Someone to Watch Over Me

George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Women's four part

Tenor: F4 - E flat 5
Lead: B flat 3 - C5
Bari: B flat 3 - B flat 4
Bass: E flat 3 - E4

This classic ballad by the Gerswhin brothers has a flexible, soaring melody that drapes the emotional narrative over expansive ranges of musical time. At the same time, it scintillates with beautifully-crafted internal rhyme schemes, pointed up by mouth-watering details of alliteration. So, whether you feel the song leads with its melody or its lyrics, it is always going to be one you can sing with relish.

Here is Fascinating Rhythm giving its contest premiere in 2016 (starts at 4:02):