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The Perpetual Motion Machine

for SSA choir, percussion and piano

Year:  2020   ·  Duration:  3m
Instrumentation:  SSA choir, 4 percussion players, piano

Year:  2020
Duration:  3m
Instrumentation  SSA choir, 4 percussion pla...

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

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This is the cautionary tale of someone who builds a perpetual motion machine and the unintended consequences. The machine is described as being made from all kinds of bits and pieces, from skateboards to discarded pianos, and has no known power source.

Jack Prelutsky is a widely anthologized American poet and author. His poetry is particularly aimed at younger readers.

The Perpetual Motion Machine was written for Chinese choral director Dixian Teng.

Dedication note

for Dixian Teng

Text note

Text by Jack Prelutsky