Embraceable You

From Wind Repertory Project
George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Warren Barker)

General Info

Year: 1930 / 1999
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
Vocal/Piano Score
Solo E-flat Instrument (optional)
Solo B-flat Instrument (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A precious few melodies written each year become standards, tunes that become so much a fabric of our lives that they live on generation after generation. Here is one of the classics from the brothers Gershwin, George and Ira. This marvelous melody from the Broadway Musical Girl Crazy will be recognized and enjoyed by your entire audience.

- Program Note from publisher

Embraceable You is a popular song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The song was originally written in 1928 for an unpublished operetta named East Is West. It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy, where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire. Billie Holiday's 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Symphonic Winds (Colin McKenzie, conductor) - 26 September 2023
  • Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (Des Moines) (Christian Carichner, conductor) - 7 May 2023
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) - 24 July 2022
  • Heart of Texas Concert Band (San Antonio) (R. Mark Rogers, conductor; Elizabeth Failing, vocal) - 4 July 2021
  • Canton (Ohio) Concert Band (Otis French, conductor; Jon Peterson, vocal) – 29 May 2019
  • Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (Manitowoc, Wisc.) (Marc Sackman, conductor) – 20 October 2018
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Brian Ewing, conductor; Kailey Dodd, vocal) – 22 April 2018
  • Western Reserve Community Band (Hudson, Ohio) (Ralph Meyer, conductor; MJ Lehman, vocal) – 22 April 2017
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 14 February 2017
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor; Inga Swearingen, soprano) – 27 September 2015
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Anthony Yi, conductor) - 1 March 2015
  • University City (Mo.) Summer Band (Tom Poshak, conductor) - Summer 2012

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