Basic Details

Title
Filling Station
Availability
Available
Category
Ballet
Instrumentation
2 picc.2 corA.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.2 perc-harp.pft-str
Duration
24'
Publisher
Boosey & Hawkes
First Publisher
American Music Edition
Commission
Commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein for Ballet Caravan
Premieres
  • 1. World: Avery Memorial Theater, Hartford, CT, January 6th, 1938 (Ballet Caravan)
  • 2. World: Work Projects Administration-Federal Music Theatre, New York City, February 18th, 1938 (Ballet Caravan)
Edition/Catalog #
Rental (Worldwide)
Parts/Movements
  1. Introduction
  2. Mac's Dance (Pas Seul)
  3. Scene (Mac and Motorist)
  4. Acrobatics (Mac and Truck Drivers)
  5. Scene (State Trooper and Truck Drivers)
  6. Family Life (Motorist's Family and Truck Drivers)
  7. Tango (Rich Girl and Boy)
  8. Valse à trois (Rich Girl, Boy, Mac)
  9. Big Apple (Ensemble)
  10. Hold Up (Ensemble)
  11. Chase (Ensemble)
  12. Finale (Ensemble)
Versions

Cataloging Information

Copyright
©1937 Boosey & Hawkes
Year Composed
1937
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
B1[A-D]
Meckna Number
W2

Additional Info

Instrumentation Notes
2 picc.2 corA.2.2.-4.3.3.1.-timp.2[+]perc.-harp.pft.-str
or
2.2.2.2.-2.2.1.0.-timp.2 perc.-pft.-str
External Links
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Attachments

Related Works

Filling Station - Related Works

Filling Station, a ballet in twelve scenes

No. 6, "Family Life," of Filling Station is from the piano portrait of John Mosher (1935; Boosey & Hawkes; See W224)

"The John Mosher Waltzes" for orchestra (1937; Boosey & Hawkes; See W16) arranged from the piano portrait of John Mosher

Also arranged for piano, "Filling Station" (1937; Boosey & Hawkes; See W179)

Also arranged as orchestral suite, Suite from "Filling Station" (1937; Boosey & Hawkes; See W15)