Fascinating Ribbons

Grade 6

Item #: B-B04606     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

The composer writes:

Fascinating Ribbons was commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association in 2000 with a consortium of thirty-one bands.

It is dedicated to Jack Stamp, that intrepid “stalker” of composers who will not give up until he gets a band piece from them. (I should know: it took him five years to get me to write one!)

Since this was my first foray into the band world, I decided that a short piece would be the wisest course.

One of the rhythmic motives was taken from George Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythms” and many of the contours of motives in the piece are shaped in curved “ribbon” patterns— hence the title of the work.