In his career, Ferde Grofé's music was represented in every conceivable form - from large orchestra, to instrumental duets. For such a prolific arranger and composer, it is surprising that only a handful of his works are well known today. Here are a few rare examples of his orchestration prowess and master arranging in various instrumental settings.
|Commissioned by the Ford Motor Company|
|Memorial Day Overture|
|Lincoln's Gettysburg Address|
|Cantata for Baritone Voice|
|Clap 'Yo Hands (George Gershwin)|
|Grofé's arrangement for Paul Whiteman's orchestra (ed. Kevin R. Tam)|
|A Day on the Farm|
|Elk's Grand Reunion March (Piano Vers)|
|Grofé's first published work.|
|Rocketship XM (Movie Score)|
|Grofé's ethereal score for the science fiction fantasy film.|
|Three movement trio for Flute, Violin, & Viola.|
|More to come...|
Presented here, are a few historical tit-bits that I have run across in my research. Please enjoy a small look into the archive.
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