Fast Flows the River is a textless setting of the anonymous folk song Call John the Boatman for ‘cello and electric organ. The lyrics of the song describe a sailor who “sleeps” more deeply the worse a storm buffets his boat.
ListenTimo Andres: Fast Flows the River
recorded by Timo Andres at CSMT, Sprague Hall, New Haven, CT, May 2009
performers Hannah Collins, ‘cello; Timo Andres, Hammond B3