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Ferde Grofй (1892-1972)

Grofй on Grofй
see also
Works with No Known Date of Composition or Instrumentation
Grofй Arrangements of Songs/Works of Other Composers
Black Sapphire, piano (1908; pub. 1936)
Evening Shadows, piano (c. 1908; pub. 1915)
Harlem Rag, small ensemble (1908; unpublished?)
Hobble Rag, small ensemble (1908; unpublished?)
Persimmon Rag, small ensemble (1908; unpublished?)
Souvenir, cello (c. 1908; unpublished?)
The Elks Grand Reunion, March and Two-step, brass band; or piano (1909)
Die Mutter, cello and piano (c. 1914)
Under the Pines, piano (after 1914; 1926?)
Rattlesnake Rag, cornet and piano (1915)
Memorial Day, [orchestra] (1920s?)
Wonderful One (My Wonderful One), song (1920; pub. 1923) [Wonderful One/?Restiamo cosм]
[on a Marshall Neilan tune; lyrics: Dorothy Terriss] [used in numerous films]
Myra, Queen of Bagdad, song (1920; unpublished) [w/ Buster Johnson and Hall N. Byers]
Why, song (1920; unpublished) [w/ Buster Johnson]
Nuthin’ (a.k.a. Nothing) But, song (1922) [w/Sam Ward and Henry Busse]
Suez, song (1922) [lyrics: Peter DeRose and Will Pancoast]
When I’m Alone with You, song (1922) [w/Irving M. Bibo and Lou Traveller]
Stop Your Kidding, song (c.1922) [w/Jimmy McHugh, Sam Coslow and Irving Mills]
The Cyclone, piano (1923) [“Novelty for piano”]
Coronado, song (1923) [w/ Frank Siegrist and Mildred Grizzelle]
Queen of Egypt, song (1923) [w/ DeRose and Billy Colligan]
Broadway at Night, orchestra; or piano (1924)
I’m Happy Now, song (1924) [w/ Roy Turk and Phil Ohman]
Russian Rose, song (1924) [based on “Volga Boatmen”]
You’re the One, song (1924) [w/ P. Whiteman, Mac Emery, Ben Russell]
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, piano and jazz band (1924; rev. pf and orch, 1926; concert band, opt. pf, 1938) [as arranger]
Gershwin: Gershwin: Concerto in F, piano and orchestra (1925) [as arranger]
Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), orchestra; or band; or piano (1925)
– Mardi Gras, song (1934) [from film “Mirrors”]
No One Knows, song (1926) [w/ Adam Carroll and Harry D. Kerr]
A Sailor’s Reward, a musical drama of the Sea (1926) [w/ Phil Boutelje]
Steppin’ Around, song (1926) [w/ Harry Reser]
Sweetheart, I’m Dreaming of You, song (1926) [by Carter and Brody; adapted from “Mardi Gras” mvt of Mississippi Suite]
Theme and Variations Based on Noises from a Garage, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (1925)
– Free Air: Variations based on noises from a garage,trombone, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (performed on 1928 concert)
Miss Mischief, a pianolette, piano (1926-27; arr. for orch, 1937) [dedicated to Shirley Temple]
Gershwin: Blue Monday (135th Street) (1926) (as orchestrator)
Three Shades of Blue, orchestra; or piano (1927)
Metropolis: A Fantasie in Blue (A Blue Fantasy), orch; or pf (1927-28) [“based on 2 American themes by Malneck and Barris”]
Musette, piano; or orchestra (1928)
Blue Flame, piano (1929) [“a modern piano solo”]
Over There Fantasie, orch (c.1929) [aka:”Goodbye Broadway, Hello France”/or “Ode to the Amer. Solder”; WWI Patriotic Medley]
The King of Jazz, film score (1930) [music by Paul Whiteman; arr. by Ferde Grofй]
Grand Canyon Suite, orchestra (1931)
– On the Trail [used in the film “The Homeless Flea”, 1940]
– Grand Canyon, film score (1958) [from “Grand Canyon Suite”]
Knute Rockne Suite, orchestra; or piano (1931)
Count Your Blessings, song (1933) [w/Irving Caesar and, Edgar Guest] [from film “Palooka”]
Tabloid Suite (Four Pictures of a Modern Newspaper), orchestra; or piano (1933)
Christmas Eve: A Yuletide Idyll, piano, or orchestra (1934)
Diamond Jim, film score (1935) [uncredited]
Symphony in Steel (Rhapsody in Steel), band (1935; arr. for orch, 1937; also for pf) [composed for American Rolling Mill Corp.]
A Day at the Farm, orchestra (1935) [also listed as “A Day on the Farm”]
Hollywood Ballet, ballet (1936)
– Six Pictures of Hollywood (Hollywood Suite), orchestra; or piano (1936; pub. 1937) [based on “Hollywood Ballet”, 1936]
Jewel Tones (5 pieces), piano (1936)
Niff Niff Blues, dance band (1936)
Owls on Parade, song (pub. 1936) [lyrics: Ed Fortman & Jack Jessup]; also for orchestra; and band, 1953]
