Category: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer: Neil Ginsberg
Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition: SBMP 541
Stillwater Junior High School 2011
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
Kashmir is a geographical region renowned for its shawl weaving. The fragility of the cashmere yarn does not tolerate a machine loom so this music is as timely today as it was when it was conceived. The melody of the song uses the pentatonic scale and is sung in unison, canon, and with augmentation. The instrumental accompaniment imitates the spinning wheel and uses the mixolydian mode to add additional color and intrigue to the harmonic structure.
With flute and drum