Music Sales Acquires Vernon Duke's Catalogue


Music Sales Corporation, Inc. announces it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to Vernon Duke's catalogue, including the Great American Songbook gems 'April in Paris', 'Autumn In New York', and 'Taking a Chance on Love' - the latter from the Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky. Known for his integral contributions to the Great American Songbook, Vernon Duke was also a highly respected classical composer - composing for both orchestra and ballet under his birth name, Vladimir Dukelsky. The Russian-born composer collaborated with many musical luminaries including George and Ira Gershwin, George Balanchine, Sergei Prokofiev and Serge Koussevitzky.

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