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Fascinating Rhythm

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Elliot Del Borgo)


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General Info

Year: 1924 / 1994
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


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Errata

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Program Notes

Melodies can be delightful, harmonies can be interesting, and most certainly, rhythms can be fascinating. 70 years have passed since the birth of this classic song. Now, major composer/arranger Elliot Del Borgo presents a concert band version to take us into the twenty-first century. Sophisticated and gracious!

- Program Note by publisher


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


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