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July 11, 1937 was an american composer and pianist whose early death brought to a premature halt one of the most remarkable careers in american music. George gershwin, one of the most significant and popular american composers of all time. The history of george gershwins summertime english. Includes george gershwin sheet music, in pdf format and free download. Jul 30, 2019 george gershwin was one of the most significant american composers of the 20th century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as classical compositions.
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The famous jazz evergreen for alto sax with piano accompaniment. Written in 1934, summertime was one of the first compositions george gershwin worked on for his brandnew opera porgy and bess. Sheet music arranged for pianovocalchords in a minor. Composed by george gershwin 18981937 and ira gershwin.
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