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Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

for solo piano and symphonic band

arranged by Thomas Verrier


  • Instrumentation: piano and symphonic band
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue uniquely describes the American spirit of the 1920s. Gershwin was one of the first composers who combined Jazz and classical music.
Rhapsody in Blue has earned worldwide renown since its world premiere in 1924, when Gershwin himself sat at the piano and impressed the audience with his innovative work. The conductor Paul Whiteman, who led this premiere, called the first performance of it an “Experiment in Modern Music.” The piece shows both melodic and rhythmic inventiveness, as well as a perfect handling of all technical parameters. This “Symphonic Jazz” diverges from the usual formal patterns and was exceptional in its time.
Details
Performance duration: 16'0"
Publisher: Gershwin Music
Year of composition: 1924
instrumentation: pic.2.2(1.ca).4.bcl.4sax.2(cbsn)-4.4.3(btbn).1-timp.3perc(s.d, b.d, sus cym, cym, tri, gong, glsp)-banjo-db
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Orchestra: The College of St. Scholastica
2019-04-28 | Duluth,MN (United States of America), Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica
Conductor: Cynthia Clark Brown
Orchestra: Raleigh Charter High School
2019-04-25 | Raleigh,NC (United States of America), William Peace University
Conductor: Dr. Mark Belcik
Orchestra: Oklahoma City Symphonic Band
2018-03-08 | Oklahoma City, OK (United States of America), Putnam City North High School
Conductor: Richard F. Regan
Orchestra: Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation
2017-03-14 | New York, NY (United States of America), Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Darryl Bott
Orchestra: Rutgers University Orchestra
2017-03-09 | New Brunswick, NJ (United States of America), Nicholas Music Center
Conductor: Motti Miron
Orchestra: Israel National Youth Wind Orchestra
2016-07-28 | Jerusalem (Israel), Henry Crown Hall
Conductor: Kirk O'RIordan
Orchestra: Lafayette College
2016-05-07 | Easton,PA (United States of America), Williams Center for the Arts
Conductor: Ben Hawkins
Orchestra: Transylvania University
2016-04-08 | Lexington, KY (United States of America), Haggin Auditorium, MItchell Fine Arts Center
Conductor: Brian P. Timmons
Orchestra: Bergenfield HS Honors Wind Ensemble
2016-03-18 | Bergenfield, NJ (United States of America), Dr. Bernard T. Baggs Auditorium
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), Columbia University
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-03 | Fort Wayne, IN (United States of America), Auer Performance hall
Conductor: Hansjörg Angerer
Orchestra: Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg
2016-01-06 | Salzburg (Austria), Großes Festspielhaus — 11:00
Conductor: Jennifer Martin
Orchestra: Cuesta Community College
2015-09-27 | San Luis Obispo, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Jeffrey Boeckman
Orchestra: University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015-05-03 | Honolulu, HI (United States of America), McKinley High School Auditorium
Conductor: Thomas Hunt
Orchestra: Ohio Northern University
2015-04-25 | Ada, OH (United States of America), Freed Center
Conductor: Alicia Neal
Orchestra: Eastern Illinois University
2015-03-27 | Charleston, IL (United States of America), Dvorka Concert Hall
Conductor: Mark Walker
Orchestra: Troy University
2015-02-06 | Troy, AL (United States of America), Troy University Crosby Theater
Conductor: Vlado Valovič
Orchestra: Rozhlasový Big Band Gustava Broma
2014-12-21 | Praha (Czech Republic), Pražský hrad
Conductor: Gary Green
Orchestra: Greater Miami Community Concert Band
2014-11-16 | Coral Gables, FL (United States of America), Gusmnan Concert Hall
Conductor: Michael Golemo
Orchestra: Iowa State University
2014-04-27 | Ames, IA (United States of America), Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall (and Marriott Hotel)
Conductor: Warren Olfert
Orchestra: North Dakota State University
2013-10-19 | Fargo, ND (United States of America), Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University
