Play the Songs

The kingdom and royal family of JUBILEE are fictional, but the show was inspired by the great festivities for the 1935 silver jubilee of King George V of Great Britain. Cole Porter’s great music includes “Begin the Beguine” and “Just One of Those Things.

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  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Upcoming
  • Book by Moss Hart
    Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

  • Full Orchestration

    1 Violin A (2 volumes)
    1 Violin B (2 volumes)
    1 Violin C
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

    1 Reed I: Piccolo & Flute
    1 reed II: Oboe & Cor Anglais
    1 Reed III: B-flat Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: B-flat Clarinet, Flute & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed V: B-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone

    1 Trumpet I
    2 Trumpet II & III
    1 Trombone (Tenor with Bass attachment)

    2 Percussion I & II (2 volumes each):
    Trap Set Drums, Triangle, Wood Block, Cowbell, Tambourine, Bell Tree, Bells (Glockenspiel),
    Marimba, Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Timpani (2 or 3), Tam-Tam, Temple Blocks & Castanets.

    1 Guitar & Banjo
    1 Harp (2 volumes)
    1 Piano & Celeste (2 volumes)

    Piano-Conductor’s Score (3 volumes) sent with rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Three Volume Set)
    1       Prompt Book (Krasker Version)
    11     Prompt Books for Principals’ Dialogue
    25     Prompt Books for Smaller Doubling Roles
    25     Chorus-Vocal Books for Chorus
    9       Chorus-Vocal Books for Principal Characters

  • JUBILEE opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, October 12, 1935 and played for 169 performances starring Melville Cooper and Mary Boland as the King and Queen and featuring Montgomery Clift as Prince Peter.

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