Porgy and Bess Medley by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Arranged by Bill Potts. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4 with optional 10 brass). Bill Potts Series. Medley. Grade 3-4. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-926).
Bill Potts' arrangements for the recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" are legendary. This medley is one of those charts, and it includes 5 different themes from Gershwin's masterpiece. There is space for solos for alto and tenor saxophone, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano and drums. This is a lovely, peaceful setting of these themes, with very limited brass ranges (1 high C in the tpt. 1 part). This should be playable by most bands. This is a chart with great musical value and no endurance demands on anyone. 5-4-4-4 (opt. 10 brass parts).