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Rhapsody in Blue (arr Murtha)

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Paul Murtha)


General Info

Year: 1924 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano and jazz band
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C
  • F Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Bassoon
  • Cello

Part 5

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Bassoon
  • Euphonium T.C.
  • Cello
  • B-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • String/Electric Bass

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gershwin's landmark work brought elements of jazz to the symphonic stage to the delight of audiences around the world. Featuring the main themes from this timeless masterpiece, here is a well-paced setting flexibly scored for bands of all sizes and instrumentations.

- Program Note by publisher


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