A Cole Porter Bibliography

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Scores and Selections

This listing only includes publications that were commerically available.  Any materials licensed for performance only are not included.


Aladdin 1959 UK Production Piano Selections]

Aladdin [UK Stage Production]

Piano-vocal selection

  • London: Chappell & Co., 1959
    Contents: "Aladdin", "Cherry Pies Ought To Be You", "Trust Your Destiny To A Star", "I Adore You", "There Must Be Some One For Me", "Come To The Supermarket", "I Am Loved"
Anything Goes 1987 Revival Vocal Selections]

Anything Goes

Piano-vocal score (complete)

  • London: Chappell; New York: Harms, 1936; 108 p.

Piano-vocal selection

  • Secaucus NJ: Warner Bros. Publications (SF0065), 1983. 47 p.
    Contents: "Anything Goes", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Blow, Gabriel, Blow", "You're the Top", "Gypsy in me", "There'll Always Be a Lady Fair", "Buddie Beware", "Waltz Down the Aisle", "All Through the Night"
  • Secaucus NJ: Warner Bros. Publications (VF1450), 1988. 63 p.; Includes biographical sketch of Porter
    Contents: "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", "Buddie Beware", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-lovely ", "Be Like the Bluebird", "All Through the Night", "Friendship", "Blow, Gabriel, Blow", "Easy to Love", "Public Enemy #1", "The Gypsy in Me", "Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye"
Can-Can [film vocal selection]

Can-Can

Piano-vocal score (complete)

  • London: Chappell; New York: Buxton Hill Music Corp., 1954; 123 p.
  • London: Chappell; Winona MN: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (HL 00312066), 1985; 123 p.

Piano-vocal selection

  • New York: Chappell / Hal Leonard [c1953]; 36 p.
  • New York: Chappell, 1960 [film version]

Gay Divorce

Piano-vocal selection

  • Secaucus NJ: Warner Bros. Publications (VF1528), c1988; 32 p.
    Contents: "Night and Day", "How's Your Romance?", "I've Got You on My Mind", "You're in Love", "After You"

High Society

Piano selection

  • London / New York: Chappell, c1957; condensed score: selection of melodies from the film arranged as one continuous medley for piano solo; 11 p.
    Contents: "Little One", "True Love", "You're Sensational", "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "Mind If I Make Love To You", "I Love You, Samantha"

Piano-vocal selection

  • Milwaukee WI: H. Leonard Pub. Corp. (HL00490585), c1991. 31 p.
    Contents: "I Love You, Samantha", "Little One", "Now You Has Jazz", "Mind If I Make Love to You", "True Love". "Well, Did You Evah?", "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "You're Sensational"
  • Miami FL: Warner Bros. (0404B), 1998; 60 p.
    Contents: "High Society", "I Love Paris", "I Love You, Samantha", "It's All Right With Me", "Just One of Those Things", "Let's Misbehave", "Little One", "Ridin' High", "True Love", "Well, Did You Evah?", "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "You're Sensational"

High Society [Stage Production]

Piano-vocal selection

  • Miami FL: Warner Bros. Publications, 1998. 60 p.; edited by Sy Feldman
    Contents: "True Love". "I Love You, Samantha", "Little One", "Well, Did You Evah?", "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "You're Sensational", "Ridin' High", "Lets Misbehave", "Just One of Those Things", "It's All Right With Me", "I Love Paris", "High Society",
Kiss Me, Kate [complete vocal score]

Kiss Me, Kate

Piano-vocal score (complete)

  • New York: T. B. Harms, 1951; 140 p. Note "By arrangement with Buxton Hill Music Corporation."
  • New York: Chappell Music Co.; Winona, MN: distributed by Hal Leonard Pub. Corp., 1967; 212 p. [ISBN: 0881880299 (pbk.)]; piano reduction by Robert H. Noeltner
     






Piano-vocal selection

  • New York: T. B. Harms, [c1948-1949]; 39 p.
    Contents: "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Why Can't You Behave", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Another Op'nin, Another Show", "So in Love", "Wunderbar"

  • Kiss Me Kate [UK Piano Selections]

  • London: Chappell & Co. [1953?]
    Contents: "Another Op'nin' Another Show", "Always True To You In My Fashion", "Wunderbar", "So In Love", "Too Darn Hot", "Why Can't You Behave"
















  • Kiss Me Kate [easy piano arrangements]

