about Adams' Short Ride In A Fast Machine. This piece might fairly be described as a 'shot of musical adrenalin'.
"You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car, and then you wish you hadn't?" This quote is by John Adams about the title. Have you ever been in a fast sports car? Would you like to?
Short Ride In A Fast Machine was performed at the BBC Proms in 2004 and again in 2014.
Let's look a bit more closely under this piece of music's 'bonnet'!