Conductor: Eli Wirth
2013-05-12 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Friedberg Concert Hall
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-27 | Charlotte, NC (United States of America), Central Piedmont
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-26 | Charleston, WV (United States of America), WV Culture Center
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-23 | Morgantown, WV (United States of America), WVU Creative Arts Center
Conductor: Kevin Price
Orchestra: Glasgow Wind Band
2013-03-30 | Glasgow (United Kingdom), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Conductor: James O'Dell
Orchestra: Boston Conservatory of Music
2013-03-02 | Concord, MA (United States of America)
Conductor: Sascha Leufgen
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique à vent de Dudelange
2013-02-23 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie
Conductor: Shuang-Liang Hsu
Orchestra: Taipei Symphonic Winds
2012-05-19 | Taipeh (Taiwan), Zhongshan Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-19 | Chengdu (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-16 | Chongging (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-14 | Zhuhai (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Larry Harper
Orchestra: Carroll University
2012-04-03 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Carroll University
Conductor: Larry Harper
Orchestra: Carroll University
2012-04-01 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Carroll University
Conductor: Kenneth Megan, CDR, USCG
Orchestra: U.S. Coast Guard Band
2011-05-29 | New London, CT (United States of America), Leamy Hall - USCG Academy
Conductor: Kenneth Megan, CDR, USCG
Orchestra: U.S. Coast Guard Band
2011-05-28 | New London, CT (United States of America), Leamy Hall - USCG Academy
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-23 | Okayama (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-21 | Osaka (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-15 | Hamamatsu (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Orchestra: Sinfonisches Blasorchester der TU Dortmund; Landesblasorchester NRW
2011-05-14 | Dortmund (Germany), Audimax der TU
Conductor: Kirk O’Riordan
2011-05-07 | Easton, PA (United States of America), Williams Center for the Arts
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-04-30 | Moorhead, MN (United States of America)
Conductor: Gordon Ring
Orchestra: Longwood University Wind Symphony
2011-03-08 | Farmville, VA (United States of America), Jarman Auditorium
Conductor: Scott Lawton
Orchestra: Harmonie-Ensemble des Landespolizeiorchesters NRW
2010-11-24 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Robert-Schumann-Saal
Conductor: Eric Hewitt
Orchestra: Charles River Wind Ensemble
2010-06-13 | Newton Centre, MA (United States of America), First Baptist Church — 19:00 h
Conductor: Jeff Pelischek
Orchestra: Hutchinson Community College Symphonic Band
2010-05-07 | Hutchinson, KS (United States of America), Stringer Fine Arts Center — 20:00 h
Conductor: H. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2010-03-28 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Bovard Auditorium
Conductor: Eric Hewitt
2010-02-06 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Boston College High School
Conductor: Gregg I. Hanson
Orchestra: University of Arizona Symphonic Band
2009-12-02 | Tuscon, AZ (United States of America), Crowder Hall — 19:30 h
Conductor: Dr. Glen J. Hemberger
2009-10-22 | Hammond, LA (United States of America), Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Dr. Lawrence Marks
2009-10-05 | Charlotte, NC (United States of America), Robinson Hall, UNC
Orchestra: Orquestra de Sopros do Gabinete Coordenador de Educação Artística
2009-06-30 | Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), Parque de Santa Catarina
Conductor: Les Sakamoto
Orchestra: University of California Los Angeles Symphony
2009-05-13 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Guy Holliday
Orchestra: California Baptist University
2009-04-16 | Riverside, CA (United States of America), CBU School of Music
Conductor: Keith Bland
Orchestra: USAF Band of the Golden West
