Singers.com

In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

Home | Doo Wop | Barbershop | World | Contemporary | Christian | Vocal Jazz | Choral | Christmas | Instructional | Arrangements

Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart

Born: 1895 Died: 1943

Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Falling in Love with Love," "My Funny Valentine," "I Could Write a Book", "This Can't Be Love", "With a Song in My Heart", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Isn't It Romantic?".

Hart was born in Harlem, the elder of two sons, to Jewish immigrant parents, Max M. and Frieda (Isenberg) Hart, of German background. His father, a business promoter, sent Hart and his brother to private schools

By 1918, Hart was working for the Shubert brothers, partners in theatre, translating German plays into English. In 1919, his and Rodgers' song "Any Old Place With You" was included in the Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. In 1920, six of their songs were used in the musical comedy Poor Little Ritz Girl, which also had music by Sigmund Romberg. They were hired to write the score for the 1925 Theatre Guild production The Garrick Gaieties, the success of which brought them acclaim.

Rodgers and Hart subsequently wrote the music and lyrics for 26 Broadway musicals during a more-than-20-year partnership that ended shortly before Hart's early death. Their "big four" were Babes in Arms, The Boys From Syracuse, Pal Joey, and On Your Toes. The Rodgers and Hart songs have been described as intimate and destined for long lives outside the theater. Many of their songs are standard repertoire for singers and jazz instrumentalists. Notable singers who have performed and recorded their songs have included Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, and Carly Simon. Hart has been called "the expressive bard of the urban generation which matured during the interwar years."

According to Thomas Hischak, Hart "had a remarkable talent for polysyllabic and internal rhymes",(6) and his lyrics have often been praised for their wit and technical sophistication.

According to Stephen Holden, a writer in The New York Times, "Many of Hart's ballad lyrics conveyed a heart-stopping sadness that reflected his conviction that he was physically too unattractive to be lovable." The New York Times writer also noted that "In his lyrics, as in his life, Hart stands as a compellingly lonely figure. Although he wrote dozens of songs that are playful, funny and filled with clever wordplay, it is the rueful vulnerability beneath their surface that lends them a singular poignancy.

Featured Items (See Related Items.)

Displaying 1-2 of 2 items.


Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Rodgers and Hart (for Female Vocalists) : Solo : Songbook & CD : Richard Rodgers Lorenz Hart : 888680043254 : 1941566103 : 00141144

Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Rodgers and Hart (for Female Vocalists)

Review: Eight hits from Rodgers & Hart are presented in this package which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra. Includes the songs: I Didn't Know What Time It Was My Funny Valentine Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me A Ship Without a Sail Dancing on the Ceiling It Never Entered My Mind There's a Small Hotel Where or When.

Songlist: I Didn't Know What Time It Was, My Funny Valentine, Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me, A Ship Without a Sail, Dancing on the Ceiling, It Never Entered My Mind, There's a Small Hotel, Where or When

More details
8366b | Songbook & CD $24.95 | Solo add item to cart


Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : 073999295603 : 0881883379 : 00307940

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology

Review: A massive collection of 73 songs, including a foreword by Dorothy Rodgers and indexes by show title and song title. Songs include: Bewitched - Blue Moon - Ev'rybody Loves You - Falling in Love With Love - Have You Met Miss Jones? - I Could Write a Book - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Isn't It Romantic? - The Lady Is a Tramp - Manhattan - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - My Funny Valentine - My Romance - Sentimental Me - There's a Small Hotel - Thou Swell - You Took Advantage of Me - and more. Selections range from their most popular productions to some never-before published material - a real collector's item! 288 pages.

Songlist: Soon, Manhattan, Any Old Place With You, At The Roxy Music Hall, Bye And Bye, Here In My Arms, Bewitched, Blue Moon, The Blue Room, Can't You Do A Friend A Favor?, 'Cause We Got Cake, College On Broadway, Come And Tell Me, Dancing On The Ceiling, Disgustingly Rich, Everybody Loves You, Ev'rything I've Got, Falling In Love With Love, Quiet Night, The Girl Friend, Give It Back To The Indians, Glad To Be Unhappy, Happy Hunting Horn, Have You Met Miss Jones?, He Was Too Good To Me, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Gotta Get Back To New York, I Like To Recognize The Tune, I Married An Angel, and more.

