Gershwin - Porgy and Bess Fantasy (score and parts) - hire
Arranged for chamber orchestra
Hire material can be held for a maximum of 3 months, and must be returned complete with all parts and scores. If you would like to hold material for longer, permission must be sought by email.George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess has inspired countless adaptations, arrangements and re-interpretations since its premiere. This Fantasy is a symphonic work incorporating many of the songs and orchestral scenes in a continuous one-movement structure. It follows the course of the story in order and attempts to condense the action into a seamless dramatic framework, using only Gershwin’s music. The arrangement for small orchestra brings the music closer to a Broadway pit band, edgier and punchier, as opposed to the gleaming glossy sound of a large symphony orchestra.
Instrumentation: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet in A/Bb, Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Percussion: Timpani (2), Drum Kit (Crash Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Tom Tom, High Hat, Bass Drum, Snare Drum), Wood Block, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, 1 Tubular Bell in D, 2 "African drums" (djembe), Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass. Strings must be at least a medium-sized section (eg. 4,3,3,2,1)
Copyright: Faber Music & Gershwin Enterprises
Includes full score and complete set of parts