Brass Choir or Ensemble, Brass Band - Intermediate - Digital Download
By George Gershwin. Arranged by Kevin P Holdgate. Score, Set of Parts. 24 pages. Published by Kevin P Holdgate (H0.514951-794010).
Item Number: H0.514951-794010
Arranged as a solo for Tenor Horn and Brass Band
Summertime" is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP.
The song soon became a popular and much recorded jazz standard, described as "without doubt ... one of the finest songs the composer ever wrote ... Gershwin's highly evocative writing brilliantly mixes elements of jazz and the song styles of blacks in the southeast United States from the early twentieth century".[
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