I and a few KUSC listeners compiled this essential list for the cab of the thinking truck driver’s 18-wheeler.


10. Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overpass

9. George Frideric Handel’s Semi-ram-us

8. Ferde Grofe’s On the Trail

7. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles

6. Roy Harris’ Folksong Symphony (the only Great Composer who was a trucker)

5. Alan Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain (for routes over Donner Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, and Sherman Summit)

4. Sergei Prokofiev’s Peterbilt and the Wolf

3. Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man

2. Edvard Grieg’s Haul of the Mountain King

1. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Trucks May Safely Graze

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