These short piano pieces were first performed by Gershwin at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York in 1926. and are excellent examples of Gershwin's ability to meld classical music and jazz.
Following in the footsteps of Bach and Debussy, Gershwin originally planned to compose twenty four preludes, but only completed seven. Gershwin is rumored to have performed only five of them in public, and ultimately only these three were published in 1926.
423.11 - Piccolo in B flat, Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Percussion is Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Splash Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, & Triangle
Grade 5 - advanced college/university or professional ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.