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First, we ride the train from Providence, Rhode Island, to Rocky Point. From the composer's description:
This composition is supposed to represent a Trip from the City of Providence R.I. to Rocky Point and return. In imagination the listener goes over the following route: We first enter the Steam Cars, and when ready to start the Whistle blows. The sound of the cars is imitated by a lively movement in two-four time. The Cars gradually increase in speed and diminish as they approach the Point, A beautiful watering place on Narragansett Bay. As the train stops the strains of a Military Band are heard . . .
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Helpful keywords not in the main text: walter burke; 19th century american guitar music; banjo; providence, rhode island.