2009-04-04 | Vacaville, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Lawrence Corio
Orchestra: Irvington High School Wind Ensemble
2009-04-03 | London (United Kingdom), St. John\'s Smith Square — 13.00 h
2008-07-16 | Tokyo (Japan)
2008-07-15 | Mie (Japan)
2008-07-14 | Gifu (Japan)
Conductor: Timothy Rhea
Orchestra: Texas A&M University
2008-02-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Bradley N. Kent
Orchestra: Lamar University
2008-02-15 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Lila Cockrell Theatre
Conductor: Mark Aldrich
Orchestra: Salem State College
2007-05-01 | Salem, MA (United States of America)
Conductor: W. Dale Warren
Orchestra: University of Arkansas
2007-04-19 | Fayetteville, AR (United States of America)
Conductor: Dr. Arthur C. Bartner
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2007-04-15 | Cerritos, CA (United States of America), Cerritos Center for the perferming arts
Conductor: Brett Nelsen
Orchestra: Cinco Ranch High School
2007-03-29 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Brett Nelsen
Orchestra: Cinco Ranch High School
2007-03-21 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Jason Chevalier
Orchestra: Mt. San Antonio College
2007-01-15 | Walnut, CA (United States of America), Mt. San Antonio College
Conductor: Johnnie Vinson
Orchestra: Auburn University
2006-04-22 | Opelika, AL (United States of America), Opelika Performing Arts Center
Conductor: R. Shayne Cofer
Orchestra: Northeastern Illinois University
2005-12-08 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Norteastern IL University - Auditorium
Conductor: Lawrence Dale Harper
Orchestra: Carroll College
2005-10-30 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Shattuck Auditorium
Conductor: Major A. Phillip Waite
Orchestra: USAF Heartland of America Band
2005-10-27 | Omaha, NE (United States of America), Holland PAC
Conductor: Winther
2005-07-23 | Interlochen, MI (United States of America), Interlochen Center for the Arts
Orchestra: Temple College
2005-04-17 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Jeffrey Lemke
Orchestra: McNeese State University
2005-03-11 | Lake Charles, LA (United States of America), Bulber Auditorium
Orchestra: Virginia Tech
2005-02-20 | (United States of America)
George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue uniquely describes the American spirit of the 1920s. Gershwin was one of the first composers who combined Jazz and classical music.
Rhapsody in Blue has earned worldwide renown since its world premiere in 1924, when Gershwin himself sat at the piano and impressed the audience with his innovative work. The conductor Paul Whiteman, who led this premiere, called the first performance of it an “Experiment in Modern Music.” The piece shows both melodic and rhythmic inventiveness, as well as a perfect handling of all technical parameters. This “Symphonic Jazz” diverges from the usual formal patterns and was exceptional in its time.
Performance duration: 16'0"
Publisher: Gershwin Music
Year of composition: 1924
instrumentation: pic.2.2(1.ca).4.bcl.4sax.2(cbsn)-4.4.3(btbn).1-timp.3perc(s.d, b.d, sus cym, cym, tri, gong, glsp)-banjo-db
Delivery rights: worldwide
Orchestra: The College of St. Scholastica
2019-04-28 | Duluth,MN (United States of America), Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica
Conductor: Cynthia Clark Brown
Orchestra: Raleigh Charter High School
2019-04-25 | Raleigh,NC (United States of America), William Peace University
Conductor: Dr. Mark Belcik
Orchestra: Oklahoma City Symphonic Band
2018-03-08 | Oklahoma City, OK (United States of America), Putnam City North High School
Conductor: Richard F. Regan
Orchestra: Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation
2017-03-14 | New York, NY (United States of America), Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Darryl Bott
Orchestra: Rutgers University Orchestra
2017-03-09 | New Brunswick, NJ (United States of America), Nicholas Music Center
Conductor: Motti Miron
Orchestra: Israel National Youth Wind Orchestra
2016-07-28 | Jerusalem (Israel), Henry Crown Hall
Conductor: Kirk O'RIordan
Orchestra: Lafayette College
2016-05-07 | Easton,PA (United States of America), Williams Center for the Arts
