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Porgy and Bess : [opera in 3 acts]

Author: George GershwinWillard WhiteLeona MitchellMcHenry BoatwrightFrançois ClemmonsAll authors
Publisher: New York : London, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Music LP : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Operas
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; Willard White; Leona Mitchell; McHenry Boatwright; François Clemmons; Barbara Hendricks; Florence Quivar; Barbara Conrad; Arthur Thompson; Lorin Maazel; Cleveland Orchestra.; Cleveland Orchestra. Chorus.
OCLC Number: 3324831
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Opera.
Founded on the play Porgy by DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
Duration: about 3 hrs.
Program notes, in part by Lehmen Engel, and libretto (32 p., ill.) laid in.
Performer(s): Willard White, bass ; Leona Mitchell, soprano ; McHenry Boatwright, bass-baritone; François Clemmons, tenor; Barbara Hendricks, soprano ; Florence Quivar, Barbara Conrad, mezzo-sopranos ; Arthur Thompson, baritone ; supporting soloists ; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus ; Cleveland Orchestra ; Lorin Maazel, conductor.
Event notes: "The world premiere complete recording!"
Description: 3 sound discs : analog 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
Contents: Jazzbo Brown blues --
Summertime --
A woman is a sometime thing --
Here comes de honey man --
They pass by singin' --
s. 2. Oh little stars --
Gone, gone, gone --
Overflow --
My man's gone now --
Leavin' for the promised lan' --
s. 3. It take a long pull to get there --
I got plenty o' nuttin' --
Buzzard song --
Bess, you is my woman --
Oh, I can't sit down --
s. 4. Ain't got no shame --
It ain't necessarily so --
What you want wid Bess --
Oh doctor Jesus --
Strawberry woman --
Crab man --
I loves you Porgy --
s. 5. Oh, Hev'nly Father --
Oh, de Lawd shake the heavens --
Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do' --
A red headed woman --
Clara, Clara --
Death of Crown --
s. 6. There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York --
Good Mornin' Sistuh --
Oh, Bess oh, where's my Bess --
Oh Lawd, I'm on my way.
Other Titles: Jazzbo Brown blues.
Summertime.
Woman is a sometime thing.
Here comes de honey man.
They pass by singin'.
Oh little stars.
Gone, gone, gone.
Overflow.
My man's gone now.
Leavin' for the promised lan'.
It take a long pull to get there.
I got plenty o' nuttin'.
Buzzard song.
Bess, you is my woman.
Oh, I can't sit down.
Ain't got no shame.
It ain't necessarily so.
What you want wid Bess.
Oh doctor Jesus.
Strawberry woman.
Crab man.
I loves you Porgy.
Oh, Hev'nly Father.
Oh Lawd, I'm on my way.
Oh, de Lawd shake the heavens.
Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do.
A red headed woman.
Clara, Clara.
Death of Crown.
There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York.
Good mornin' sistuh.
Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess.
Porgy and Bess
Responsibility: Gershwin ; [libretto by DuBose Heyward ; lyrics by] DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin.

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