From Wind Repertory Project
George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Warren Barker)

The title is correctly written with an apostrophe: 'S Wonderful.

General Info

Year: 1927 / 1996
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Full Score
Solo Voice
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
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Funny Face is a Broadway show in which Jo, a shy bookshop clerk and amateur philosopher, is discovered by a famous fashion photographer. She finds herself at a major Paris fashion event, where romance blooms. One of the most famous of all the Gershwin's songs, ”S Wonderful, originated in this show.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

"'S Wonderful" is a popular song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics written by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927) by Adele Astaire and Allen Kearns.

The song is considered a standard and has been recorded by many artists, especially jazz artists. In 1928, Adele Astaire, who introduced the song on stage the previous year, recorded one of the earliest versions with Bernard Clifton. The most successful recordings in 1928 were however by Frank Crumit and by the Ipana Troubadors.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Virginia (Alexandria) Grand Military Band (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 23 September 2023
  • Heart of Texas Concert Band (San Antonio) (R. Mark Rogers, conductor; Elizabeth Failing, vocal) - 4 July 2021
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandra) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 17 January 2020
  • Whitehouse Wind Symphony (Somerville, N.J.) (James P. Sheeley, Jr., conductor) – 11 May 2019

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