Someone to Watch Over Me

From Wind Repertory Project
George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Warren Barker)

General Info

Year: 1926 / 1995
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
Solo Male or Female Vocal/Piano
C Piccolo (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone Solo-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:

  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Someone to Watch Over Me is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin from the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), where it was introduced by Gertrude Lawrence. Gershwin originally approached the song as an uptempo jazz tune, but his brother Ira suggested that it might work much better as a ballad, and George ultimately agreed. It has been performed by numerous artists since its debut and is a jazz standard as well as a key work in the Great American Songbook. It is also referenced in the play Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Peninsula Concert Band (Newport News, Va.) (Ronnie Tong, conductor) - 29 May 2023
  • Youngstown (Ohio) State University Wind Ensemble (Michael Scott Butler, conductor; Haley Tura, vocal)) - 15 September 2021
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) - 30 May 2021
  • Amador County (Pine Grove, Calif.) Concert Band (Steve Chambers, conductor; Amy Doyle, vocal) – 20 May 2018
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned C. Deihl, conductor) – 12 February 2017
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor; Inga Swearingen, soprano) – 27 September 2015
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen E, Layman, conductor; John Harding, trumpet) - 2 June 2015
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Anthony Yi, conductor) - 1 March 2015
  • Pamlico (Bayboro, N.C.) Community Band (Becky Ackiss, conductor; Kevin Davis, alto saxophone) - 25 March 2011

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