Swanee (Gershwin, George)

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Performances

Recordings

Composer Improvisations

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Performer Pages George Gershwin (piano)
Publisher Info. New York: Duo-Art, No.1649, 1920.
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Misc. Notes Impromptu improvisation, with quote from Winner's Listen to the Mocking Bird.
Not to be confused with the short transcription form George Gershwin's Songbook.
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Composer Improvisations

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Performers George Gershwin (piano)
Publisher Info. New York: Duo-Art, No.1649, 1920.
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Misc. Notes MIDI transcription of the original piano roll.
Impromptu improvisation, with quote from Winner's Listen to the Mocking Bird.
Not to be confused with the short transcription form George Gershwin's Songbook.
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Sheet Music

Scores

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4 (#2-5) pages, 0.40 MB Uploader: Guifre (18 July 2011)   
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First edition (reprint)

Language:

English

Publisher Info.:

New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.

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n.d. (1920 or later)

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Guifré (2011/7/18)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.
Reprinted n.d. (1920 or later)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Composer)
See: George Gershwin's Songbook (No.14)
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General Information

Work Title Swanee
Alternative. Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Key F minor/major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919
First Performance. 1919-10 in New York: Capitol Theater
First Publication. 1919 – New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter
Copyright Information Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2047. Items with text first published before 1923 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
Librettist Irving Caesar (1895-1996)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, piano
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information The song was written for a New York City revue called "Demi-Tasse", which opened in October 1919 in the Capitol Theater. The song had little impact in its first show, but not long afterwards Gershwin played it at a party where Al Jolson heard it. Jolson then put it into his show Sinbad, already a success at the Winter Garden Theatre, and recorded it for Columbia Records in January 1920. Gershwhin himself made several piano roll recordings of the song. Possibly orchestrated, but by somebody other than the composer.