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George Gershwin

George Gershwin Composer

Three-Quarter Blues ('Irish Waltz', Melody No.32)

Performances: 5
Tracks: 5
  • Three-Quarter Blues ('Irish Waltz', Melody No.32)
    Year: c.1925
    Genre: Other Keyboard
    Pr. Instrument: Piano
This little piano piece, barely forty-five seconds long, was composed in the early 1920s. It is subtitled "Irish Waltz," confirming the dictum that almost any kind of popular composition could be dubbed a "blues" during this period, the height of a blues mini-craze that followed ragtime's decline in popularity. The "Three-Quarter" part of the title comes from American vernacular usage, in which the three-four time signature is known as "three-quarter time."

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