Funny Face (Gershwin, George)

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Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.

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For Small Orchestra (Higgs)

 Piano (EU)
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 Flute 1/2 (EU)
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 Cornet 1/2 (B) (EU)
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 Timpani/Percussion (EU)
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 Violins I (conductor) (EU)
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 Violins II (EU)
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 Violas (EU)
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 Cellos (EU)
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Arranger:

Henry Marcellus Higgs (1855–1929)

Publisher Info.:

London: Chappell & Co., 1928. Plate 29848..

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

600 dpi

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For Piano solo (Higgs)

 Complete score (EU)
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Arranger:

Henry Marcellus Higgs (1855–1929)

Publisher Info.:

London: Chappell & Co., 1927. Plate 29823.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

high quality scan

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General Information

Work Title Funny Face
Alternative Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Movements/Sections 15 musical numbers in 2 acts
  • Act I
1. Overture
2. Birthday Party - Dora, June and Guests
3. Once - Dugsie Gibbs, Dora and Ensemble
4. Funny Face - Frankie and Jimmy Reeve
5. High Hat - Jimmy Reeve and Boys
6. 'S Wonderful - Frankie and Peter Thurston
7. Let's Kiss and Make Up - Frankie, Jimmy Reeve and Ensemble
8. Come Along, Let's Gamble - Entire Company
  • Act II
9. In the Swim - Girls
10. He Loves and She Loves - Frankie and Peter Thurston
11. Tell the Doc - Dugsie Gibbs and Girls
12. My One and Only (What I Am Gonna Do?) - Jimmy Reeve, June, Dora and Girls
13. Sing a Little Song - Pianists, Ritz Quartette, and Boys
14. My One and Only (What Am I Going to Do?) (Reprise) - Dora, June and Chorus
15. The Babbitt and the Bromide - Frankie and Jimmy Reeve
First Performance 1927-11-22 in New York, Alvin Theatre
First Publication 1927
Additional Copyright Info While instrumental selections from this musical are eligible for upload here, items
containing text by Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) cannot be uploaded as his work will
remain under copyright in Canada until
January 1, 2034.
Librettist Ira Gershwin (1896–1983)
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Internet Broadway Database
Funny Face - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Originally composed for voices and piano, then orchestrated by others


Misc. Comments

Songs recorded by Gershwin himself at the piano (free transcriptions, not the ones in George Gershwin's Songbook)
  • S'Wonderful & Funny Face
Disc Recording, June 1928
  • My One and Only
Disc Recording, August 1928

[Maybe incomplete]

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