Composer
GERSHWIN
Title
Three Preludes
Instrumentation
flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in A and Bb, horn in F, bassoon
Arranger
Don Stewart
Publisher
Trillenium Music Company
Grade
3+
Product Code
33T150000703
Woodwind Quintet

3 Preludes
Composed by George Gershwin (1926)
For Woodwind Quintet
Transcribed and Arranged by Don Stewart
Published by Trillenium Music Company
Inclues score and parts

This classic piece, from 1924, is truly a work of genius. It is one of the first written versions of jazz and in many ways the most perfect from that era. Firmly grounded in the already developed jazz and popular traditions of the early 20's, it is succinct and terse, even beyond the earliest recordings of improvised jazz. And though written out, it sums up the accomplishment of the youthful Gershwin as does nothing else we have.

Instrumentation: 
Flute/Piccolo
Oboe
Clarinet in A and Bb
Horn in F
Bassoon

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