Fascinating Rhythm (arr Bulla)

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George Gershwin (arr. Stephen Bulla)

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General Info

Year: 1924 /
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Fascinating Rhythm is a popular song written by George Gershwin in 1924 with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was first introduced by Cliff Edwards, Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire in the Broadway musical Lady Be Good. The Astaires also recorded the song on April 19, 1926, in London with George Gershwin on the piano.

Fascinating Rhythm inspired the 1974 Deep Purple song Burn. In 2012 a version by Hawaiian steel guitarist Sol Hoʻopiʻi was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry list of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" American sound recordings.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

From his meager start as a “song plugger” for a Tin Pan Alley music publishing firm, George Gershwin became one of the greatest songwriters of all time. He was assisted by his brother, Ira, who wrote nearly all the lyrics for his songs. The song “Fascinating Rhythm” is from the 1924 Broadway musical Lady be Good, which featured Broadway greats Cliff Edwards, Fred Astaire, and Adele Astaire. The Astaires also recorded this song in London with Gershwin at the piano.

- Program Note from United States Marine Band concert program, 6 June 2019


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