Vintage sheet music, 5 pages. From 'Porgy and Bess", lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin; production directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cover is art-deco inspired with black and white 'silhouette' artwork; notation on cover in pencil, cover is slightly soiled and center page is a bit ragged at edges, esp. in one corner. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Summertime (Sheet Music)
Publisher: Gershwin Publishing Corp.
Publication Date: 1935
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Gershwin Publishing/Chappell, New York, NY, 1935. Soft Cover/Sheet Music. Condition: Very Good. Vintage, 1935, SHEET MUSIC. 5-page; vocal & piano. Clean w/short edge tears sealed with archival tape. Aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) for the 1935 folk opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward (1885 - 1940) , author of the novel "Porgy" on which the opera was based, and Ira Gershwin (1896 - 1983). A brilliant example of mxing of jazz and African-American spiritual and folk music, it was an instant success testified by more than 33,000 covers by groups and solo performers. The song is sung several times throughout Porgy and Bess. First recorded by Abbie Mitchell 1935, with George Gershwin both at the piano and conducting the orchestra; the next year Billie Holiday's performance propelled it to top US pop charts. Vintage/Sheet Music. Seller Inventory # 018520