George Gerswin's Three Preludes is a collection of short piano pieces first performed by the composer at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1926.
This second Prelude has the distinct jazz flavour, and Gershwin himself referred to the piece as "a sort of blues lullaby." The piece begins with a subdued, bluesy melody on the trumpet winding its way above a smooth, steady bassline. In the second section, the tempo and thematic material change before the opening theme returns.
Item Code: TPBE-017