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Cole Porter

Born: 1891. Died: 1964. Lived in: United States

The only child of Samuel Fenwick, a druggist, and Kate Cole, Cole Porter, born in Peru, Indiana on June 9th, 1891, was given a lot of attention. His parents offered him opportunities to study music, acting, or anything else he wanted, but he opted to study violin and piano. Starting at an early age, Porter had completed his first song, "Song of the Birds," by the age of ten. A few years later, his mother had his piece, "The Bobolink Waltz," published. A few years later, his parents decided to send him to a private boarding school called Worcester Academy, in Massachusettes, which was said to have a strong music department. He entered Yale a few years later. The large size of the university allowed him to find many musical opportunities, from writing two of Yale's best known football songs ("Bull Dog" and "Bingo Eh Yale") to accompanying vocal groups and musical productions. Porter graduated with a "Most Entertaining," award.


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Jay Althouse : Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) : Showtrax CD : 038081337074  : 00-30935

Jay Althouse : Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)

Cole Porteris most famous "list song" is offered here in an arrangement that pulls out all the stops. The sweet opening verse leads into the traditional swing, then finishes off with a rollicking kick-line "bring-em-home" tag. Just do it!

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5740p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

Jay Althouse : Let's Fall in Love : Showtrax CD : 038081399201  : 00-35724

Jay Althouse : Let's Fall in Love

Pay tribute to one of America's greatest songwriters of all time! Cole Porter's music is sometimes sophisticated, sometimes sassy, and always memorable. Here's an 8 1/2-minute medley of some of his best-known songs, arranged with flair and style by Jay Althouse.

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5817p | Showtrax CD | $49.95

Jay Althouse : You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To : Showtrax CD : 038081399744  : 00-35778

Jay Althouse : You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Jay offers a light swing approach to this Cole Porter favorite from the 1943 film Something to Shout About. Sung by jazz artists across the board, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Tormé. Opens with two brief solos.

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5822p | Showtrax CD | $26.95

Kirby Shaw : It's De-Lovely (A Portrait of Cole Porter) : Showtrax CD : 073999598735 : 08744935

Kirby Shaw : It's De-Lovely (A Portrait of Cole Porter)

Pay tribute to one of America's greatest composers with this short medley. Timeless lyrics and melodies in new fresh arrangements will prove to be a real crowd pleaser! Includes: Always True to You in My Fashion, From This Moment On, In the Still of the Night, It's De-Lovely.Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Instrumental Pak includes parts for Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar (opt. Banjo), Bass and Drums. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 6:30

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2873p | Showtrax CD | $49.95

Kirby Shaw : I've Got You Under My Skin : Showtrax CD : 038081360317  : 00-33123

Kirby Shaw : I've Got You Under My Skin

Swing your way to success with this kickin' Kirby Shaw arrangement of one of the greatest American standards of all time. A signature song for Frank Sinatra, a top 10 hit for The Four Seasons, and more recently recorded by Michael Bublé.

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5785p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

Mark Hayes : Just One of Those Things : Showtrax CD : 038081339603  : 00-31189

Mark Hayes : Just One of Those Things

This Cole Porter classic has been given a fresh and unique musical treatment by award-winning arranger Mark Hayes. It opens with the verse up front, then moves from a slick 2-beat with a walking bass line into a jazzy and kickin' swing tempo. Great for groups of all sizes and ages.

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5757p | Showtrax CD | $24.95

Paris Rutherford : I've Got You Under My Skin : Showtrax CD : 073999440676 : 08744067

Paris Rutherford : I've Got You Under My Skin

An innovative harmonization of this standard will have your jazz ensemble clamoring for more. Don't miss this creative arrangement from Paris! Availble: SATB, IPak(R), ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:45.

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4174p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

Philip Kern : Anything Goes : Showtrax CD : 038081266411  : 00-25147

Philip Kern : Anything Goes

From Cole Porter's landmark 1934 musical, Anything Goes, comes this rousing showstopper, brilliantly arranged by Philip Kern. Features an opening female solo, outstanding choral scoring, and a classic Porter-style piano accompaniment.

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5662p | Showtrax CD | $27.95

Philip Kern : Another Op'nin', Another Show : Showtrax CD : 038081311029  : 00-28558

Philip Kern : Another Op'nin', Another Show

From the musical Kiss Me, Kate comes this quintessential Broadway opener, spectacularly arranged for todayis choirs. Itis a classic "show-biz" 2-beat song, complete with unforgettable lyrics about the joys of life on the stage. Featured on the "Hooray for Hollywood!" movement DVD #28868.

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5721p | Showtrax CD | $27.95

Sally K. Albrecht : Friendship : Showtrax CD : 038081339733  : 00-31202

Sally K. Albrecht : Friendship

Cole Porteris memorable, tongue-in-cheek lyrics make this the quintessential "friendship" song. These fresh and fun treble arrangements feature three optional solos and a descant. Optional clarinet parts are available free, online . "When other friendships have been forgot, ours will still be hot." Featured on the Danza! Movement DVD (00-31225).

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5759p | Showtrax CD | $27.95

Teena Chinn : Another Op'nin', Another Show : Showtrax CD : 654979197584  : 00-CDM01036

Teena Chinn : Another Op'nin', Another Show

What a way to open any concert! The recent Broadway revival of the classic Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate has popularized all the great songs from the show again. Teena Chinn has created an exceptionally singable arrangement that will be fun for choirs and audiences alike.

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5955p | Showtrax CD | $19.95

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