Conductor: Ben Hawkins
Orchestra: Transylvania University
2016-04-08 | Lexington, KY (United States of America), Haggin Auditorium, MItchell Fine Arts Center
Conductor: Brian P. Timmons
Orchestra: Bergenfield HS Honors Wind Ensemble
2016-03-18 | Bergenfield, NJ (United States of America), Dr. Bernard T. Baggs Auditorium
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), Columbia University
Conductor: Daniel Tembras
2016-03-03 | Fort Wayne, IN (United States of America), Auer Performance hall
Conductor: Hansjörg Angerer
Orchestra: Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg
2016-01-06 | Salzburg (Austria), Großes Festspielhaus — 11:00
Conductor: Jennifer Martin
Orchestra: Cuesta Community College
2015-09-27 | San Luis Obispo, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Jeffrey Boeckman
Orchestra: University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015-05-03 | Honolulu, HI (United States of America), McKinley High School Auditorium
Conductor: Thomas Hunt
Orchestra: Ohio Northern University
2015-04-25 | Ada, OH (United States of America), Freed Center
Conductor: Alicia Neal
Orchestra: Eastern Illinois University
2015-03-27 | Charleston, IL (United States of America), Dvorka Concert Hall
Conductor: Mark Walker
Orchestra: Troy University
2015-02-06 | Troy, AL (United States of America), Troy University Crosby Theater
Conductor: Vlado Valovič
Orchestra: Rozhlasový Big Band Gustava Broma
2014-12-21 | Praha (Czech Republic), Pražský hrad
Conductor: Gary Green
Orchestra: Greater Miami Community Concert Band
2014-11-16 | Coral Gables, FL (United States of America), Gusmnan Concert Hall
Conductor: Michael Golemo
Orchestra: Iowa State University
2014-04-27 | Ames, IA (United States of America), Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall (and Marriott Hotel)
Conductor: Warren Olfert
Orchestra: North Dakota State University
2013-10-19 | Fargo, ND (United States of America), Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University
Conductor: Eli Wirth
2013-05-12 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Friedberg Concert Hall
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-27 | Charlotte, NC (United States of America), Central Piedmont
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-26 | Charleston, WV (United States of America), WV Culture Center
Conductor: John Hendricks
2013-04-23 | Morgantown, WV (United States of America), WVU Creative Arts Center
Conductor: Kevin Price
Orchestra: Glasgow Wind Band
2013-03-30 | Glasgow (United Kingdom), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Conductor: James O'Dell
Orchestra: Boston Conservatory of Music
2013-03-02 | Concord, MA (United States of America)
Conductor: Sascha Leufgen
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique à vent de Dudelange
2013-02-23 | Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Philharmonie
Conductor: Shuang-Liang Hsu
Orchestra: Taipei Symphonic Winds
2012-05-19 | Taipeh (Taiwan), Zhongshan Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-19 | Chengdu (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-16 | Chongging (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: Concordia College
2012-05-14 | Zhuhai (China, People's Republic)
Conductor: Larry Harper
Orchestra: Carroll University
2012-04-03 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Carroll University
Conductor: Larry Harper
Orchestra: Carroll University
2012-04-01 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Carroll University
Conductor: Kenneth Megan, CDR, USCG
Orchestra: U.S. Coast Guard Band
2011-05-29 | New London, CT (United States of America), Leamy Hall - USCG Academy
Conductor: Kenneth Megan, CDR, USCG
Orchestra: U.S. Coast Guard Band
2011-05-28 | New London, CT (United States of America), Leamy Hall - USCG Academy
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-23 | Okayama (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-21 | Osaka (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-05-15 | Hamamatsu (Japan), Japan Band Clinic
Orchestra: Sinfonisches Blasorchester der TU Dortmund; Landesblasorchester NRW
2011-05-14 | Dortmund (Germany), Audimax der TU
Conductor: Kirk O’Riordan
