George Gershwin

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Widely regarded as one of the finest composers of both popular and classical music in the 20th century, George Gershwin wrote for Broadway musicals and the concert hall, creating many American standards in the process.
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Compositions

Year Title
1927 'S Wonderful, song (from Funny Face, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1951 An American in Paris, film score (Gershwin works arr. by Saul Chaplin, et al.) Film Score
1928 An American in Paris, original score for 2 pianos (unpublished) Keyboard Arrangement
1928 An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra Orchestral Tone Poem
1946 Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?, song (from The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, completed by Kay Swift) Film Score
1929 Ask Me Again, song Show/Musical Musical Theater
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
1930 Bidin' My Time, song (from Girl Crazy, musical) Show/Musical
1931 Blah, Blah, Blah, song (from Delicious, film) Film Score
1922 Blue Monday (Opera à la Afro-American), opera (orig. incl. in George White's Scandals of 1922) Opera Opera
1933 Blue, Blue, Blue, song (from Let 'Em Eat Cake, musical) Vocal Music
Boy Wanted
1930 But Not for Me, song (from Girl Crazy, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1936 By Strauss, song (used in Vernon Duke, The Show Is On, revue) Show/Musical Popular Song
1935 Catfish Row, symphonic suite (from Porgy and Bess, opera) Orchestral Suite
1926 Clap Yo' Hands, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1919 Come to the Moon, song (from Capitol Revue) Show/Musical
1925 Concerto in F, for piano & orchestra Concerto Concerto
1992 Crazy for You, musical (adaptation of Girl Crazy by Ken Ludwig) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1932 Cuban Overture Orchestral Overture: Concert
1937 A Damsel in Distress, film score Film Score
A Damsel in Distress, suite from the film score for orchestra (arr. by John McGlinn) Orchestral Suite from larger work
1921 A Dangerous Maid, musical Show/Musical
1938 Dawn of a New Day, song (completed by Kay Swift) Vocal Music
Dayful of Song, suite for piano & orchestra (arr. by S. Ramin) Concerto Suite
1931 Delicious, film score Film Score
1931 Delishious, song (from Delicious, film) Film Score
1921 Dixie Rose, song Vocal Music
1922 Do It Again!, song (interpolated into The French Doll) Show/Musical
1926 Do, Do, Do, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1921 Drifting Along with the Tide, song (from George White's Scandals of 1921) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1929 East Is West, musical play (unfinished) Show/Musical
1930 Embraceable You, song (from Girl Crazy, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1924 Fascinatin' Rhythm, song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
Feeling I'm Falling, song (from Treasure Girl) Show/Musical
1926 Fidgety Feet, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Show/Musical
Film music Film Score
1937 A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film) Film Score Popular Song
1933 For Lily Pons, for piano (Gershwin Melody No. 79, realized by Michael Tilson Thomas) Keyboard
1946 For You, for Me, for Evermore, vocal duet (completed by Kay Swift, from The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, film) Film Score
1927 Funny Face, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1927 Funny Face, song (from Funny Face, musical) Show/Musical
1920 George White's Scandals of 1920, revue Show/Musical
1921 George White's Scandals of 1921, revue Show/Musical
1922 George White's Scandals of 1922, revue Show/Musical Musical Theater
1923 George White's Scandals of 1923, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1924 George White's Scandals of 1924, revue Show/Musical
1932 Gershwin Song-Book, song transcriptions (18) for piano Keyboard Arrangement
1930 Girl Crazy, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1937 The Goldwyn Follies, film score Film Score
1924 The Half of It, Dearie, blues song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1924 Hang On to Me, song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1927 He Loves and She Loves, song (from Funny Face, 1927) Show/Musical
1937 Hi Ho!, song (composed for Shall We Dance, but not used) Vocal Music
1927 High Hat, song (from Funny Face, musical) Show/Musical
1928 How Long Has This Been Going On?, song (from Rosalie, musical) Show/Musical
I Got Rhythm
1930 I Got Rhythm, song (from Girl Crazy, 1930) Show/Musical Popular Song
1937 I Love to Rhyme, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film) Film Score
1937 I Was Doing All Right, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film) Film Score Musical Theater
