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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn based on Heyward's 1925 novel Porgy, as well as Heyward's subsequent 1927 non-musical stage adaptation, co-written with his wife Dorothy. The screenplay for the film, which turned the operatic recitatives into spoken dialogue, was very closely based on the opera and was written by N. Richard Nash.

The project was the last for Samuel Goldwyn. Due to its controversial subject matter, the film was shown only briefly following its initial reserved seat engagements in major cities, where it drew mixed reviews from critics. Two months after its release, Goldwyn grudgingly conceded, "No one is waiting breathlessly for my next picture."

In 2011, the film was chosen for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Music By - George Gershwin | Lyrics By - Ira Gershwin | Stage Date - 1935 | Film Date - 1959


Songbooks and Collections

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George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088686529 : 0739053655 : 00322142

George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess

Enjoy historical photos supplied directly from the Gershwin estate and a dozen of the best vocal selections from Porgy and Bess, all professionally arranged for piano/vocal and complete with detailed information on the musical as well as each song in this classic collection. Titles include: Summertime - A Woman Is a Sometime Thing - My Man's Gone Now - Leavin' fo' de Promis' Lan' - It Take a Long Pull to Get There - I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' - Bess, You Is My Woman Now - It Ain't Necessarily So - What You Want Wid' Bess - I Loves You Porgy - A Red Headed Woman - There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York.

Songlist: Summertime, Bess, You Is My Woman, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, It Ain't Necessarily So, My Man's Gone Now, Red Headed Woman, A, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York, What You Want Wid Bess, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing, Leavin' Fo De Promis' Lan', It Take A Long Pull To Get There

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Voicing: Solo | 20196b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Mac Huff : Summertime : Showtrax CD : 888680038304 : 00139653

Mac Huff : Summertime

One of the most treasured songs of all time, Gershwin's highly evocative writing mixes elements of jazz with artsong to create a masterwork of the 20th century. This tasteful choral setting weaves the melody through different voices with wordless choral textures, forming a rich backdrop of sound. Starting rubato, a full dynamic range and a dramatic piano accompaniment add to the emotion.

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2567p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Mark Hayes : Summertime : Showtrax CD : 038081313252  : 00-28780

Mark Hayes : Summertime

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae deserves only the finest choral treatment, and Mark Hayes has certainly given it that, with a rich, lush setting. The piano accompaniment carries the voices on a dramatic journey appropriate to the nature of the piece. A song that every singer should know and will love.

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5737p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Douglas E. Wagner : I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'  : Showtrax CD : 038081359045  : 00-32996

Douglas E. Wagner : I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae is given a fine, dramatic choral treatment by arranger Doug Wagner. Optional Concert Band accompaniment available.

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5773p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Clay Warnick : Porgy and Bess (Choral Selection) : Showtrax CD : 029156994964  : 00-CD9909

Clay Warnick : Porgy and Bess (Choral Selection)

We re-engraved this classic so your choirs today could sing the consummate choral setting of the wonderful music from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Clay Warnick truly one of the masters of arranging.

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5939p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' : SATB : Douglas E. Wagner : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Showtrax CD : 00-32993 : 038081359014

Douglas E. Wagner : I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae is given a fine, dramatic choral treatment by arranger Doug Wagner. Optional Concert Band accompaniment available.

Arranger: Douglas E. Wagner | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-32993 | Showtrax CD Available


I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' : SAB : Douglas E. Wagner : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-32994 : 038081359021

Douglas E. Wagner : I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae is given a fine, dramatic choral treatment by arranger Doug Wagner. Optional Concert Band accompaniment available.

Arranger: Douglas E. Wagner | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-32994 | Showtrax CD Available


Porgy and Bess : SATB : Ed Lojeski : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00155215 : 888680104764

Ed Lojeski : Porgy and Bess

The classic Ed Lojeski choral setting of Gershwin's famous Porgy and Bess is once again available! Masterful choral writing, opportunities for solos and colorful scoring make this a wonderful option for school and community programming! This 12:45 medley includes: Bess, You Is My Woman; I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'; It Ain't Necessarily So; My Man's Gone Now; Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way; Summertime.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155215


Porgy and Bess : SAB : Ed Lojeski : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00155216 : 888680104771

