Fraser Gartshore

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It Ain’t Necessarily So


From Gershwin’s legendary opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

This is the download version of this piece.

George Gershwin was one of America’s finest modern composers, bridging the gap between the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known for his musicals, his orchestral works such as Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris and his controversial opera “Porgy and Bess”.

This is my arrangement of the slow, bluesy “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from that opera.

Difficulty level: arranged as a 12/8 blues, this piece features a good few rhythmic challenges.

A good change of mood for any concert programme.