1919 I Was So Young, You Were So Beautiful, song (for Good Morning, Judge, musical by various composers) Show/Musical
1923 I Won't Say I Will, But I Won't Say I Won't, song (from Little Miss Bluebeard, musical by various composers) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1926 I'd Rather Charleston, song (composed for London production of Lady, Be Good) Show/Musical Song
1922 I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, song (from George White's Scandals of 1922) Show/Musical Song
1928 I've Got a Crush on You, song (from Treasure Girl and Strike up the Band, musicals) Show/Musical Song
1937 I've Got Beginner's Luck, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Song
1929 Impromptu in Two Keys, for piano Keyboard Impromptu
1929 In the Mandarin's Orchid Garden, song Show/Musical Musical Theater
Innocent Ingenue Baby, song (from The Rainbow) Show/Musical
1933 Isn't It a Pity?, song (from Pardon My English, musical) Show/Musical Song
Jasbo Brown Blues
Jazzbo Brown Blues, for piano (from Porgy and Bess) Keyboard Blues
1931 Jilted, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) Show/Musical
1937 Just Another Rhumba, song (composed for film The Goldwyn Follies, but not used) Vocal Music
1925 Kickin' the Clouds Away, song (from Tell Me More, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1919 La-la-Lucille, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1924 Lady, Be Good!, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1930 Land of the Gay Caballero, song (from Girl Crazy, musical) Show/Musical
1933 Let 'Em Eat Cake, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1937 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Popular Song
1919 Limehouse Nights, song (from revue The Morris Gest Midnight Whirl) Show/Musical Song
1924 Little Jazz Bird, song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1929 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away), song (from Show Girl, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1937 Lonely Boy, song (cut from Porgy and Bess, opera) Vocal Music
1925 Looking for a Boy, song (from Tip-Toes, musical) Show/Musical Song
1926 The Lost Barbershop Chord, song (after Arthur Sullivan; from Americana, revue) Show/Musical
1937 Love Is Here to Stay, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film) Film Score Popular Song
1931 Love Is Sweeping the Country, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) Show/Musical Song
1937 Love Walked In, song (from the The Goldwyn Follies, film) Film Score Popular Song
1919 Lullaby, for piano Keyboard Lullaby
1919 Lullaby, for string quartet Chamber Music Lullaby
1931 Machinery Going Mad, for piano Keyboard Piece
1924 The Man I Love, song (from Strike Up the Band, 1st version; orig. composed for Lady, Be Good!) Show/Musical Popular Song
1926 Maybe, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Show/Musical
1928 Merry Andrew, dance for piano Keyboard Dance
1921 Mexican Dance, for orchestra Orchestral Dance
1933 Mine, song (from Let 'em Eat Cake, musical) Show/Musical
1922 Mischa, Jascha, Toscha, Sascha, song Vocal Music
1933 My Cousin in Milwaukee, song (from Pardon My English, musical) Show/Musical Song
My One and Only, pastiche musical play Show/Musical Musical Comedy
1927 My One and Only, song (from Funny Face, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1923 Nashville Nightingale, song (from Nifties of 1923, musical by various composers) Show/Musical
1937 Nice Work If You Can Get It, song (from A Damsel in Distress, film) Film Score Popular Song
Nice Work, If You Can Get It, musical play (arr. from Gershwin songs by Joe DiPietro) Show/Musical Musical Comedy
1919 Nobody but You, song (from La, La, Lucille, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1919 Novelette in Fourths, rag for piano Keyboard Rag
1919 O, Land of Mine, America, song Vocal Music
1931 Of Thee I Sing, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1931 Of Thee I Sing, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1928 Oh Gee! Oh Joy!, song (from Rosalie, musical) Show/Musical
1926 Oh, Kay!, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1924 Oh, Lady Be Good, song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
Oh, So Nice, song (from Treasure Girl) Show/Musical
1937 Our Love Is Here to Stay, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film) Film Score Popular Song
1922 Our Nell, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1933 Pardon My English, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1919 Poppyland, song (from revue The Morris Gest Midnight Whirl) Show/Musical
Porgy And Bess
1935 Porgy and Bess, opera Opera Opera
1935 Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett) Orchestral
1925 Prelude in G minor, for piano (fragment) Keyboard Prelude
1926 Preludes (3) for piano Keyboard Prelude
