Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin, George)

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For Piano and Orchestra (Gershwin)

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Performer Pages Jeff Manookian (piano)
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Performers Rami Bar-Niv, Piano
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For Piano and String Quintet (Sauter)

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Arranger Louis Sauter
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Misc. Notes This is an arrangement for string quintet of the 2nd piano accompaniment written by George Gershwin. The piano solo part is not included; it can be found in the score for 2 pianos by Gershwin.
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Turbando (2007/7/29)

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Publisher. Info. New York: New World Music Corp., 1924.
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For Piano (Gershwin)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Harms Inc., 1924.
Reprinted Milan: Ricordi, n.d. Plate 127952.
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Sissco (2007/7/19)

Publisher. Info. New York: New World Music Corp., 1927. Plate S-109.
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Publisher. Info. New York: New World Music Corp., 1924. Plate S-109.
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Selection: 4 measures before rehearsal 16

For Piano and Orchestra (Manookian)

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Arranger Jeff Manookian
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Misc. Notes Missing 4 Orchestra Measures to be inserted before Rehearsal Number "16"
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Work Title Rhapsody in Blue
Alternative. Title
Name Translations 蓝色狂想曲; 藍色狂想曲; Błękitna rapsodia; רפסודיה בכחול; Рапсодия в стиле блюз; 랩소디 인 블루; แรพโซดีอินบลู; Rapsodia in blu; ラプソディ・イン・ブルー; Rapsodie v modrém; راپسودی در بلو; Rapsodija u plavom; Rapsódia v modrom; 蓝色仙人掌; Բլյուզի ոճով ռասպոդիա; Rapsodio en Bluo; افتتان باللون الأزرق
Name Aliases רפסודיה בנוסח בלו; Голубая рапсодия; Rhapsodie in Blue; Rhapsodie en bleu; Rapsodia en azul; Rapsodia en blue; Sininen rapsodia; ラプソディー・イン・ブルー; 藍色仙人掌
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177809918; LCCN: n81081332; GND: 4428204-7; BNE: XX2242077
Composer Gershwin, George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGG 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 rhapsody
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924
First Performance. 1924-02-12 in New York, Aeolian Hall. Concert - An Experiment in Modern Music
George Gershwin (piano), Paul Whiteman Band (Palais Royal Orchestra), Paul Whiteman (conductor)
Orchestration by Ferde Grofé (1892-1972)
First Publication. 1924 (2-piano score)
1927 (piano solo, Grofé's theatre orchestra arrangement)
1942 (Grofé's symphonic orchestration)
Copyright Information Ferde Grofé's (1892-1972) orchestrations are under copyright worldwide
  • Currently the 1924 Jazz Band Setting by this contributor is in the Public Domain
    in the USA and can be uploaded onto the USA server
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano solo, jazz band (later orchestra)
InstrDetail
Jazz Band (1924 orchestration by Grofé)
oboe, 2 clarinets (2nd also E clarinet, bass clarinet), 3 saxophones*
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba (also double bass)
timpani, percussion**, piano (also celesta), tenor banjo, 8 violins
*2 alto saxs (1 also soprano, 2 also bass, tenor), tenor sax (also E clarinet)
**drum set, glockenspiel, triangle, gong, bass drum, snare drum,
cymbals (crash, suspended, turkish cymbal)

Theatre Orchestra (1926 orchestration by Grofé)

flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 3 saxophones (AAT)
2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone
timpani, percussion*, tenor banjo, strings
*bass drum, snare drum, cymbals (crash, suspended), glockenspiel, triangle, gong

Symphonic Orchestra (1942 orchestration by Grofé)

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 saxophones (AAT)
3 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion*, tenor banjo, strings
*bass drum, snare drum, cymbals (crash, suspended), glockenspiel, triangle, tam-tam
External Links Wikipedia article
Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Grofé's 1942 orchestration was the one most widely performed and recorded until recently.
About the Grofé orchestrations