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By Strauss

By George Gershwin

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By Strauss composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937) and Ira Gershwin. Arranged by Geoff Haydon and Jim Lyke. For Piano. This edition: 2 copies included. Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands). Intermediate level piece for the Piano Duo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. 20th Century; Masterwork Arrangement. Late Intermediate. Sheet. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.PA9820).

George and Ira Gershwin were "kidding around" (Ira's description) with the Viennese waltz form. Their spoofing time led to a delightful song, which they finished for the Broadway revue The Show Is On. It was the last song the Gershwins wrote for Broadway. Haydon and Lyke have captured and emphasized to exaggerated waltz flavor, with its lifts and dips and pauses. It's a fun piece to play. It's a fine piece for almost any performance venue, with great Gershwin sounds and wonderful humor. (The lyrics and a bit of historical background are included on the title page.).

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