1924 Primrose, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1918 The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag), song (from Ladies First, musical by various authors) Show/Musical Song
1925 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano Keyboard Rhapsody
1924 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & jazz band Concerto Rhapsody
1924 Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) Concerto Rhapsody
1924 Rhapsody in Blue, unpublished version for 2 pianos Keyboard Rhapsody
1916 Rialto Ripples, rag for piano Keyboard Rag
1927 Romantic, for piano (Melody No. 55) Keyboard Romance
1928 Rosalie, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1923 Rubato, prelude for piano (Novelette Prelude) Keyboard Prelude
1931 Second Rhapsody, for piano & orchestra ("Rhapsody in Rivets") Concerto Rhapsody
1937 Shall We Dance?, film score Film Score Film Score
1937 Shall We Dance?, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Song
1946 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, film score (completed by Kay Swift from Gershwin's notebooks) Film Score
1925 Short Story, for violin & piano Chamber Music Character Piece
1929 Show Girl, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1937 Slap That Bass, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Song
1925 Sleepless Night, prelude for piano (Melody No. 17, reconstructed by Alicia Zizzo) Keyboard Prelude
1920 Snow Flakes, song (from Broadway Brevities of 1920, musical by various composers) Show/Musical
1924 So Am I, song (from Lady, Be Good!, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1924 Somebody Loves Me, song (from George White's Scandals of 1924, revue) Show/Musical Popular Song
1926 Someone to Watch Over Me, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
1925 Song of the Flame, song (for Song of the Flame, operetta by various composers) Show/Musical
Song(s) Overview Vocal Music
1927 Soon, song (from Strike Up the Band, musical) Show/Musical Song
1937 Stiff Upper Lip (sequence from A Damsel in Distress, film) Film Score
1927 Strike Up the Band, song (from Strike Up The Band; both versions) Show/Musical Popular Song
1927 Strike Up the Band, musical (first version) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1930 Strike Up the Band, musical (second version) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1935 Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera) Vocal Music Popular Song
1933 Sutton Place, for piano (Melody No. 59) Keyboard Piece
1919 Swanee, song (for Capital Revue, by various composers) Vocal Music Popular Song
1925 Sweet and Low-Down, song (from Tip-Toes, musical) Show/Musical Show Tune
1924 Sweet Little Devil, musical Show/Musical
1919 Tee-Oodle-Um-Bum-Bo, song (from La, La, Lucille, musical) Show/Musical Transcription
1925 Tell Me More, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1925 That Certain Feeling, song (from Tip-Toes, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
Then do we dance?, for piano Keyboard
1937 They All Laughed, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Musical Theater
1936 They Can't Take That Away from Me, song (from Shall We Dance?, film) Film Score Popular Song
1937 Things Are Looking Up, song (from film A Damsel in Distress) Film Score Song
1926 Three Note Waltz, for piano (Melody No. 36) Keyboard Waltz
1925 Three-Quarter Blues, for piano ("Irish Waltz", Melody No. 32) Keyboard Waltz
1933 Till Then, song Vocal Music
1925 Tip-Toes, musical Show/Musical Musical Theater
1922 Tra-La-La, song (used in Daly & Lannin's musical For Goodness' Sake) Show/Musical
1932 Two Waltzes in C, for piano Keyboard Waltz
1934 Variations on "I Got Rhythm," for piano & orchestra (or 2 Pianos) Concerto Variations
Violin Piece, for violin (Gershwin Melody No. 40, solo melody titled by I. Gershwin) Chamber Music
1920 Waiting for the Sun to Come Out, song (from The Sweetheart Shop, musical by various composers) Show/Musical
1937 Walking the Dog, promenade for piano or orchestra (arrangement from film "Shall We Dance") Keyboard Character Piece
What Causes That?, song (rediscovered 1982, incorporated into Crazy for You) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1925 When Do We Dance?, song (from Tip-Toes, musical) Vocal Music Song
1916 When You Want 'em, You Can't Get 'em, When You've Got 'em, You Don't Want 'em, song Vocal Music
Who Cares?, ballet (arr. by Balanchine & H. Kay from Gershwin Songbook) Ballet
1931 Who Cares?, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) Show/Musical Song
1931 Wintergreen for President, song (from Of Thee I Sing, musical) Show/Musical Popular Song
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Work(s) (Medleys) Miscellaneous (Classical) Medley
Work(s) Overview Miscellaneous (Classical)
1927 The World Is Mine, song (from Funny Face) Show/Musical Musical Theater
1927 Yankee Doodle Rhythm, song (from Strike Up the Band) Show/Musical
1925 You Are You (cut from "Song of the Flame") Vocal Music