Yankee Doodle Rhapsody (American Fantasie), film score (1936)
Wheels, A Musical Panorama of Transportation, orch (1936) [commissioned by Henry Ford for Ford Motor Corp.]
Jungle Ballet, ballet (1937)
Ode to Freedom, orchestra; or piano (1937; fp. 4 July, 1940) [based on text of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”]
Cafй Society, ballet (1938)
Kentucky Derby Suite, orchestra (1938) [in one continuous movement]
Killarney: an Irish Fantasie, orchestra (1938; arr. for piano, 1944)
Tin Pan Alley: The Melodic Decades, orchestra (1938)
Trylon and Perisphere, orch (1938; rev. as “Black Gold”, 1945) [for N.Y. World’s Fair of 1939-40] [composed by dePackh-Grofe]
Billy the Kid, [?orchestra] (1939, unfinished)
Saxophone Concerto (1939, unfinished)
An American Biography, orchestra (1939-40) [based on the life and dedicated to Henry Ford]
Circumnavigator’s Suite, [?orchestra] (1940, unfinished)
29 Modern Piano Interpretations of “Swanee River” (composed one variation), piano (1940)
Templed Hills, song (pub. 1940) [w/Collins Driggs] [NOT: “Trampled Hills”]
Daybreak (Day Break), song (1942) [lyrics: Harold Adamson] [from film “As Thousands Cheer”]
[based on theme from “Mardi Gras”, from Mississippi Suite]
Uncle Sam Stands Up, patriotic cantata, baritone, chorus and orchestra (1943; pub. 1944)
Ode to the Star Spangled Banner, orchestra; or piano (1944)
Aviation Suite, orchestra; or band; or piano (1944)
Minstrel Man, film score (1944) [Academy Award Winner]
Wings of War, song (1944) [lyrics: James Herbert] [featured in “Wings of Wars” by the United States Army]
March for Americans, band; or piano (1945)
Table d’hote, flute, violin and viola (1945)
I Knew I’d Love You, song (1946) [lyrics: Harold Adamson]
Deep Nocturne, orchestra; or piano (1947)
Time Out of Mind, film score (1947) [rejected, not used]
– [New England Suite, [orchestra] [?from film score “Time Out of Mind”]]
Death Valley Suite, orchestra (1949; also arr. for band)
Festiviana, band; or piano (1949) [dedicated to Phillips University Band] [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Grofй’s Serenade, piano (1949) [“To My Wife”] [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Secret From Heaven, chorus, flute and organ (195?)
Atlantic Crossing, male and female narrators, chorus and orchestra (1950)
The Return of Jesse James, film score (1950)
– The Return of Jesse James Suite, orchestra (1950)
Rocketship X-M, film score (1950)
Diana, alto sax and piano (1952) [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Valse Annette, alto sax and piano (1952) [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, baritone and orchestra (1954)
Secret from Heaven, chorus, flute and organ (c. 1955)
Fremont Street (Piano Revels of Las Vegas), piano (1955, ms only)
Hudson River Suite, orchestra (1955) [reworded from unfinished “Rip Van Winkle”, 1932–1954]
Slot Machine Serenade, a novelty for piano (1955, ms only) [dedicated to Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas, Nevada]
Dawn at Lake Mead, orchestra (1956)
Scalawag, band (1956)
Lonely Castle, piano (1956) [see also work for flute, 1966]
Vally of the Sun Suite, orchestra (1957) [1952?]
N-E-W-S, band (1958)
Valley of Enchantment, band (1958)
Ode to an American Soldier, band (1958?) [inspired by the writings of Grofй’s son, Ferde Grofй, Jr.]
Gallodoro’s Serenade, alto sax and piano (1959) [written for the sax virtuoso Al Gallodoro]
Valsanne, alto sax and piano (1959)
Piano Concerto in D minor (1932?-60; fp. 1958) [dedicated to Jesъs Marнa Sanromб]
San Francisco Suite, orchestra (1960)
Yellowstone Suite, orchestra (1960)
Niagara Falls Suite, orchestra (1961)
Trick or Treat (Halloween Fantasy), pizzicato strings (1963; pub. 1966) [single mvt work]
World’s Fair Suite, orchestra; or piano (1964)
Hawaiian Suite, band (1965)
Lonely Castle, solo flute (1966?) [originally titled “Haunted Castle”] [?from work for piano, 1956]
Salute to Congress, Overture, band (1965)
Christine, cello and piano (1967)
The Magic Melody, song (c.1967) [w/ Phil Boutelje]
Virginia City: Requiem for a Ghost Town, orchestra (1968) [inspired by a poem by Grofй’s son, Ferde Grofй, Jr.]
Valentino, film soundtrack (1977) [Grofй’s music adapted and arranged by Stanley Black]

