Humoresque on Gershwin's Swanee
John Philip Sousa
SMC S835EP/ HL 3778676
This Humoresque is contructed on George Gershwin and Irving Ceasars's great hit song from the Broadway show "Sinbad". Written at the peak of the songs popularity, Sousa's 1920 Humoresque was liberally sprinked with unusual sound effects. It includes numerous variations on the principle theme, as well as "Hail, Hail the Gangs All Here", "Listen to the Mockingbird", "Dixie", and "Old Folks at Home".