Girl Crazy (Gershwin, George)

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I Got Rhythm (Act I)

For Piano solo (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. New York: New World Music Corp., 1930. Plate 46086.
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General Information

Work Title Girl Crazy
Alternative. Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
  • Act I
1. Overture
2. Bidin' My Time
3. The Lonesome Cowboy
4. Could You Use Me
5. Bronco Busters
6. Barbary Coast
7. Embraceable You
8. Goldfarb, That's I'm!
9. Embraceable You (reprise)
10. Sam and Delilah
11. I Got Rhythm
  • Act II
12. Land of the Gay Caballero
13. But Not for Me
14. Treat Me Rough
15. Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
16. (When It's) Cactus Time in Arizona
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928-30
First Performance. 1930-10-14 - New York, Alvin Theatre
First Publication. 1930
Copyright Information Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2034. Items with text first published before 1923 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
Librettist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Internet Broadway Database
Girl Crazy - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

  • "I Got Rhythm" became a jazz standard. Its chord progression, known as the "Rhythm changes", is the foundation for many other popular jazz tunes such as Charlie Parker's and Dizzy Gillespie's Bebop standard "Anthropology (Thrivin' From a Riff)".