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Joan Tower

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Grawemeyer Award (1990) – Silver Ladders (1986)

American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Prize (1983)

Guggenheim Fellowship (1977)


Compositions for Winds:

Fascinating Ribbons (2001) for Concert Band

Celebration Fanfare (from “Stepping Stones”) (1993) for Concert Band (arr. Jack Stamp)

Third Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1991), for Brass Dectet

Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1989), for 11 brass, 3 percussion

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1987/1997) for 3 Trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 3 Percussion

Black Topaz (1976), for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, 2 Percussion