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Prelude #2

Composer: George Gershwin

Instrument: Vibraphone and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2019

Price: €20.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: 5 min.
      Transcribed and arranged by Chris Deviney

      Program Note

      "Gershwin’s Prelude #2 is one of three short piano pieces which were first performed by the composer at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1926. Each prelude is a well-known example of early 20th-century American classical music influenced by a then burgeoning and truly American style of music loosely called “jazz”. Gershwin dedicated his Three Preludes to his friend and musical advisor Bill Daly.

      This transcription is from the Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone recording Virtuosi (2002), two of the greatest virtuosos to ever play their respective instruments.”

  • Instrumentation +
    • Vibraphone and Piano

  • About the composer +
    • George Gershwin (born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs Swanee (1919) and Fascinating Rhythm (1924), the jazz standard I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover design: Gaia Gomes
      Photo: Jessica Griffin
      Engraving: Chris Deviney
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark