Ferde Grofé  (1892-1972)
Last updated: 30.06.21
According to the Internet source given below, Ferde Grofé was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist.
He was taken abroad in 1899 by his mother to study piano, viola and composition in Leipzig, Germany. He was proficient on a number of instruments including piano, violin, viola, baritone horn, alto horn and cornet.
Leaving home aged 14 he played in a piano bar for two dollars a night also as an accompanist as well as numerous other jobs. Still just 14 he composed his first work, Four Rags for Piano (1906), and his first commissioned work when 17.
By 1920, he was playing jazz piano with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. and went on be Whiteman's principal arranger. As well as being a composer of many works (including orchestral) he recorded, worked on radio and TV, conducted and taught.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Ferde Grofé (1892-1972). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Harlem 1906 from Four Rags for Piano
Hobble 1906 from Four Rags for Piano
Persimmon 1906 from Four Rags for Piano
Rattlesnake 1906 from Four Rags for Piano
Stop Your Kiddin' 1922 Jimmy McHugh (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Suez 1922 Peter DeRose (co-author)
Will Pancoast (words)
Vincent Lopez (sung by)
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Cyclone, The 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Wonderful One 1923 Marshall Neilan (co-author)
Paul Whiteman (co-author)
Dorothy Terriss (words)
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Daybreak 1926 Harold Adamson (words)  wvicon.gif
Alice Blue 1927  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Heliotrope 1927
Indigo (w&m) 1927  wvicon.gif
Musette 1928  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Blue Flame 1929  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Free Air 1929
Count Your Blessings 1933 Irving Caesar (words)
Edgar Guest (words)
Symphony in Steel 1936
Miss Misschief 1937  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Alice Blue 2:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry F. Grofé 
youtube15.jpg Blue Flame 3:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry F. Grofé 
youtube15.jpg The Cyclone 2:37 Ragtime Dorian Henry F. Grofé 
youtube15.jpg Miss Misschief 3:08 Ragtime Dorian Henry F. Grofé 
youtube15.jpg Musette 2:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry F. Grofé