Ed Lojeski : Porgy and Bess

The classic Ed Lojeski choral setting of Gershwin's famous Porgy and Bess is once again available! Masterful choral writing, opportunities for solos and colorful scoring make this a wonderful option for school and community programming! This 12:45 medley includes: Bess, You Is My Woman; I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'; It Ain't Necessarily So; My Man's Gone Now; Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way; Summertime.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00155216


Summertime : SATB : Mark Hayes : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-28776 : 038081313214

Mark Hayes : Summertime

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae deserves only the finest choral treatment, and Mark Hayes has certainly given it that, with a rich, lush setting. The piano accompaniment carries the voices on a dramatic journey appropriate to the nature of the piece. A song that every singer should know and will love.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28776 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : SSAB : Mark Hayes : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-28777 : 038081313221

Mark Hayes : Summertime

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae deserves only the finest choral treatment, and Mark Hayes has certainly given it that, with a rich, lush setting. The piano accompaniment carries the voices on a dramatic journey appropriate to the nature of the piece. A song that every singer should know and will love.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28777 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : SSA : Mark Hayes : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-28778 : 038081313238

Mark Hayes : Summertime

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae deserves only the finest choral treatment, and Mark Hayes has certainly given it that, with a rich, lush setting. The piano accompaniment carries the voices on a dramatic journey appropriate to the nature of the piece. A song that every singer should know and will love.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28778 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : TTBB : Mark Hayes : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-28779 : 038081313245

Mark Hayes : Summertime

This classic American song from Porgy and Bessae deserves only the finest choral treatment, and Mark Hayes has certainly given it that, with a rich, lush setting. The piano accompaniment carries the voices on a dramatic journey appropriate to the nature of the piece. A song that every singer should know and will love.

Arranger: Mark Hayes | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28779 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : SATB : Derek Fawcett : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-42807 : 038081483924

Derek Fawcett : Summertime

Challenging harmonies and rhythmic passages have helped make this vocal jazz setting of the Gershwin standard a favorite.

Arranger: Derek Fawcett | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-42807


Summertime : SATB Divisi : Mac Huff : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00139648 : 888680038250

Mac Huff : Summertime

One of the most treasured songs of all time, Gershwin's highly evocative writing mixes elements of jazz with artsong to create a masterwork of the 20th century. This tasteful choral setting weaves the melody through different voices with wordless choral textures, forming a rich backdrop of sound. Starting rubato, a full dynamic range and a dramatic piano accompaniment add to the emotion. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139648 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : SSAA : Mac Huff : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00139649 : 888680038267

Mac Huff : Summertime

One of the most treasured songs of all time, Gershwin's highly evocative writing mixes elements of jazz with artsong to create a masterwork of the 20th century. This tasteful choral setting weaves the melody through different voices with wordless choral textures, forming a rich backdrop of sound. Starting rubato, a full dynamic range and a dramatic piano accompaniment add to the emotion.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139649 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : TTBB : Mac Huff : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00139650 : 888680038274

Mac Huff : Summertime

One of the most treasured songs of all time, Gershwin's highly evocative writing mixes elements of jazz with artsong to create a masterwork of the 20th century. This tasteful choral setting weaves the melody through different voices with wordless choral textures, forming a rich backdrop of sound. Starting rubato, a full dynamic range and a dramatic piano accompaniment add to the emotion.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139650 | Showtrax CD Available


Summertime : SATB divisi : Russell L. Robinson : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04011 : 654979071792

Russell L. Robinson : Summertime

This Gershwinae classic from Porgy and Bess truly comes to life in this exceptional new choral arrangement by Russell Robinson. While it is not without its challenges, this Broadway concert piece is well worth the effort to prepare.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04011


Summertime : SAB divisi : Russell L. Robinson : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04012 : 654979071808

Russell L. Robinson : Summertime

This Gershwinae classic from Porgy and Bess truly comes to life in this exceptional new choral arrangement by Russell Robinson. While it is not without its challenges, this Broadway concert piece is well worth the effort to prepare.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SAB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04012


Summertime : SAB divisi : Russell L. Robinson : George Gershwin : Porgy and Bess : Sheet Music : 00-CHM04013 : 654979071815

Russell L. Robinson : Summertime

This Gershwinae classic from Porgy and Bess truly comes to life in this exceptional new choral arrangement by Russell Robinson. While it is not without its challenges, this Broadway concert piece is well worth the effort to prepare.

Arranger: Russell L. Robinson | Composer: George Gershwin | Lyricist: Ira Gershwin | Musical: Porgy and Bess

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Voicing: SAB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CHM04013


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