Arranging Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon
Author: Ryan Raul Bañagale
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199978387
Category: Music
Page: 224
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In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Bañagale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue not as a composition but as an arrangement -- a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. Shifting emphasis away from the notion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Bañagale posits a broad vision of the piece that acknowledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we know it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures such as Ferde Grofé and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements -- an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies -- as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition. Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed not only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America -- its people, their pursuits, and their processes.

The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin


Author: Anna Harwell Celenza
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108423531
Category: Music
Page: 356
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Explores how Gershwin's iconic music was shaped by American political, intellectual, cultural and business interests as well as technological advances.

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book

Ten Years of Academic Insights For the Thinking World
Author: Alice Northover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190461896
Category: Reference
Page: 152
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The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog what it is today: an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors, these selections feature James M. McPherson on Lincoln's greatest moment, Arne L. Kalleberg's on police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, and Anatoly Liberman's exploration into the origins of the word "bigot,?among many others. From the fall of Rome and the science of happiness, to race relations and international law, the OUPblog has adapted the insights of authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press for an entire decade, earning its place as a 2013 Webby Award Honoree. Since 2005, more than 8,000 articles have been published, featuring daily commentary on a wide range of topics spanning politics, science, philosophy, music, and everything in between. Today, the OUPblog continues to represent the Oxford University Press's commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and education, disseminating insights from the world's greatest thinkers.

Miller's Yearbook of Popular Music


Author: Paul Eduard Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jazz
Page: 193
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Arranging Music for the Real World


Author: VINCE COROZINE
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610656660
Category: Music
Page: 212
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This book is written from a composer's point of view and is intended to be a reference book for the analysis of arranging techniques. Its aim is to help composers and arrangers improve their compositional skills as well as their understanding of various musical styles. Through a study and analysis of the scores and styles of the master composers, the author gives a broad view of the music of both the past and of the present. This allows the musician to navigate within the contemporary music scene with an essential awareness of and appreciation for all genres of music. the skills and concepts taught in this book will help the aspiring arranger harmonize melodies and write counter-melodies quickly and efficiently utilizing various combinations of instruments and voices, whether for pops orchestra, television, or recordings, according to the demands of modern commercial music.

Fanfare


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Someone to Watch Over Me


Author: George (COP) Gershwin,Ira (COP) Gershwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780757933561
Category: Music
Page: 132
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What more could one ask for than the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the arranging talents of Warren Barker and his new Vocal Showcase Series? Here is the answer to the crying need for a top-flight arrangement for vocalist (male or female) with concert band accompaniment. An optional alto saxophone solo is included to give you the flexibility of an instrumental version. This will take the musical world by storm! (3: 05)

Arranging the Score

Portraits of the Great Arrangers
Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 310
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Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger. Ranging from big bands to studio backings for singers, Lees brings his characteristic blend of personal and inside knowledge, keen reportage and trenchant criticism to bear on major figures in music arrangement. His portrait of Miles Davis's arranger Gil Evans is one of the few essays written on this significant composer.

A Guide to Jazz Composition & Arranging


Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arrangement (Music)
Page: 76
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Waterloo


Author: David Vincent
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465347968
Category: Fiction
Page: 686
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While this is a work of fiction, it is based on actual events that took place during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. Therefore, some of the characters in this book are based on historical figures that took part in these events. Other characters are entirely fictitious and are not meant to resemble anyone known or unknown to the author.

Jazz Composition and Arranging


Author: Tom Boras
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 381
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Whether you are an arranger or a composer or a music major, JAZZ COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING will help you gain a full understanding of the subject. This comprehensive introduction to the skills and techniques necessary for producing a successful composition and arranging project focuses on the concepts underlying instrumental writing, rather than on stylistic concerns. Narrative and music examples illustrate the harmonic and melodic practices prevalent in today's contemporary jazz music scene. The text focuses on presenting voice-leading tendencies in a number of different contexts: line writing, bass line construction, voicing procedures, and scoring textures.

The Gershwins and Me

A Personal History in Twelve Songs
Author: Michael Feinstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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From celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein comes a beautifully illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins—told through stories of twelve of their greatest songs. The “Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” Michael Feinstein was just twenty years old when he got the chance of a lifetime: a job with his hero, Ira Gershwin. During their six-year partnership, the two became close friends. Feinstein blossomed under Gershwin’s mentorship and Gershwin was reinvigorated by the younger man’s zeal for his and his brother George’s legacy. Now, in The Gershwins and Me, the only book of its kind, Michael Feinstein shares unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song, along with rare Gershwin memorabilia he’s collected through the years. From “Strike Up the Band” to “Love Is Here to Stay,” each of the twelve chapters highlights one of the Gershwins’ classic songs, exploring the brothers’ lives, illuminating what the music meant to them, and telling the stories of how their iconic tunes came to life. Throughout the star-studded narrative, Feinstein unfolds the moving chronicle of his own life with the Gershwins, describing his vision for their enduring presence today. No other writer could give us such an authoritative inside perspective on these titans of American culture. A timeless classic and the definitive account of the Gershwins and their legacy, The Gershwins and Me will having you humming with every turn of the page.

Stage Arranging: A concentrated approach to arranging for the jazz band, stage band and dance band


Author: Everett D. Longstreth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arrangement (Music)
Page: N.A
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Arranging Music for Young Players

A Handbook on Basic Orchestration
Author: Philippe Oboussier
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arrangement (Music)
Page: 175
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The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia


Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891689
Category: Music
Page: 352
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Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer. Not only are all of Kern’s stage and screen projects covered, but there are also entries on all the major librettists and lyricists with whom he worked, as well as producers, directors, actors, and other individuals who figured prominently in his career. Approximately 100 of Kern’s most important songs are discussed, and other entries address awards, collaborations, working methods, song styles, and other related subjects. The encyclopedia also includes a brief biography of Kern, a chronology of his life and work, and appendices on recordings, interpolations, revivals, and remakes.

Saxophone Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Race and the Modern Artist


Author: Heather Hathaway,Josef Jarab,Jeffrey Melnick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195352627
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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Definitions of modernism have been debated throughout the twentieth century. But both during the height of the modernist era and since, little to no consideration has been given to the work of minority writers as part of this movement. Considering works by writers ranging from B.A. Botkin, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Frank, and Jean Toomer to Pedro Pietri and Allen Ginsberg, these essays examine the disputed relationships between modernity, modernism, and American cultural diversity. In so doing, the collection as a whole adds an important new dimension to our understanding of twentieth-century literature.

Top 10 Broadway Classics

10 of the Best-Loved Songs from Broadway Musicals
Author: Sharon Aaronson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457430404
Category: Music
Page: 36
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Top 10 Broadway Classics contains 10 beloved Broadway songs from the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, Chicago, Gypsy, The Lion King, A Little Night Music, My Fair Lady, and more. Music is from Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Lerner and Loewe, Sondheim and others. Aaronson's arrangements are rich, musically satisfying and remain true to the original scores. Titles: * And All That Jazz * Beauty and the Beast * Begin the Beguine * Camelot * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Everything’s Coming Up Roses * Home * On the Street Where You Live * Send In the Clowns * Someone to Watch Over Me. 36 pages.

First and Last Love

Thoughts and Memories about Music
Author: Robert W. Miles
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865342687
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 134
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The many thoughts and gratifying memories recounted in this volume began in 1924 and ended in 2013. The memories are of the author’s development as a songwriter and the many talented and likeable people he got to know. The locale is mainly New York City, with important time spent as a composer at a Catskill Mountain resort. Many of the thoughts are about the changing popular music scene in America.