SANDBURG SUITE (1980) 7''
Subito Music Inc; ASCAP
Comm. & prem 8/16/80; Margaret Beals the white Barn CT
Recording: Leonarda Records
Sandburg Suite was written for the dancer Margaret Beals, who recited Sandburg's poem Working Girls while dancing. In keeping with the populist spirit of Sandburg's poem, Bond gives us a brief nostalgic journey through musical Americana. The folk-like opening theme is followed by five variations, all different forms of the blues. The third variation presents a simple Joplin-type rag with a tune Bond claims springs from a childhood memory of a merry-go-round.
Immediately appealing - Discovery Magazine