Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing
Love gets in the political way of a campaign for presidency; will it be true love or the oval office?

The celebrated authors of Strike Up The Band teamed with librettist Morrie Ryskind for another no-holds-barred assault on the American way of life in one of the longest running shows of the 1930's and the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize.

This all-American political satire focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for Mary Turner (a campaign secretary who bakes a mean corn muffin) instead of Diana Deveraux (the fairest flower of the South and winner of the pageant), trouble begins!

With politicians skewered right and left (including a Vice President who wanders the White House unrecognized by his own staff), Of Thee I Sing is an hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions that is as relevant as ever. (It even features its own impeachment proceedings!) The extensive hit-filled score, one of the George and Ira Gershwin's finest creations, makes the show as suitable for concert presentation as full production.

Concert Selections for Of Thee I Sing

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • LOVE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY
    From
    OF THEE I SING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    c
    Estimated duration
    23 min 26 sec
    Music by
    GERSHWIN, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    GERSHWIN, IRA
    Orchestrated by
    BENNETT, ROBERT RUSSELL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Reed 2(Oboe), 2 Reed 3(Alto Sax), 2 Reed 4(Alto Sax), 2 Reed 5(Tenor Sax), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 7 Violin A, 6 Violin B, 5 Violin C, 4 Viola A, 3 Viola B, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drums(Drum Set, Traps, Ratchet, Bells, Triangle, Xylo, Wood Block), 1 Piano, 1 Full Score, 25 Chorus books
  • OF THEE I SING
    From
    OF THEE I SING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Db
    Estimated duration
    4 min 5 sec
    Music by
    GERSHWIN,. GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    GERSHWIN, IRA
    Orchestrated by
    BENNETT, ROBERT RUSSELL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Reed 2(Oboe), 2 Reed 3(Alto sax), 1 Reed 4(Alto sax), 1 Reed 5(Tenor sax), 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3,1 Trombone, 7 Violin A, 6 Violin B, 5 Violin C, 4 Viola A, 3 Viola B, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum, 1 Piano, 1 Conductor score, 25 Chorus books
  • OVERTURE ("OF THEE I SING")
    From
    OF THEE I SING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    7 min 9 sec
    Music by
    GEORGE GERSHWIN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 2(Oboe), 1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 1 Horn, 1 Tenor, 1 Alto 1, 1 Alto 2, 5 Violin C, 6 Violin B, 6 Violin A, 3 Viola 2, 4 Viola 1, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum, 1 Piano, 1 Full score
  • WHO CARES?
    From
    OF THEE I SING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    7 min 30 sec
    Music by
    GERSHWIN, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    GERSHWIN, IRA
    Orchestrated by
    BENNETT, ROBERT RUSSELL
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Reed 2(Oboe), 2 Reed 3(Bb Clarinet, Alto sax), 2 Reed 4(Bb Clarinet, Alto sax), 2 Reed 5(Bb Clarinet ,Tenor sax), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone , 7 Violin A, 6 Violin B, 5 Violin C, 4 Viola A, 3 Viola B, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Drum(Snare drum, Bass drum, Cymbal), 1 Piano, 1 Full score, 25 Chorus books
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