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Music (continued)
Concert Music (continued)
Preludes for piano (continued)
Published: New York : New World Music, c1927
Note: Inscribed to Alexander Borovsky, 1931 April 17
BOX-FOLDER 51/1 Prelude in G major?
GG holograph manuscript piano score; [1] p.
In caption: 1923 August 30
Note: Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 51/2 Prelude in G major?
Manuscript piano score; [1] p.
In caption: 1923 August 30
Note: Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 51/3 Prelude in G minor
GG holograph manuscript piano score; [1] p.
In caption: 1925 January
In caption in the hand of IG: Used as 3rd movement of Concerto in F
Note: Incomplete
Bound Rhapsody in blue
GG holograph manuscript; 56 p.
For piano and jazz band, 1924 January 7
Page 56 is the last page of manuscript notation, followed by blank pages numbered 59-61.
Bound Rhapsody in blue
Ferde Grofé's manuscript for theatre orchestra and piano; [49] p.
1926 February 23
Note: In some sources this manuscript has been erroneously described as the symphonic orchestration. The Library of Congress does not know of an extant Grofé or copyist manuscript of the symphonic orchestration.
Bound Rhapsody in blue
GG's facsimile copy of Ferde Grofé's symphonic orchestration; 128 p.
BOX-FOLDER 51/4 Rhapsody in blue
11 printed parts
Published: New York: Atlas Music: Harms, c1925
Note: A complete set of this edition may be found in the Grofé Collection
Note: Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 51/5 Rhapsody in blue
Bound, printed score for piano and jazz band; 42 p.
Published: New York: Harms, c1924
Note: Band part reduced for 2nd piano
BOX-FOLDER 51/6 Rhapsody in blue
Bound, printed full score for piano and symphony orchestra
Published: New York: Harms, c1942
Note: Specially bound copy presented to IG by the publisher
Laid in: IG holograph/typescript notes and letters; [15] p.
Bound Second Rhapsody
GG holograph original sketch manuscript; [45] p.
California, 1931 January
Bound Second rhapsody
GG holograph original orchestration manuscript; [76] p.
1931 March 14-May 23
BOX-FOLDER 132/12 Second rhapsody
GG holograph manuscript full score; p. 20 [i.e., 1 p.]
BOX-FOLDER 135/1 Second rhapsody
GG holograph manuscript sketch; [1] p.
In caption in hand of GG: From sketchbook of 2nd Rhapsody
Note: The Music Division is not aware of an existing Second Rhapsody sketchbook from which this page would have been removed
BOX-FOLDER 51/7 Song book
GG holograph manuscript piano scores; 75 p.
Note: Inscribed to Kay Swift, 1931 Oct 26
Laid in: GG holograph manuscript piano score for "Who cares?"; [3] p.
BOX-FOLDER 52/1 Song book
Printed piano scores; 167 p.
Published: New York: Random House, c1932
Note: Limited first edition with color illustrations
Note: Signed by GG and illustrator Constantin Alajalov
BOX 53-55 Song File
The Song File is arranged in numerical order by the number given to each composition by Ira Gershwin and Kay Swift during their collaboration on The Shocking Miss Pilgrim.
BOX-FOLDER 53/1 #17 Sleepless night
GG holograph manuscript piano-vocal score; 3 p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 #17 Sleepless night
2 copyist manuscript piano-vocal scores; [3] p. ea.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 #17 Sleepless night
Copyist manuscript piano score; [3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 #17 Sleepless night
IG holograph lyric sheets; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 53/2 #17 Sleepless night
IG holograph envelope
BOX-FOLDER 53/3 #18 Ossining time
Manuscript piano-vocal score in the hand of Kay Swift; [1, 3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/3 #18 Ossining time
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/3 #18 Ossining time
Photocopied (ozalid) piano-vocal score; [2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 #19 Special love
Manuscript piano-vocal score in the hand of Kay Swift; [1, 3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 #19 Special love
2 copyist manuscript piano-vocal scores; [2] p. ea.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 #19 Special love
Photocopied copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 #19 Special love
Manuscript piano sketch in the hand of Kay Swift; [1] p.
BOX-FOLDER 53/4 #19 Special love
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [7] p.
Caption title on p. [3]: Saying my say
Caption title on p. [4]: Say my say
BOX-FOLDER 53/5 #20 My honor was at stake
Manuscript piano-vocal score in the hand of Kay Swift; [1, 3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/5 #20 My honor was at stake
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/5 #20 My honor was at stake
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 53/6 #21 Brahmsy tune
Manuscript piano-vocal score in the hand of Kay Swift; [1, 2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/6 #21 Brahmsy tune
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/6 #21 Brahmsy tune
Photocopied (ozalid) piano-vocal score; [3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/6 #21 Brahmsy tune
Photocopied copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/7 #22 Chickadee
Manuscript piano-vocal score in the hand of Kay Swift; [1, 3] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/7 #22 Chickadee
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; [2] p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 53/7 #22 Chickadee
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