Ghost Train

Composer: Eric Whitacre

Composition Notes

“The legend of the Ghost Train, a supernatural machine that roars out of the night through forgotten towns and empty canyons, is deeply rooted in American folklore, and it was this spirit I worked to capture.” — Eric Whitacre


"What the heck is a waterphone?". It is a percussion instrument, and its sound is created by playing its metal 'spikes' with a well rosined bass bow. It is used in many film scores (usually mysterious or ominous scenes) and sounds like distant, squeaking metal.

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