George Gershwin: I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise (String Quartet) - Score

Books | String Quartet

Publisher: Broadbent and Dunn
Composer: George Gershwin
Format: Sheet Music | Score
Here with an introduction that looks like a (slightly rickety) staircase, this song was included in George White's Scandals of 1922 at the Globe Theatre, New York, conducted by Paul Whiteman, for whom Gershwin was two years later to write Rhapsody in Blue. The song's dancing theme prompted the arranger to dedicate his version to Fred Astaire; he also originally marked it to be played horticulturally, an exotic instruction whose only justification seems to be a line from the songs second verse, wherein appears the exhortation Get busy....Lizzy, though it has been suggested that the chorus lyric I've got the blues originally read I've got the pinks. The fair mentioned in the following line is thought to be the celebrated one held at the Paradise Gardens, Berghald, Switzerland....
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 4
Language: English
Catalogue No: BRO10109S