Man I Love, The

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George Gershwin (arr. Richard Bergman)

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General Info

Year: 1924 / 1944 /
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Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Man I Love is a popular standard, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin. Originally part of the 1924 score for the Gershwin government satire Lady, Be Good as The Girl I Love. the song was deleted from the show as well as from both the 1927 anti-war satire Strike Up the Band (where it first appeared as The Man I Love) and 1928 Ziegfeld hit Rosalie after tryouts. It is the basis for the 1947 film The Man I Love starring Ida Lupino and Bruce Bennett and featured prominently throughout.

As with many standards of the era, it has become more famous as an independent popular song than as one from a Broadway musical. The song was included in the 2015 Broadway musical An American In Paris based on the movie of same name.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This arrangement by Richard L. Bergman was adapted from Percy Aldridge Grainger's 1944 piano arrangement of the Gershwin hit. Bergman is the conductor of the Kings Park Concert Band of Springfield/Burke, Virginia.


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  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield, Va.) (Richard Bergman, conductor) - 26 March 2023
  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield/Burke, Va.) (Richard Bergman, conductor) – 9 April 2016

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  • Gershwin, G.; Grainger, P. (1944). The Man I Love: Song [score]. Harms: New York.
  • The Man I Love, Wikipedia] Accessed 7 April 2016