Idle Dreams (Gershwin, George)

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Icon US-flag.png Complete Score PDF file, Scanned by Unknown   
4 pages, 0.31 MB Uploader: Guifre (1 August 2011)   

First edition

Publisher Info.:

New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1920. Plate 6112.


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General Information

Work Title Idle Dreams
Alternative Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Key G major
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1920 or before
First Performance 1920 in George White's Scandals
First Publication 1920 - New York: Harms
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, 2028. Works first published before 1923 can be added to the USA server only.
Librettist Arthur Jackson (1911-1977)
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, piano

Misc. Comments

  • Possibly orchestrated, but by somebody other than the composer. Gershwin made a piano roll arrangement of this piece
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