A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

Piano Solo Arrangements
Author: George Gershwin,Ira Gershwin,Dan Coates
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780897242615
Category: Music
Page: 96
View: 804
(Piano Solo Composer Collection). This folio features 31 piano solo arrangements by Dan Coates of Gershwin classics, including: 'S Wonderful * Strike Up the Band * The Man I Love * My One and Only * Embraceable You * and more.

George Gershwin

A Bio-bibliography
Author: Norbert Carnovale
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313260032
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 608
View: 6957
The possibilities for using the patterns and templates in Ready Reproducibles are endless! This 352-page book includes awards, certificates, decorative stationery, calendar and newsletter templates, literature selections, and various themes. This comprehensive book is an ideal source for cross-curricular activities, bulletin board displays, classroom decorations, parent letters, and crafts for grades K¿.

Bob Hope: A Tribute

Author: Raymond Strait
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 4377
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! He's an American legend whose wisecracks entertained us for more than sixty years. Now you can enjoy all the glamour and fun of Bob Hope's fabulous life in this intimate, wonderfully detailed biography. Discover how an English immigrant named Leslie Downs Hope became the great Bob Hope, the funniest man in Hollywood, a comedian who won our hearts … and those of thousands of American troops. Don't miss: •HIS GET-TO-THE-TOP-ANY-WAY-YOU-CAN ATTITUDE … The truth about con games in Cleveland and the bluff that got him star billing in Vaudeville •ROBERTA … Not a lady but a Broadway musical, Hope's part in this hit promised a crack at Hollywood … until a misstep nearly cost him everything •ON THE ROAD … Shrewd or lucky? The facts behind teaming up with Bing Crosby on the hilarious Road to Singapore, his long movie career, and his fabulous wealth •THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING HIS MARRIAGE … Although he fell head over heels for the socialite who became his wife, secrets remain about another woman, a child, and a marriage certificate •DAMES, WAR, AND U.S.O … Patriotism or fame? What led Hope into three wars as he brought the boys risque jokes and sexy pin-ups … and earned a place in history? •GOLF AND POLITICAL GAMES … The behind-the-scenes story of his influence on America's presidents, his clout, and his golf—the game he loved enough to put his money where his tee was …

BeBOP and NOTHINGNESS: Jazz and Pop at the End of the Century

Author: Francis Davis
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 0857127667
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 306
View: 1863
An informative and insightful collection of essays from Francis Davis. Davis prefers artists who push at the avant-garde edges, who refuse to accept the status quo. This collection of influential writings again focuses on these hard-to-catergorize heroes, from Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand,to Art Pepper, Tony Bennett, Les Paul Don Byron and many more.

The Gershwin Style

New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin
Author: Wayne Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195358155
Category: Music
Page: 304
View: 8445
Even as orchestras, performers, enthusiasts, and critics across the nation--and across the globe--celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth, George Gershwin (1898-1937) remains one of America's most popular yet least appreciated composers. True, he is loved and revered for his wonderful popular songs, a few instrumental works, and the majestic opera Porgy and Bess. But most of his music is virtually unknown; hundreds of compositions, Broadway show tunes, and even several large and important instrumental works are gradually disappearing with the generations that first heard them. The Gershwin Style: New Looks at the Music of George Gershwin is a bold new work that stands in opposition to this disappearance. It is also a fresh collection of essays that promises to make a key contribution to American music research. Editor Wayne Schneider has corralled some of the leading authorities of Gershwin's efforts--renowned experts and authors who have researched his music for years if not decades--and sets their work alongside articles by scholars who come to Gershwin for the first time from backgrounds in American music or popular music in general. The notable contributors include Wayne D. Shirley, Charles Hamm, Edward Jablonski, and Artis Wodehouse (who has transcribed nearly all of Gershwin's piano performances). No one who surveys the American musical landscape can doubt Gershwin's enduring popularity or profound influence, but his critical standing among today's serious music scholars is much less certain. As Schneider points out in his Introduction, there have been many biographies of Gershwin but comparatively few studies of his music in and of itself. Covering both the "popular" and "classical" extremes of Gershwin's output, as well as the many and subtle points in between, this book reevaluates the music of an American original from several enlightening perspectives. This is a book with much to offer any student or scholar of American music--while some essays explore new methods of measuring Gershwin's abilities as a composer, others draw on hitherto unavailable musical and archival sources to make arguments previously unthinkable. The essays gathered here, most of which were written especially for this volume, thus address a number of important research topics, among them biography, source studies, music analysis, performance practice, and questions of interpretation and reception. The contributions also reflect the wide diversity of contemporary thinking regarding the logic, legacy, and lure of Gershwin's music.

