"Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" by Ira Sullivan

Dublin Core

Title

"Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" by Ira Sullivan

Alternative Title

"Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" by Ira Sullivan

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Music--United States
Jazz--United States

Description

An audio recording of "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," composed by Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), and performed by Ira Sullivan (b. 1931) live on-air on WUCF-FM on December 8, 2006. A multi-instrumentalist, Sullivan was a crucial part of the Chicago jazz scene of the 1950s, performing with numerous artists, including a stint with Art Blakey (1919-1990) and the Jazz Messengers in 1956. He left the spotlight and moved to Florida to raise his family in the early 1960s, eventually starting a quintet with Red Rodney (1927-1994). Sullivan taught summers at the University of Miami's Young Musician's Camp, in which professional musicians and faculty from the UM School of Music instructed students between 7 and 18 years old in classical music, jazz, rock, songwriting, composition, and musical theater. "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" is a jazz standard written by Romberg and Hammerstein for the 1928 operetta, The New Moon. Originally composed as a tango, the first noteworthy jazz version is the 1938 recording by Artie Shaw (1910-2004).

Creator

Romberg, Sigmund
Hammerstein, Oscar

Source

Original 8-minute and 1-second audio recording: Romberg, Sigmund, and Oscar Hammerstein II. "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," by Ira Sullivan: WUCF-FM, Orlando, Florida, December 8, 2006.

Publisher

Date Created

2006-12-08

Date Copyrighted

2006-12-08

Date Issued

2006-12-08

Contributor

Sullivan, Ira

Is Part Of

Jazz Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

7.35 MB

Medium

8-minute and 1-second audio recording

Type

Sound

Coverage

WUCF-FM, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Young Musicians Camp, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Chicago, Illinois

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II, performed by Ira Sullivan, and published by WUCF-FM.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Meredith, Bill. "Ira Sullivan: Family First." Jazz Times, December 2007. http://jazztimes.com/articles/19200-ira-sullivan-family-first (Accessed March 23, 2015).

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