  • New York: T.B. Harms Co., c1956. 17 p. Arr. for piano; includes lyrics. easy-to-play arrangements by William Stickles
    Contents: "Another Op'nin' Another Show", "Wunderbar", "So in Love", "Why Can't You Behave", "Always True to You in My Fashion"

     
  • New York: Chappell Music Co. ; Winona MN: Distributed by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (HL00312230), [198-?]; 39 p. [ISBN: 0881880906 (pbk.)] Acc. arr. for piano; includes guitar chord diagrams
    Contents: "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Always True to You in My Fashion", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "Another Op'nin', Another Show", "So in Love", "Wunderbar"
  • Kiss Me Kate [1999 Revival Vocal Selections]

  • Winona MN: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (HL00312230), [1999]; 80 p. Arrangements for piano and voice with guitar chords
    Contents: "Always True to You in My Fashion", "Another Op'nin', Another Show", "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "From This Moment On", "I Hate Men", "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua", "So in Love", "Tom, Dick, or Harry", "Too Darn Hot", "Were Thine That Special Face", "Where is the Life That Late I Led?", "Why Can't You Behave?", "Wunderbar", "We Open in Venice"
Nymph Errant 1991 Vocal Selections]

Nymph Errant

Piano-vocal selection

  • Secaucus NJ: Warner Bros. Publications VF1712, c1991; 32 p.
    Contents: "Nymph Errant", "Experiment", "Solomon", "How Could We Be Wrong?", "The Physician (But He Never Said He Loved Me", "It's Bad for Me", "You're Too Far Away", "When Love Comes Your Way"

Red, Hot and Blue

Piano-vocal selection

  • New York: Random House, Nov 1936. 53 p. "Of this limited edition of Cole Porter's score of Red, Hot and Blue three hundred copies have been printed, of which two hundred and fifty are for sale."
  • New York: Chappell; Charles Hansen, distributor, [c1936] 40 p.

La Revue des Ambassadeurs

  • Paris: Editions Francis Salabert, Aug 1928; 27 p.
    Contents: "Almiro", "Alpine Rose", "Baby, Let's Dance", "Blue Hours", "Fish", "Fountain of Youth", "Hans", "In a Moorish Garden", "The Lost Liberty Blues", "Military Maids", "An Old-Fashioned Boy", "An Old-Fashioned Girl", "Pilot Me", "You and Me"

Silk Stockings

Piano-vocal selection

  • New York: Buxton Hill Music Corp. / Chappell & Co., [1957?] 31 p.
    Contents: "Silk Stockings", "Ritz Roll and Rock", "Paris Loves Lovers", "All of You", "Fated to be Mated", "Without Love", "Siberia"

Wake Up and Dream

Piano selection; arranged as one continuous medley for solo piano; no lyrics

  • London: Chappell & Co. Inc. [19??]
    Contents: "The Banjo That Man Joe Plays", "Looking At You", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "A Girl In A Shawl", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Wake Up And ", "I Loved Him But he Didn't Love Me", "Let's Do It Let's Fall In Love"

Within the Quota

A ballet by Cole Porter
Adapted by William Bolcom
Arranged for concert band by Philip J. Lang

  • Melville NY: E. B. Marks Music Corp., 1977; 47 p.
  • Boca Raton FL: Edwin F. Kalmus 15907-FS 45, 1991; 47 p.

Note: Ballet reconstructed by Bolcom from a fragmentary ms. of Porter's scoring for 3 and 4 pianos

Librettos of the Shows

This listing only includes publications that were commercially available.  Any materials licensed for performance only are not included (i.e. plays published by Samuel French or Tams-Witmark.)


Kiss Me, Kate

Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter

  • London: E. Littler, 1952; 80 p.
  • New York: A. A. Knopf, 1953; 147 p. illus
  • Saint Charles IL: Theatre Arts, v. 39, no. 1, January, 1955; p. 33-57
  • Radnor PA: Chilton Book Co., 1973; p. 213-277; Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre (edited by Stanley Richards)

Leave It To Me!

Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack, based on their play Clear All Wires; Lyrics by Cole Porter

  • Radnor PA: Chilton Book Co., 1976; 53 p.; Great Musicals of the American Theatre, Volume Two (edited by Stanley Richards)

Red, Hot, and Blue (a musical comedy of the 1930's)

Based on the original script by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; adapted and revised for modern use by Pamela P. and Ronald T. Meadows.

  • P.P. and R.T. Meadows, 1978

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Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins