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From the Musical Porgy and Bess

By DuBose

Choir Secular (Women's Choir)
From the Musical Porgy and Bess. Composed by DuBose, George Gershwin (1898-1937), Ira Gershwin, and Dorothy Heyward. Arranged by Mark Hayes. Masterworks; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; Tony. Alfred Pop Choral Series. 20th Century; Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement; Secular; Standard. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Alfred Music #00-28778. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28778).

Item Number: AP.28778


This classic American song from Porgy and Bess 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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The Alfred Pop Series features outstanding arrangements of songs from the popular music genre. These publications provide exciting, contemporary, and educationally-sound arrangements for singers of all ages, from elementary through high school, to college and adult choirs.

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  • 5

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  • April 28, 2022 A classic .

    Love this arrangement , jazzy and bluesy and great for showcasing piano accompanist skills too .

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  • 5

    Sharon Ricks
    Idaho Falls, ID
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  • May 22, 2010 Nice but tricky in places

    Loved the harmony. The rhythm is a bit tricky in the midsection as each part is moving at different times. The Soprano I part goes to a high A. The ladies in the choir enjoyed the glissandos--they are legal in this piece. Would recommend it.

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  • 4

    Dublin, Ireland
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  • July 30, 2008 nice but tricky in parts!

    This is a slightly different arrangement of the classic Gershwin song, with a more jazzy feel. It has an interesting middle section which is not in the original version from Porgy and Bess. Some of the rhythms in this section are tricky at first. I would recommend it for slightly...

    more experienced choirs.

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