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Title Autumn In New York
Composer Duke, Vernon Marshall’s
Civic Band
Topeka, KS
Est’d 1884
Number C-801
Type CB
Date 1943
Key F
Arranger Krance, John John B. Marshall Length 4.30
Publisher Harms, Inc. Vocal No
Association Musical: Thumbs Up Grade/Difficulty ?/?
Last Performed Unknown
Manuscript No
Style Concert Piece, Ballad
Location Marshall's Band Library
Cataloger Rick Baker
Date Cataloged 08/16/1994
   "Autumn in New York, Why does it seem so inviting? 
    Autumn in New York, It spells the thrill of first nighting, 
    Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds in canyons of steel, 
    They're making me feel I'm home." 
    These poignant lyrics evoke a bitter-sweet mood of contemplation and 
introspection.  Here is one of the truly outstanding songs of American popular 
music.  Ever since it's first appearance in 1934 as one of the ballads in the 
Broadway musical "Thumbs Up", Vernon Duke's hauntingly beautiful AUTUMN IN NEW 
YORK has become a standard classic.  It has been arranged and adapted for and 
performed in almost every conceivable medium....from night-club variety 
performer to symphony orchestra.  It's melody greets one in elevators and aids 
digestion in restaurants.  It has been recorded by our outstanding popular 
recording artists and performed on television, radio and in films.  Yet, unlike 
many other popular songs with similar exposure, it retains its original fresh 
melodic appeal, hearing after hearing.  Mr. Duke, who also wroth the truly 
inspired lyric to this song, is also the composer of an equally beautiful 
tune..."April In Paris". 
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