Arranging Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon
Author: Ryan Raul Bañagale
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199978379
Category: Music
Page: 209
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In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Banagale 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, Banagale 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 Grofe 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: Music
Page: 193
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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)

George Gershwin

His Life and Work
Author: Howard Pollack
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520933149
Category: Music
Page: 901
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This comprehensive biography of George Gershwin (1898-1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the most beloved music of the twentieth century and, along with Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, helped make the golden age of Broadway golden. Howard Pollack draws from a wealth of sketches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, books, articles, recordings, films, and other materials—including a large cache of Gershwin scores discovered in a Warner Brothers warehouse in 1982—to create an expansive chronicle of Gershwin’s meteoric rise to fame. He also traces Gershwin’s powerful presence that, even today, extends from Broadway, jazz clubs, and film scores to symphony halls and opera houses. Pollack’s lively narrative describes Gershwin’s family, childhood, and education; his early career as a pianist; his friendships and romantic life; his relation to various musical trends; his writings on music; his working methods; and his tragic death at the age of 38. Unlike Kern, Berlin, and Porter, who mostly worked within the confines of Broadway and Hollywood, Gershwin actively sought to cross the boundaries between high and low, and wrote works that crossed over into a realm where art music, jazz, and Broadway met and merged. The author surveys Gershwin’s entire oeuvre, from his first surviving compositions to the melodies that his brother and principal collaborator, Ira Gershwin, lyricized after his death. Pollack concludes with an exploration of the performances and critical reception of Gershwin's music over the years, from his time to ours.

Saxophone Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Musical compositions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American drama
Page: N.A
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Novelty Masterpieces of the Gershwin Era

The Music of Zez Confrey, Pauline Alpert and Rube Bloom
Author: Peter Mintun
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486490920
Category: Music
Page: 112
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Original collection of piano tunes from the 1920s and '30s features Kitten on the Keys, Dizzy Fingers, Dream of a Doll, Spring Fever, A Stately Mansion, and many other old-time favorites.

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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George Percy Grainger (1882-1961) Professionally Known as Percy Aldridge Grainger

A Biographical Estimate
Author: Eric Thacker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: N.A
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Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Renewal registrations. Literature, art, film. Part 14A
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Copyright
Page: N.A
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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.

A Damsel in Distress


Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534806696
Category:
Page: 408
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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.

Listening for Madeleine

A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices
Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466827777
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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Writer. Matriarch. Mentor. Friend. Icon. Madeleine L'Engle is perhaps best recognized as the author of A Wrinkle in Time, the enduring milestone work of fantasy fiction that won the 1963 John Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature and has enthralled millions of readers for the past fifty years. But to those who knew her well, L'Engle was much more besides: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. In Listening for Madeleine, the renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals Madeleine L'Engle in all her complexity, through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately. Vivid reminiscences of family members, colleagues, and friends create a kaleidoscope of keen insights and snapshop moments that help readers to understand the many sides of this singularly fascinating woman.

A Guide to Jazz Composition & Arranging


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

a study in American music
Author: Isaac Goldberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 387
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George Gershwin

His Life & Music
Author: Ean Wood
Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
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The story of arguable America's most famous composer.

Repertorio de vituperios musicales

Un recorrido venenoso por la música clásica
Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430618058
Category: Music
Page: 304
View: 6870
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Una maravillosa e insolente compilación de sofisticados vituperios proferidos por los más respetados críticos musicales contra los compositores que han marcado la historia de la música. ¿Qué famoso compositor fue un sinvergüenza y un bastardo sin talento alguno? ¿El tercer movimiento de qué conocida sinfonía comienza con un perro aullando a la medianoche, luego imita las regurgitaciones de una cisterna de casa vulgar de clase media baja, y termina con un violonchelo tratando de reproducir el chirrido de una carretilla sin engrasar? Repertorio de vituperios musicales es un recorrido venenoso por la historia de la música clásica. Más allá de una exhaustiva muestra del despliegue de ingenio y la lengua viperina de los críticos musicales a la hora de arremeter contra las obras desde la época de Beethoven, este libro es a su vez una sutil crítica a nuestro ancestral rechazo de todo lo nuevo y desconocido. Además, el estilo meticuloso de los comentarios, que entran a valorar aspectos musicales curiosos y sutiles detalles de las piezas, no solo da fe de un increíble nivel en la crítica musical, que hoy hemos perdido, sino que además llevará al lector a escuchar de otro modo las obras maestras de la historia de la música occidental. Entre los eminentes críticos están George Bernard Shaw, Friedrich Nietzsche y Oscar Wilde. ---------- «Liszt es una persona común y corriente con el pelo de punta, un esnob salido de un frenopático. Escribe la música más fea que existe.» Dramatic and Musical Review, Londres, 7 de enero de 1843 ---------- «Beethoven les cogió el gusto a las disonancias poco eufónicas porque oía poco y de un modo confuso [...]. Las combinaciones más monstruosas de notas acabaron sonando, en su cabeza, como aceptables y equilibradas.» A. Oulibicheff, Beethoven, ses critiques et ses glossateurs, París 1857 ---------- «La música de Wagner es la que más me gusta. Suena tan fuerte que uno puede hablar todo el tiempo sin que nadie oiga lo que dice.» Oscar Wilde Reseña: «Probablemente la obra de consulta más entretenida que existe. Lo que tenemos aquí es una antología sensacionalista de la crítica de la música clásica, pero gracias a las impecables credenciales de Slonimsky, nadie tiene que fingir que lo compra para regalo.» Peter Shickele, compositor y musicólogo «Nicolas Slonimsky recopila en su Repertorio de vituperios musicales los juicios malévolos y viperinos que los críticos han emitido sobre los compositores más destacados.» Stefano Russomanno, ABC Cultural «El libro puede abrirse por cualquier página y la risa está asegurada.» Juanju Blasco Panamá, Artes & Letras, Heraldo de Aragón «Una magnífca obra de consulta, con grandes dosis de humor.» Cosme Marina, Artes & Letras, Información de Alicante