Works with No Known Date of Composition or Instrumentation
American March, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Pub: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Birthday Party, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Blue Nocturne, orchestra (. ) [1944?] [refered to at “Music You (Possibly) Won’t Hear Anyplace Else”]
Cakewalk, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Campus March, [?orchestra/band] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Dejection in Restaurant, [?song] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Divertimento for Neglected Musical Instrument, [. ] (. ) [co-written with Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Mildred J. Hill, and
Patty Smith Hill; EMI Feist/EMI Robbins/Summy-Burchard] [listed only at ASCAP]
Dixie Tries to Forget, [?song] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
East – Wheels of Industry From . [?orchestra] (. ) [?from “N-E-W-S”] [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”] [also at ASCAP]
Hiawatha [. ] [GOLDINdex database]
Ladies of the Ensemble, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
[?from “Hollywood Suite”: mvt 5 – Precision Routine/Production Number/[Ladies of the Ensemble?]
Newspaper Insert, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
Night Before the Derby, [?orch] (. ) [?from “Kentucky Derby Suite” [“Sngwtr Hall of Fame”; Pub:EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
North Vacationland, [?orchestra] (. ) [?from “N-E-W-S”] [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”] [also at ASCAP]
Overture to First [Minstrel], [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at ASCAP]
Paris Portrait, [?band ] [from “Atlantic. “] [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”] [also at ASCAP]
Ruby, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”] [also at ASCAP]
Steel Mill [?from “Symphony in Steel”] [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; Publisher: EMI Robbins] [also at ASCAP]
West Wide Open Spaces, [?orchestra] (. ) [listed at “Songwriters Hall of Fame”] [also at ASCAP]

To Research:
“An Experiment in Modern Music at Aeolian Hall” – February 12, 1924
Paul Whiteman’s “Second Experiment” Concert – 29 December 1925 Life Magazine Article on Paul Whiteman
– Theme and Variations Based on Noises from a Garage, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (1925)
Free Air, orchestra (1929) [?inspired by the 1922 novel “Free Air” by Sinclair Lewis] Paul Whiteman – “Third Experiments” concert (Sunday, October 7, 1928), including
– Gershwin: Concerto in F
– Grofe: Metropolis (first performance)
– Free Air: Variations based on noises from a garage,trombone, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (1928)

From Farrington Works List:
The Deluge, [?incidental music to a play or dance] (. )
Mark Twain Suite, [?orchestra] (. ; never composed?)
Milk, [?orchestra] (. ; never composed?)
New England Suite, [?orchestra] (. ; never composed?)

