Porgy and Bess (Medley) (Featuring: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' / It Ain't Necessarily So / Summertime / Crab Man / Bess, You Is My Woman Now). Composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Arranged by James Barnes. Concert Band. Concert Band; Masterworks. Pop Symphonic Band. 20th Century; Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement; Standard. Grade 4. Conductor Score & Parts. 252 pages. Duration 8:19. Published by Belwin Music (AP.CB9802).
ISBN 0757932509. 20th Century; Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement; Standard.
The music from this timeless masterwork has fascinated generation after generation. Oddly enough, at its premiere the critics presented mixed reaction: some calling it the pioneering work of a new folk-opera genre, and others condemning it as merely a succession of hit songs. Fortunately, time has secured its place in history. James Barnes has skillfully crafted a wonderful scoring of "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Summertime," "Crab Man," and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now." Gershwin at his best! (8:19).