GERSHWIN-Johnstone-Armitage – Grand Suite ‘Gershwin for Three’, produced for Three Cellos
Download Contents or Instructions:
PDF 1 – Cello I part (12 pages in all)
PDF 2 – Cello II part (12 pages in all)
PDF 3 – Cello III part (12 pages in all)
PDF 4 – General Score (19 pages in all)
This volume or collection includes the following pieces:
Introduction // (Rhapsody in Blue theme, leading to) The Man I love // Cadence – Cello III // I got Rhythm // Summertime // Cadence – Cello II
‘S Wonderful // I got plenty o’ Nuttin’ // Cadence – Cello I // Rhapsody in Blue theme
General difficulty of the music – other brief Information:
DIFFICULT. This is a work that needs rehearsal, even for professional cellists, but is well worth the effort. All parts have ample protagonism, weave in and out of each other, and compliment each other. However, it is scored in well-playable registers of the cello; very little thumb position but plenty of 5th, 6th and 7th positions.
The compositions of Gershwin brilliantly spanned both popular (especially jazz) and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935). The melodies taken for this Grand Suite for three cellos are largely taken from the first and last of the works just mentioned. It is a full-scale recital work (duration about 16 mins) though there is no problem is programming individual piece/pieces if one wishes.
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GERSHWIN – Grand Suite ‘Gershwin for Three’, for THREE CELLOS from Johnstone-Music
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