In Grove’s:
Free Air (Variations on Noises from the Garage), woodwind, anvil and bicycle tire pump (1928) .
Wikipedia:
Sonata for Flute and Bicycle Pump .
Saxophone Concerto (1939) unfinished, unpublished work written for Cecil Leeson .
Rudy Vallee Suite .
Over There Fantasie, orch (c.1929) [aka: “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France”; or “Ode to the Amer. Solder [WWI Patriotic
Medley] – NOT WW II
Billy the Kid (unfinished & unpub) [some of this material may have been used for film scor “The Return of Jesse James”] .
Radio City Overture, orchestra (1932) . – no other listing anywhere

Deleted from Wikipedia:
* ”[[Radio City Overture, for orchestra]]” (1932)
* ”[[Rudy Vallee Suite]]”

see also
Works with No Known Date of Composition or Instrumentation
Grofй Arrangements of Songs/Works of Other Composers
Dramatic/Theater
A Sailor’s Reward, a musical drama of the Sea (1926) [w/ Phil Boutelje] Ballet
Hollywood Ballet, ballet (1936)
Jungle Ballet, ballet (1937)
Cafй Society, ballet (1938) Orchestra
Memorial Day, [orchestra] (1920s?)
Broadway at Night, orchestra (1924)
Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), orchestra; or band; or piano (1925)
– Father of Waters
– Huckleberry Finn
– Old Creole Days
– Mardi Gras
Miss Mischief, a pianolette, piano (1926-27; arr. for orch, 1937) [dedicated to Shirley Temple]
Three Shades of Blue, orchestra (1927)
– Indigo
– Alice Blue
– Heliotrope
Metropolis: A Fantasie in Blue (A Blue Fantasy), orch; or pf (1927-28) [“based on 2 American themes by Malneck and Barris”]
Musette, piano; or orchestra (1928)
Over There Fantasie, orch (c.1929) [aka:”Goodbye Broadway, Hello France”/or “Ode to the Amer. Solder”; WWI Patriotic Medley]
Grand Canyon Suite, orchestra (1931)
– Sunrise
– Painted Desert
– On the Trail
– Sunset
– Cloudburst
Knute Rockne Suite, orchestra; or piano (1931)
– Childhood Days
– College Days
– Romance
– Football Days
Tabloid Suite (Four Pictures of a Modern Newspaper), orchestra; or piano (1933)
– Run of the News
– Sob Sister
– Comic Strips
– Going to Press
Christmas Eve: A Yuletide Idyll, piano, or orchestra (1934)
Symphony in Steel (Rhapsody in Steel), band (1935; arr. for orch, 1937; also for pf) [composed for American Rolling Mill Corp.]
A Day at the Farm, orchestra (1935) [also listed as “A Day on the Farm”]
Six Pictures of Hollywood (Hollywood Suite), orchestra; or piano (1936; pub. 1937) [based on “Hollywood Ballet”, 1936]
– On the Set/Sweepers
– The Stand-In
– Carpenters and Electricians/Hollywood Holiday
– Preview/The Set Dresser
– Precision Routine/Production Number/[Ladies of the Ensemble?]
– Director, Star, Ensemble/A Star is Born
Niff Niff Blues, dance band (1936)
Wheels, A Musical Panorama of Transportation, orch (1936) [commissioned by Henry Ford for Ford Motor Corp.]
[possible movements]:
– Covered Wagon [confirmed]
– Pony Express [confirmed]
– Iron Horse-train
– Stage Coach
– Bicycle
– Automobile
Ode to Freedom, orchestra; or piano (1937; fp. 4 July, 1940) [based on text of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”]
Kentucky Derby Suite, orchestra (1938) [in one continuous movement]
Killarney: an Irish Fantasie, orchestra (1938; arr. for piano, 1944)
Tin Pan Alley: The Melodic Decades, orchestra (1938)
Trylon and Perisphere, orch (1938; rev. as “Black Gold”, 1945) [for N.Y. World’s Fair of 1939-40] [composed by dePackh-Grofe]
Billy the Kid, [?orchestra] (1939, unfinished)
An American Biography, orchestra (1939-40) [based on the life and dedicated to Henry Ford]
Circumnavigator’s Suite, [?orchestra] (1940, unfinished)
Ode to the Star Spangled Banner, orchestra; or piano (1944)
Aviation Suite, orchestra; or band; or piano (1944)
– Take Off
– Hostess/Glamour Girl
– Plane Loco
– Clouds
– Motor City of America
– Happy Landing
Deep Nocturne, orchestra; or piano (1947)
New England Suite, [orchestra] [?from film score “Time Out of Mind”]
Death Valley Suite, orchestra (1949; also arr. for band)
– Funeral Mountains
– 1849 Emigrant Train
– Desert Water Hole
– Sand Storm
The Return of Jesse James Suite, orchestra (1950)
Hudson River Suite, orchestra (1955) [reworded from unfinished “Rip Van Winkle”, 1932–1954]
– The River (Father of the Waters)
– Hendrik Hudson
– Rip Van Winkle
– Albany Night Boat
– New York!
Dawn at Lake Mead, orchestra (1956)
Vally of the Sun Suite, orchestra (1957) [1952?]
– Valley of Ditches
– The Dam Builders
– Masque of the Yellow Moon
– Reclamation’s Golden Jubilee
San Francisco Suite, orchestra (1960)
– Gold Rush
– Bohemian Nights
– Mauve Decade
– 1906-1960 [including “Earthquake” sequence]
Yellowstone Suite, orchestra (1960)
Niagara Falls Suite, orchestra (1961)
– The Thunderer of the Waters
– Devil’s Hole Massacre
– The Honeymooners
– Power of Niagara 1961
Trick or Treat (Halloween Fantasy), pizzicato strings (1963; pub. 1966) [single mvt work]
World’s Fair Suite, orchestra; or piano (1964)
– Unisphere
– International
– Fun at the Fair
– Pavilions of Industry
– National
Virginia City: Requiem for a Ghost Town, orchestra (1968) [inspired by a poem by Grofй’s son, Ferde Grofй, Jr.]

