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George Gershwin in 1937
George Gershwin in 1937

This is a list of compositions by George Gershwin, a Broadway songwriter and a classical composer. His works are grouped thematically in this list, and in chronological order according to the dates of compositions in the same group.

Classical works

Note: All orchestral/operatic pieces are orchestrated by Gershwin unless otherwise specified.


* orchestrated for pit orchestra
** augmented instrumentation for symphony orchestra by Don Rose: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, alto saxophone, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, piano, strings
*** full orchestration with celesta [1] [2]

Solo Works for Piano

Musical theater credits

Note: All works are musicals produced on Broadway unless specified otherwise.

Works featuring original Gershwin songs for shows by other composers

Works interpolating Gershwin songs posthumously

Miscellaneous songs

Musical films

Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin


  1. ^ "Something New From Gershwin Makes Surprise Premiere at RPO - News - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra". 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)