List of compositions by George Gershwin

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George Gershwin in 1937

This is a list of compositions by George Gershwin, a Broadway songwriter and a classical composer. His works are grouped thematically in this list, and in chronological order according to the dates of compositions in the same group.

Classical works[edit]

Note: All orchestral/operatic pieces are orchestrated by Gershwin unless otherwise specified.

Overtures[edit]

  • 1922 - Blue Monday*
  • 1924 - Lady, Be Good!*
  • 1925 - Tip-Toes*
  • 1926 - Oh, Kay!**
  • 1927/ rev. 1930 - Strike Up The Band***
  • 1927 - Funny Face**
  • 1928 - Primrose*
  • 1930 - Girl Crazy**
  • 1931 - Of Thee I Sing**
  • 1933 - Pardon My English**
  • 1933 - Let 'Em Eat Cake**


* orchestrated for pit orchestra
** augmented instrumentation for symphony orchestra by Don Rose: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, alto saxophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, piano, strings
*** full orchestration with celesta [1] [2]

Solo Works for Piano[edit]

Musical theater credits[edit]

Note: All works are musicals produced on Broadway unless specified otherwise.

Works featuring original Gershwin songs for shows by other composers[edit]

Works interpolating Gershwin songs posthumously[edit]

Miscellaneous songs[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Something New From Gershwin Makes Surprise Premiere at RPO - News - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra". Rpo.org. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.