American March, [?orchestra] (. )
Campus March, [?orchestra/band] (. )
East – Wheels of Industry, [?orchestra] (. ) [?from “N-E-W-S”]
Memorial Day, [orchestra] (. ) [in Williams College Archives & Specials Collections]
Niff Niff Blues, [orchestra] (. ) [ in Williams College Archives & Specials Collections]
Night Before the Derby, [?orchestra] (. ) [?from “Kentucky Derby Suite”, 1938]
North Vacationland, [?orchestra] (. )
Overture to First Minstrel, [?orchestra] (. ) Band
The Elks Grand Reunion, March and Two-step, brass band; or piano (1909)
Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), orchestra; or band; or piano (1925)
Symphony in Steel (Rhapsody in Steel), band (1935; arr. for orch, 1937; also for pf) [composed for American Rolling Mill Corp.]
Owls on Parade, band (based on 1936 song, arr. for band, 1953; also for orchestra)
Aviation Suite, orchestra; or band; or piano (1944)
– Take Off
– Hostess/Glamour Girl
– Plane Loco
– Clouds
– Motor City of America
– Happy Landing
March for Americans, band; or piano (1945)
Death Valley Suite, orchestra (1949; also arr. for band)
Festiviana, band; or piano (1949) [dedicated to Phillips University Band] [sometimes listed as “piano, 1908”]
Scalawag, band (1956)
N-E-W-S Suite, band (1958)
[possible movements]:
– [?North Vacationland]
– South
– East: Wheels of Industry
– West
– [others?]
Valley of Enchantment, band (1958)
– Great Divide
– Gunnison Valley
– Black Canyon
Ode to an American Soldier, band (1958) [inspired by the writings of Grofй’s son, Ferde Grofй, Jr.]
Hawaiian Suite, band (1965)
– Oahu
– Maoi
– Kuwai
– Hawaii [including “Volcanic Eruption” sequence]
Salute to Congress, Overture, band (1965)

