In Memoriam: George Gershwin (26 September, 1898 - 11 July, 1937) - (Opus 11) Written, in 2012, to Commemorate the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Death of a truly great Composer and Pianist

Composer
Vic Carnall
Year of composition
2012
Publisher
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Jazz music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

Written by Vic Carnall, in 2012, in order to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the death of George Gershwin (1898-1937), this piece for solo piano should be played in accordance with Gershwin’s own directions at the head of his "Jasbo Brown Blues" (from the jazz opera, "Porgy and Bess"/1935) - that is to say, "In Jazz Manner" - and, also, should be interpreted in the style of the opening of the first of his three "Preludes for Piano"(1926/1927)…marked "con licenza". / To be noted: (1) the work is precisely 75 bars/measures in length, and should take about 7.5 minutes to perform, if the metronome speeds and other instructions are closely observed; (2) an unspecified number of Gershwin’s own compositions are referred to/alluded to/quoted, within the body of this piece, and, in addition, Vic Carnall has included two original musical enigmas/ciphers within the work…are YOU able to detect/name/solve them?

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