More details
20242b | Songbook $19.95 | Solo add item to cart

Related Items ( See Featured Items )

Displaying 1-50 of 118 items.

Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
Blue MoonDeke SharonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartDeke Sharon / Anne RaughCASA Songbook IISongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonDavid BlackwellRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartDavid Blackwell / Andrew Carter (Edited by)In the Mood - SATBSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartFlirtations, TheFlirtations, The 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartEssentialsOh What a Night 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartFabulous DelacardosFlat Top, Sock Hop, Doo Wop 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartHeebee-jeebeesHurry Up And Wait 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartDa Vinci's NotebookBendy's Law 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVelvet AngelsI'm In Love 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartSpecial DeliveryCertified Special Delivery 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartShowvinisticsHeart Of Saturday Night 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartAlley CatsStrike 3 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartUR2KamA Cappella 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartBrylcreamRockin' The Neighborhood 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartMighty EchoesDoo Wop Til You Drop 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartStreet Corner SerenadeAcappella 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart4 Ever YoungClassic A Cappella Doo Wop 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVoicePlayTime Machine 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart17th Avenue All-StarsDoo Wop Gold 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartBoomerzStreet Corner Harmony 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartCliftonairesHow Sentimental Can We Be 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartRenaissanceMeet Me On The Corner 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartAlley CatsNine LivesDVDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonKevein Stannard / Peter HuntRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartPeter HuntVoiceworks 2 - A Further Handbook for SingingSongbook & 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartElla FitzgeraldEssential EllaSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVarious ArtistsVocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 2DVDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartClose Harmony Popular ClassicsSmoke Gets in Your Eyes & 5 Other SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonThe MarcelsRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVocal MajorityBandstand 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartMC6Doo Wop A Cappella 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartCat's Pajamas Vocal BandMeow Mix 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartFrank SinatraOriginal Keys for SingersSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVarious ArrangersThe Great American Songbook - JazzSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVariousGrease Is Still the WordSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartRichard Rodgers and Lorenz HartRodgers and Hart - A Musical AnthologySongbookMORE DETAILS 
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartRichard Rodgers and Lorenz HartThe Best of Rodgers & Hart - 2nd EditionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
I Could Write a BookDarmon MeaderRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartDarmon MeaderVocal Jazz ClassicsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
I Could Write a BookKirby ShawRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartI Could Write a BookSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
I Could Write a BookLorenz Hart and Richard RodgersAndy Beck and Brian FisherOn Broadway SongbookSongbook & 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Could Write a Book (from "Pal Joey")Lorenz Hart and Richard RodgersVariousSingin' with the Big BandSongbook & 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
In Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Kirby ShawRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartIn Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
In Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Kirby ShawRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartIn Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Sheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
In Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Kirby ShawRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartIn Love with Rodgers and Hart (A Medley)Sheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Johnny One NoteLisa DeSpainRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartJohnny One NoteSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Johnny One NoteLisa DeSpainRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartJohnny One NoteSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Johnny One NoteLisa DeSpainRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartJohnny One NoteSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Johnny One NoteLisa DeSpainRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartJohnny One NoteSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
My Funny ValentineKirby ShawRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVarious ArrangersJazz StandardsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
My Funny ValentineVern SwainRichard Rodgers / Lorenz HartVarious ArrangersQueens Of SongSheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart / Pro VocalJazz Standards For Female SingersSongbook & CDMORE DETAILS 
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart / Various ArrangersJazz Tracks For Singers - Womens EditionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
My Funny ValentineRichard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart / Various ArrangersSingers Book Of Jazz Standards (Mens Edition)SongbookMORE DETAILS 
There are MORE PAGES! (click on a note below)
More pagespage 1 items 1-50page 2 items 51-100page 3 items 101-118
Page:123


Search Catalog



Narrow your search with the following choices:
Song Title
Group Name
Book/CD Title
Gender
Music Category
Format
Number of Voice Parts
New Release?
Christmas?
Clear and Start Over  

All Rights Reserved   All Content, page design, CGI Copyright © United Singers International