Japanese by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner. Orchestra. Full Orchestra; Masterworks. Pop Concert Full Orchestra. 20th Century; Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 3.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 112 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.25053).
It's the musical find of the century! A previously unknown Gershwin work, brought to light with the help of Michael Feinstein, who worked closely with Ira Gershwin from 1977 to 1983. This engaging character piece, with its fresh harmonies, sophisticated jazz rhythms and unmistakable signature style is pure Gershwin from beginning to end. The work is relatively short, making it especially suitable for programming as an encore, and is also a perfect choice for your next pops concert.