From opera “Porgy and Bess”

Level : 1 – novice

practice instructions PDF
music sheet PDF
“soloist plus orchestra” demo MP3
“minus soloist” play-along mp3
Synthesia video tutorial

Length: 1min 56sec

Format: downloadable

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There are many melodies which were initially composed for voice, but they are perfectly fitting to be played on a musical instrument – which can rarely be said vice versa. Case in point – “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s modern opera “Porgy and Bess” – one of the brilliant mixes of jazz and song styles. This song is recognized as one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music, with more than 33,000 covers by various instrumental ensembles.

HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!