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Download Gershwin George Gershwin's Songbook in PDF and mp3 for free and without copyrights from Musopen.org. Michael Feinstein is the Ambassador of American Songbook. Former assistant to Ira Gershwin, Michael Feinstein has been the keeper of the American Songbook since the early 1980's. Website features News, Tour, Bio, Multimedia, and Contact information.
|Genre Categories||Songs; For voice, piano; For voices with keyboard; Scores featuring the voice; Scores featuring the piano; English language|
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is a box set by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald that contains songs by George and Ira Gershwin with arrangements by Nelson Riddle. It was produced by Norman Granz, Fitzgerald's manager and the founder of Verve Records. This Gershwin songbook includes the words and the music of so many of the Gershwin standards. I have found it accessible at the intermediate level or higher of piano ability. A - tive vein 0 - rig - i - na;t - ing a na - tive strain, With folk songs plain-tive and cer- tain snap, The tern - po tick- lish that makes you tap; The in - vi - ta - tion to 0th-ers gay, In their own pe- cu - liar way.A - mer - i - can folk songs, I ag - i - tate And a leave the rest to fate. A rag-gy re-fraian- y.
Piano roll recording
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Piano roll recording
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First edition (reprint)
New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.
n.d. (1920 or later)
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Gershwin Piano Music
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Gershwin Songbook Imslp
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano solo (Composer)
- See:George Gershwin's Songbook (No.14)
Gershwin Songbook Piano Play
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IGG 26|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1919|
|First Performance.||1919-10 in New York: Capitol Theater|
|First Publication.||1919 – New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter|
|Copyright Information||Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items|
containing any text by the author(s) listed belowcannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2047. Items with text first published before 1926 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
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|Librettist||Irving Caesar (1895-1996)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Extra Information||The song was written for a New York City revue called 'Demi-Tasse', which opened in October 1919 in the Capitol Theater. The song had little impact in its first show, but not long afterwards Gershwin played it at a party where Al Jolson heard it. Jolson then put it into his show Sinbad, already a success at the Winter Garden Theatre, and recorded it for Columbia Records in January 1920. Gershwhin himself made several piano roll recordings of the song. Possibly orchestrated, but by somebody other than the composer.|