Jazz Nocturne and Other Piano Music with Selected Songs
By: Dana Suesse
Introduced and Edited by: Peter Mintun
ISBN 10 0486489183
ISBN 13 9780486489186
Author/Editor Dana Suesse, Peter Mintun
Page Count 176
Dimensions 8 1/4 x 11
Nicknamed "the Girl Gershwin," Tin Pan Alley jazz pianist Dana Suesse was also a composer of film scores and Broadway show tunes. This collection of more than twenty-five piano pieces and songs is the first published folio of her music. Popular songs include "Ho Hum!," "You Ought a Be in Pictures," and "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful." Piano works include Blue Moonlight, Jazz Nocturne, The Cocktail Suite, Three Compositions for the Piano, 110th Street Rhumba, Serenade to a Skyscraper, and other sparkling melodies.
Dana Suesse (1909–87) achieved national prominence with her first publication, Syncopated Love Song. She collaborated with the most prominent songwriters of the 1930s, and her film scores include that of The Seven-Year Itch. Pianist Peter Mintun, Suesse's friend and executor, edited this volume and offers a profile of the composer's life and work. Cabaret pianists, jazz piano enthusiasts, and performers of the Great American Songbook will treasure this unique anthology of twentieth-century piano music.
Piano music.; 110th street rhumba --; Afternoon of a black faun --; American nocturne --; Berceuse --; Blue moonlight --; Cocktail suite.; Old fashioned ;; Champagne ;; Bacardi ;; Manhattan --; Jazz nocturne --; Night sky --; Rockette --; Scherzette --; Serenade to a skyscraper --; Swanee River --; Syncopated love song --; Three compositions for the piano.; At the fountain ;; Midnight in Gramercy Square ;; Swamp-bird --; Popular songs.; Ho hum! --; Have you forgotten? --; Whistling in the dark --; My silent love --; You oughta be in pictures --; The night is young and you're so beautiful --; Yours for a song --; This changing world.