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Gershwin Songbook Piano

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Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's1
Composition Year1919
Genre CategoriesSongs; 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.

  • 1Performances
    • 1.1Recordings
    • 1.3Synthesized/MIDI
  • 2Sheet Music
    • 2.2Arrangements and Transcriptions

Performances

Recordings

Composer Improvisations

Piano roll recording
*#179639 - 2.11MB - 2:18 - 0.0/10 (-) - V/C/V - 4679× - MP3 - Guifré

Performer PagesGeorge Gershwin (piano)
Publisher Info.New York: Duo-Art, No.1649, 1920.
Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0[tag/del]
Misc. NotesImpromptu improvisation, with quote from Winner's Listen to the Mocking Bird.
Not to be confused with the short transcription form George Gershwin's Songbook.
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Synthesized/MIDI

Composer Improvisations

Piano roll recording
*#301211 - 0.02MB - 2:12 - 0.0/10 (-) - !N/!C/!N - 317× - MID - Guifré

PerformersGeorge Gershwin (piano)
Publisher Info.New York: Duo-Art, No.1649, 1920.
Copyright
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0[tag/del]
Misc. NotesMIDI transcription of the original piano roll.
Impromptu improvisation, with quote from Winner's Listen to the Mocking Bird.
Not to be confused with the short transcription form George Gershwin's Songbook.
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Sheet Music

Scores

Gershwin
Complete ScorePDF file, Scanned by Unknown
4 (#2-5) pages, 0.40 MBUploader: Guifre (18 July 2011)

First edition (reprint)

Language:

English

New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.

Reprinted:

n.d. (1920 or later)

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It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

Gershwin Piano Music

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Color Cover
*#109743 - 0.09MB, 1 pp. - 0.0/10 (-) - V/V/C- 2409× - Guifré

EditorFirst edition
Publisher. Info.New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.
Reprintedn.d. (1920 or later)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano solo (Composer)
See:George Gershwin's Songbook (No.14)
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General Information

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Work TitleSwanee
Alternative. Title
ComposerGershwin, George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.IGG 26
KeyF minor/major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's1
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 InformationAlthough 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
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
LibrettistIrving Caesar (1895-1996)
LanguageEnglish
Composer Time PeriodComp. PeriodEarly 20th century
Piece StyleEarly 20th century
InstrumentationVoice, piano
External LinksWikipedia article
Extra InformationThe 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.

Gershwin Songbook Piano Music

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