American March, [?orchestra] (. )
Campus March, [?orchestra/band] (. )
Paris Portrait, [?band ] [from “Atlantic. “]
Steel Mill [?from “Symphony in Steel”]

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Theme and Variations Based on Noises from a Garage, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (1925)
– Free Air: Variations based on noises from a garage,trombone, bicycle tire pump and orchestra (performed on 1928 concert)
Saxophone Concerto (1939, unfinished)
Piano Concerto in D minor (1932?-60; fp. 1958) [dedicated to Jesъs Marнa Sanromб]

Divertimento for Neglected Musical Instrument, [. ] (. )

Chorus w/Orchestra
Uncle Sam Stands Up, patriotic cantata, baritone, chorus and orchestra (1943; pub. 1944)
Atlantic Crossing, male and female narrators, chorus and orchestra (1950)

Choral
Secret from Heaven, chorus, flute and organ (c. 1955)

Chamber/Ensemble
Harlem Rag, ensemble (1908)
Hobble Rag, ensemble (1908)
Persimmon Rag, ensemble (1908)
Table d’hote, flute, violin and viola (1945)

Solo Instrument
Souvenir, cello [and piano] (c. 1908)
Die Mutter, cello and piano (c. 1914)
Rattlesnake Rag, cornet and piano (1915)
Diana, alto sax and piano (1952) [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Valse Annette, alto sax and piano (1952) [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Gallodoro’s Serenade, alto sax and piano (1959) [written for the sax virtuoso Al Gallodoro]
Valsanne, alto sax and piano (1959)
Lonely Castle, solo flute (1966?) [originally titled “Haunted Castle”] [?from work for piano, 1956]
Christine, cello and piano (1967)

Piano
Black Sapphire, piano (1908)
Evening Shadows, piano (c. 1908; pub. 1915)
The Elks Grand Reunion, March and Two-step, brass band (or orchestra); or piano (1909)
Under the Pines, piano (after 1914; 1926?)
The Cyclone, piano (1923) [“Novelty for piano”]
Broadway at Night, orchestra; or piano (1924)
Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), orchestra; or band; or piano (1925)
Miss Mischief, a pianolette, piano (1926-27; arr. for orch, 1937) [dedicated to Shirley Temple]
Three Shades of Blue, orchestra; or piano (1927)
Metropolis: A Fantasie in Blue (A Blue Fantasy), orch; or pf (1927-28) [“based on 2 American themes by Malneck and Barris”]
Musette, piano; or orchestra (1928)
Blue Flame, piano (1929) [“a modern piano solo”]
Knute Rockne Suite, orchestra; or piano (1931)
Tabloid Suite (Four Pictures of a Modern Newspaper), orchestra; or piano (1933)
Christmas Eve: A Yuletide Idyll, piano, or orchestra (1934)
Symphony in Steel (Rhapsody in Steel), band (1935; arr. for orch, 1937; also for pf) [composed for American Rolling Mill Corp.]
Jewel Tones (5 pieces), piano (1936)
– Ruby
– Emerald
– Diamond
– Sapphire
– Opal
Six Pictures of Hollywood (Hollywood Suite), orchestra; or piano (1936; pub. 1937) [based on “Hollywood Ballet”, 1936]
Ode to Freedom, orchestra; or piano (1937; fp. 4 July, 1940) [based on text of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”]
Killarney: an Irish Fantasie, orchestra (1938; arr. for piano, 1944)
29 Modern Piano Interpretations of “Swanee River” (composed one variation), piano (1940)
March for Americans, band; or piano (1945)
Deep Nocturne, orchestra; or piano (1947)
Festiviana, band; or piano (1949) [dedicated to Phillips University Band] [sometimes listed as “piano, 1908”]
Grofй’s Serenade, piano (1949) [“To My Wife”] [sometimes listed as composed in “1908”]
Fremont Street (Piano Revels of Las Vegas), piano (1955, ms only)
Slot Machine Serenade, a novelty for piano (1955, ms only) [dedicated to Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas, Nevada]
Lonely Castle, piano (1956) [see also work for flute, 1966]
World’s Fair Suite, orchestra; or piano (1964)