American Songwriters

An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary
Author: David Ewen
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Composers
Page: 489
View: 9110
Collects biographical information on American composers and lyricists, including George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, and Hank Williams.

From Studio to Stage

Repertoire for the Voice
Author: Barbara Doscher
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461658780
Category: Music
Page: 392
View: 8370
The repertoire files of the late Dr. Barbara Doscher, in which she noted her tips, observations on each particular piece, and notes on how to best teach it, comprise a unique trove of wisdom unmatched by any other source. Laboriously transcribed and annotated by John Nix, one of Doscher's students, the notes are presented here as a companion volume to her best-selling text, The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice. Entries are divided by broad category (art song, arias, folk songs, oratorio, musicals, etc.) and are arranged by song title. Each entry includes author, poet or librettist, key(s) available, ranges (for each key), tessitura, difficulty level, voice types, comments, a summary of the text, and notes as to genre, language, and editions available. Five comprehensive indexes facilitate searching. As a guide to selecting vocal repertoire, this book's practical and sometimes colorful comments on each song or aria will assist the vocal instructor in matching the student's ability and range to the appropriate piece. This distillation of Barbara Doscher's many years of experience in the teaching studio is a necessary addition to any vocal instructor's collection, as well as a valuable resource for the individual singer.

Music Clubs Magazine

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
View: 8140

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 9636

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634007651
Category: Music
Page: 392
View: 3545
A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

George Gershwin

American Musical Genius
Author: Carin T. Ford
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766028876
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 5087
"A biography of American composer George Gershwin"--Provided by publisher.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

My Life in Rhythm and Rhyme
Author: Michael Feinstein
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786882205
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 1064
In a tribute to the great musical loves of his life, the popular musician and performer tells the story of his legendary career as America's favorite interpreter of classical popular music and his love affair with Tin Pan Alley and friendship with Ira Gershwin. Reprint.

Show Music on Record

From the 1890s to the 1980s
Author: Jack Raymond
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Category: Music
Page: 253
View: 9528

Sing for Your Supper

The Broadway Musical in the 1930s
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893478
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
View: 5030
In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by taking a look at this forgotten era. Shows like Anything Goes brought the glitter of Cole Porter and Merman's brass to the public. Innovations in dance were pioneered by Balanchine and others. Scenic advancements made Astaire's The Band Wagon move across the stage in novel ways. Gershwin's revolutionary Porgy and Bess entered the canon of American Classics. And The Cradle Will Rock and Johnny Johnson took the American political temperature. With his trademark wit and style, Ethan Mordden shines the spotlight on Broadway's forgotten decade.


A Tribute to Larry Adler
Author: Gary Italiaander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907205255
Category: Harmonica players
Page: 220
View: 6432
Legendary performer, Larry Adler was born on 10th February 1914 in Baltimore USA. Larry gave the harmonica a place on the concert platform for the first time, his name being synonymous with the instrument. Widely acknowledged as one of ther world's most skilled players, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold, Darius Milhaud and Arthur Benjamin composed works for him. George and Ira Gershwin were two of his closest friends. In celebration of his extraordinary life, photographer Gary Italiaander, who was a personal friend, has written this amazing book that includes previously unseen portraits as well as memories by his colleagues, family and friends including Sir Michael Parkinson, Itzhak Perlman and more. Well known musicians including Sting, Sir Elton John, Kate Bush, Cher, and Jon Bon Jovi took part in the award winning CD,The Glory of Gershwin, produced by Sir George Martin in celebration of Larry¿s 80th birthday. 'Of course Larry was a compulsive name-dropper but he really did know the greatest of people and for me it was wonderful to work with such a legend'. Sir George Martin, Producer The Glory of Gershwin. '... Larry had agreed to perform at Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra, playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. An almost unbelievable feat, except I was there in the wings, open mouthed like the rest of the audience'. Sting.

A Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534806696
Page: 408
View: 3179
Everyone on staff at Tottney Castle knows that the lovely Lady Alyce Marshmorton (Joan Fontaine) must marry soon, so a wager is proposed as to the identity of the lucky man. With all the likely candidates already claimed, young footman Albert (Harry Watson) places a bet on a "Mr. X," someone totally out of the blue. Lady Alyce secretly has a romantic interest in an American no one from her family has yet met. She leaves the castle one day to venture into London, where by chance she encounters Jerry Halliday (Fred Astaire). He is an American entertainer, accompanied by press agent George (George Burns) and secretary Gracie (Gracie Allen), but he is not well enough known to be recognized by Lady Alyce. Jerry is incorrectly led to believe that he is the American that Lady Alyce is in love with. He goes to the castle, encouraged by Albert but discouraged by Keggs (Reginald Gardiner), a scheming butler whose money is on another beau. The closest Jerry can get to Lady Alyce is a castle tour, at least until Albert can sneak him upstairs. False impressions abound, as Jerry also fails to recognize Lady Alyce's father (Montagu Love), the lord of the manor. He is slapped in the face in a Tunnel of Love, misunderstanding the young lady's intentions entirely. In the end, however, he and Lady Alyce do find romance.

'Have You Seen...?'

a Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films including masterpieces, oddities and guilty pleasures (with just a few disasters)
Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926589
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1024
View: 3720
This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour. Always unexpected, never repetitive, ‘Have You Seen...?’ can be read consecutively – from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point – or dipped into over many years, and it is a masterclass in how to write about films and how to love them. Sometimes Thomson will be interested in the director, sometimes in the culture that made such a film possible at such a time, sometimes in the stars (always in the stars, to be honest), and sometimes even in the outrageous cynicism and corruption of most financial backers. ‘Have You Seen...?’ is crammed with great love stories, westerns, musicals, war stories, comedies, and dramas. It is as in awe of film noir as of silent farce, and adores Hollywood but also favours British, Japanese and European cinema: camp disasters, kitsch and pretention hold no fears. If Thomson has a bottom line it is his incredulity that so much that is so enjoyable and moving and worthwhile was ever made at all – and that thanks to DVD we can now watch it forever. ‘Have You Seen...?’ will redirect how you spend your evenings for the rest of your life – for the better.

Congressional Record Index

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 7751
Includes history of bills and resolutions.

Encyclopedia of American Opera

Author: Ken Wlaschin
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Category: Music
Page: 480
View: 8303
"This encyclopedia lists, describes and cross-references everything to do with American opera. The approximately 1750 entries range from ballad operas and composers of the 18th century to modern minimalists and video opera artists. Each opera entry consis

Doris Day

Sentimental Journey
Author: Garry McGee
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603219
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 312
View: 7256
Doris Day, once called an Actors Studio unto herself, was one of the twentieth century’s greatest entertainers, with a career spanning 39 films, more than 150 television shows, and more than 500 recordings. This work covers the life and career of the singer and star of such films as Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Calamity Jane. The work is divided into four sections, beginning with a biography of Day’s life from her birth in Cincinnati, Ohio, through four marriages, near-bankruptcy, and her dedication to animal rights, and concluding with her contented present life. A filmography lists each film with full credits, synopsis and reviews, plus her popularity rankings and awards. The third section lists complete record album releases with notes, single record releases, unreleased songs and recordings, music awards and nominations, radio appearances from big bands to solo work, her seven million-sellers, and chart placements. The final section lists Day’s television appearances, including synopses and credits for her five-season run with The Doris Day Show on CBS, the cable show Doris Day’s Best Friends, and her appearances in variety specials, talk shows, and documentaries.