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Rhapsody in Blue

Composer: George Gershwin

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Advanced

Published: 2020

Price: €30.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: approx 20 min.
      Arranged and adapted by Adélaïde Ferrière

      « Performing the Rhapsody in Blue was maybe one of the most difficult and amazing things I have ever done. Being a full orchestral work, this arrangement was extremely challenging in order to keep that powerful sound and harmony on the marimba. Having first performed the version for solo piano and orchestra, I strongly believed the full piece would work. I am very happy to publish it and make this masterpiece available for all percussion players. »

      Adélaïde Ferrière

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba (5-octave)

  • Watch+
    • Performed by Adélaïde Ferrière

  • 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: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Photo: Adrien Roux
      Engraving: Adélaïde Ferrière
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark

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