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Show Boat

Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's best-selling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years, from 1887 to 1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. The musical contributed such classic songs as "Ol' Man River", "Make Believe" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".

The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies and "Follies"-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century, Show Boat "was a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness". According to The Complete Book of Light Opera:

"Here we come to a completely new genre the musical play as distinguished from musical comedy. Now... the play was the thing, and everything else was subservient to that play. Now... came complete integration of song, humor and production numbers into a single and inextricable artistic entity."

The quality of the musical was recognized immediately by the critics, and Show Boat is frequently revived. Awards for Broadway shows did not exist in 1927 when the original production of the show premiered, nor in 1932, when its first revival was staged. Late 20th-century revivals of Show Boat have won both the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical (1995) and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (1991).

Music By - Jerome Kern | Lyrics By - Oscar Hammerstein II | Stage Date - 1927 | Film Date - 1929


Oscar Hammerstein II : Show Boat : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999130157 : 0793545536 : 00313015

Oscar Hammerstein II : Show Boat

The original cast listing, full-color photos from the Broadway production, and nine stellar songs from this musical classic: Bill - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - I Have the Room Above - Life upon the Wicked Stage - Make Believe - Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun' - Ol' Man River - Why Do I Love You? - You Are Love.

Songlist: You Are Love, I Have The Room Above, Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun', Make Believe, Bill, Ol' Man River, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Life Upon The Wicked Stage, Why Do I Love You?

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Voicing: Solo | 20174b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Choral Selections from Show Boat : SATB : Jerome Kern : Jerome Kern : Show Boat : Songbook : 08621042 : 073999210422

Jerome Kern : Choral Selections from Show Boat

(arr. O'Neill) SATB

Composer: Jerome Kern | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621042


Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein: Showboat - Choral Suite : SATB : Francis Shaw : Show Boat : Sheet Music : 14029977 : 884088430382 : 0853605890

Francis Shaw : Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein: Showboat - Choral Suite

A suite of choral arrangements adapted from the ever-popular Showboat for SATB chorus and Piano by Frances Shaw.

Arranger: Francis Shaw | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $7.95 | With Piano |
14029977


Ol' Man River : TTBB : Russell Robinson : Jerome Kern : Show Boat : Sheet Music : 08621461 : 884088110055

Russell Robinson : Ol' Man River

The rich harmonies of this Broadway classic will resound with a men's chorus. A wonderful choice for high school and up. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Composer: Jerome Kern | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621461


Ol' Man River : SATB : Nicholas Hare : Jerome Kern : Show Boat : Sheet Music : 14023962 : 884088432812

Nicholas Hare : Ol' Man River

From Jerome Kern's 1927 musical, Showboat, the first real American broadway musical.

Arranger: Nicholas Hare | Composer: Jerome Kern | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: Show Boat

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 14023962


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