Gershwin Tribute to Love, A

From Wind Repertory Project
George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Heisinger)

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music

Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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 I-II-III, including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Solo Voice (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Gershwin Tribute to Love is a medley of four Gershwin favorites: 'S Wonderful, Love is Here to Stay, They Can't Take That Away from Me, and Embraceable You. Arranged by award-winning composer Brent Heisinger, the work incorporates a combination of fast and slow, swing and "straight" styles, with richly varied orchestration.

Commissioned by Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, Calif.). Dedicated to Jan DeShera and Ernie Thompson.

-Program Note by score

This arrangement is a medley of four Broadway and film favorites by George Gershwin (1898- 1937) that includes 'S Wonderful, Love is Here to Stay, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, and Embraceable You. Brimming with instrumental color and energy, the arrangement is characterized by the richly varied scoring of these memorable melodies. The otherwise standard instrumentation is scored for optional solo voice. The essential percussion instrumentation can be covered by only four players including timpani and drum set. This arrangement is at the more challenging end of the grade level, and a successful performance will require an authentic interpretation of both the swing and straight eighth note styles. This well-crafted arrangement should be considered a must-do for accomplished adult bands everywhere.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • The Instrumentalist. Vol. 69, No. 2 (September 2014), p. 38-39.