Vocal/Songs
Wonderful One (My Wonderful One), song (1920; pub. 1923) [Wonderful One/?Restiamo cosм]
[on a Marshall Neilan tune; lyrics: Dorothy Terriss] [used in numerous films]
Myra, Queen of Bagdad, song (1920; unpublished) [w/ Buster Johnson and Hall N. Byers]
Why, song (1920; unpublished) [w/ Buster Johnson]
Nuthin’ (a.k.a. Nothing) But, song (1922) [w/Sam Ward and Henry Busse]
Suez, song (1922) [lyrics: Peter DeRose and Will Pancoast]
When I’m Alone with You, song (1922) [w/Irving M. Bibo and Lou Traveller]
Stop Your Kidding, song (c.1922) [w/Jimmy McHugh, Sam Coslow and Irving Mills]
The Cyclone, piano (1923) [“Novelty for piano”]
Coronado, song (1923) [w/ Frank Siegrist and Mildred Grizzelle]
Queen of Egypt, song (1923) [w/ DeRose and Billy Colligan]
I’m Happy Now, song (1924) [w/ Roy Turk and Phil Ohman]
Russian Rose, song (1924) [based on “Volga Boatmen”]
You’re the One, song (1924) [w/ P. Whiteman, Mac Emery, Ben Russell]
No One Knows, song (1926) [w/ Adam Carroll and Harry D. Kerr]
Steppin’ Around, song (1926) [w/ Harry Reser]
Sweetheart, I’m Dreaming of You, song (1926) [by Carter and Brody; adapted from “Mardi Gras” mvt of Mississippi Suite]
Count Your Blessings, song (1933) [w/Irving Caesar and, Edgar Guest] [from film “Palooka”]
Mardi Gras, song (1934) [from film “Mirrors”] [?based on music from “Mississippi Suite”, 1925]
Owls on Parade, song (pub. 1936) [lyrics: Ed Fortman & Jack Jessup]; also for orchestra; and band, 1953]
Templed Hills, song (pub. 1940) [w/Collins Driggs] [NOT: “Trampled Hills”]
Daybreak (Day Break), song (1942) [lyrics: Harold Adamson] [from film “As Thousands Cheer”]
[based on theme from “Mardi Gras”, from Mississippi Suite]
Wings of War, song (1944) [lyrics: James Herbert] [featured in “Wings of Wars” by the United States Army]
I Knew I’d Love You, song (1946) [lyrics: Harold Adamson]
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, baritone and orchestra (1954)
The Magic Melody, song (c.1967) [w/ Phil Boutelje]

Incidental/Film
Old Creole Days, from “Mississippi Suite”, 1925 [used in soundtrack of film “Showboat”, 1929]
The King of Jazz, film score (1930) [music by Paul Whiteman; arr. by Ferde Grofй]
Diamond Jim, film score (1935) [uncredited]
Yankee Doodle Rhapsody (American Fantasie), film score (1936)
Themes for “Ford Credits” and “Ford Opening and Closing Billboard” (?late 1930’s)
Minstrel Man, film score (1944) [Academy Award Winner]
Time Out of Mind, film score (1947) [rejected, not used]
Rocketship X-M, film score (1950)
The Return of Jesse James, film score (1950)
Grand Canyon, film score (1958) [from “Grand Canyon Suite”]
Valentino, film soundtrack (1977) [Grofй’s music adapted and arranged by Stanley Black]

Movement Breakdowns for:
Metropolis: A Fantasie in Blue (A Blue Fantasy), orch (1927-28)
A Day at the Farm, orchestra (c. 1935) [also listed as “A Day on the Farm”]
A Symphony in Steel, band (1935)
Wheels Suite (A Musical Panorama of Transportation), orchestra (1939)
Aviation Suite, orchestra (1944)
Yellowstone Suite, orchestra (1960)

Composer website [none at the moment] . . . inquire about Ferde Grofй:

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