2011-05-07 | Easton, PA (United States of America), Williams Center for the Arts
Conductor: Dr. Scott A. Jones
Orchestra: The Concordia Band
2011-04-30 | Moorhead, MN (United States of America)
Conductor: Gordon Ring
Orchestra: Longwood University Wind Symphony
2011-03-08 | Farmville, VA (United States of America), Jarman Auditorium
Conductor: Scott Lawton
Orchestra: Harmonie-Ensemble des Landespolizeiorchesters NRW
2010-11-24 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Robert-Schumann-Saal
Conductor: Eric Hewitt
Orchestra: Charles River Wind Ensemble
2010-06-13 | Newton Centre, MA (United States of America), First Baptist Church — 19:00 h
Conductor: Jeff Pelischek
Orchestra: Hutchinson Community College Symphonic Band
2010-05-07 | Hutchinson, KS (United States of America), Stringer Fine Arts Center — 20:00 h
Conductor: H. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2010-03-28 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Bovard Auditorium
Conductor: Eric Hewitt
2010-02-06 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Boston College High School
Conductor: Gregg I. Hanson
Orchestra: University of Arizona Symphonic Band
2009-12-02 | Tuscon, AZ (United States of America), Crowder Hall — 19:30 h
Conductor: Dr. Glen J. Hemberger
2009-10-22 | Hammond, LA (United States of America), Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Dr. Lawrence Marks
2009-10-05 | Charlotte, NC (United States of America), Robinson Hall, UNC
Orchestra: Orquestra de Sopros do Gabinete Coordenador de Educação Artística
2009-06-30 | Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), Parque de Santa Catarina
Conductor: Les Sakamoto
Orchestra: University of California Los Angeles Symphony
2009-05-13 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Guy Holliday
Orchestra: California Baptist University
2009-04-16 | Riverside, CA (United States of America), CBU School of Music
Conductor: Keith Bland
Orchestra: USAF Band of the Golden West
2009-04-04 | Vacaville, CA (United States of America)
Conductor: Lawrence Corio
Orchestra: Irvington High School Wind Ensemble
2009-04-03 | London (United Kingdom), St. John\'s Smith Square — 13.00 h
2008-07-16 | Tokyo (Japan)
2008-07-15 | Mie (Japan)
2008-07-14 | Gifu (Japan)
Conductor: Timothy Rhea
Orchestra: Texas A&M University
2008-02-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Bradley N. Kent
Orchestra: Lamar University
2008-02-15 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Lila Cockrell Theatre
Conductor: Mark Aldrich
Orchestra: Salem State College
2007-05-01 | Salem, MA (United States of America)
Conductor: W. Dale Warren
Orchestra: University of Arkansas
2007-04-19 | Fayetteville, AR (United States of America)
Conductor: Dr. Arthur C. Bartner
Orchestra: University of Southern California
2007-04-15 | Cerritos, CA (United States of America), Cerritos Center for the perferming arts
Conductor: Brett Nelsen
Orchestra: Cinco Ranch High School
2007-03-29 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Brett Nelsen
Orchestra: Cinco Ranch High School
2007-03-21 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Jason Chevalier
Orchestra: Mt. San Antonio College
2007-01-15 | Walnut, CA (United States of America), Mt. San Antonio College
Conductor: Johnnie Vinson
Orchestra: Auburn University
2006-04-22 | Opelika, AL (United States of America), Opelika Performing Arts Center
Conductor: R. Shayne Cofer
Orchestra: Northeastern Illinois University
2005-12-08 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Norteastern IL University - Auditorium
Conductor: Lawrence Dale Harper
Orchestra: Carroll College
2005-10-30 | Waukesha, WI (United States of America), Shattuck Auditorium
Conductor: Major A. Phillip Waite
Orchestra: USAF Heartland of America Band
2005-10-27 | Omaha, NE (United States of America), Holland PAC
Conductor: Winther
2005-07-23 | Interlochen, MI (United States of America), Interlochen Center for the Arts
Orchestra: Temple College
2005-04-17 | (United States of America)
Conductor: Jeffrey Lemke
Orchestra: McNeese State University
2005-03-11 | Lake Charles, LA (United States of America), Bulber Auditorium
Orchestra: Virginia Tech
2005-02-20 | (United States of America)