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Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson

Born: 1902 Died: 1984

Meredith Willson - musician, playwright and composer - was best known for the book, words, and music for The Music Man (1962). He wrote two other musical plays, including The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). Many of his songs are standards, including "You and I", "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You", "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas", "Seventy-six Trombones", and "Till There Was You", which was a surprising song choice for a hit record by The Beatles. Willson left Mason City, the setting for "The Music Man", in 1919 to attend Damrosch Institute (now Juilliard) in New York. He played flute and piccolo in John Philip Sousa's band from 1921 to 1923 and then joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 1924 to 1929. In 1930 he got a job in radio in California. Radio was his primary source of income over the following twenty-five years. He also composed several orchestral works during the '30s and '40s, including symphonies for The Great Dictator (1940) and The Little Foxes (1941). In 1951 the stage producers Martin and Feuer proposed that Willson write a musical comedy about his Iowa boyhood. With his common touch, they said, it was sure to be a hit. After seven years, he finally got what turned out to be his masterpiece onto the stage. "The Music Man", which Willson said was "an Iowan's attempt to pay tribute to his home state", premiered on Broadway in 1957. Robert Preston recreated his most famous role and Willson's most famous character, that of Professor Harold Hill, in the film production of The Music Man (1962).

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Meredith Willson : The Unsinkable Molly Brown : Solo : 01 Songbook : Meredith Willson : 073999577907 : 0881882070 : 00447210

Meredith Willson : The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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Songlist: Belly Up To The Bar Boys, If I Knew, I Ain't Down Yet, I'll Never Say No, Leadville Johnny Brown, Bon Jour (Language Song), Colorado, My Home, Dolce Far Niente, He's My Friend

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Goodnight My SomeoneJackie O'NeillMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonGoodnight My SomeoneSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Goodnight My SomeoneJackie O'NeillMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonGoodnight My SomeoneSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersWomen's Pop ChristmasSheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasAnita KerrMeredith WillsonAnita KerrChristmas ChartsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersPop Christmas Classics Vol 1Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonCHICKAdivasWintersong 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasAnita KerrMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasRoger EmersonMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (3-Part)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasRoger EmersonMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Man Is for the Woman MadeArthur FrackenpohlMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonMan Is for the Woman MadeSheet Music (TBB)MORE DETAILS 
Pine Cones and Holly Berries / It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas (Duet)Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersSing A Song of Christmas - Low VoiceSongbook & CDMORE DETAILS 
Sadder But WiserWalter LatzkoMeredith WillsonNotre Dame Glee ClubVive La Compagnie 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Seventy Six TrombonesMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersSing in the Barbershop Quartet - Popular SongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Seventy Six TrombonesEd LojeskiMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Seventy Six TrombonesEd LojeskiMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Seventy Six TrombonesGerald MyrowMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Seventy-Six TrombonesWalter LatzkoMeredith WillsonNotre Dame Glee ClubVive La Compagnie 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Music ManMac HuffMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonThe Music ManSheet Music (3-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
The Music ManMac HuffMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonThe Music ManSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
The Wells Fargo WagonRoger EmersonMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo WagonSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
The Wells Fargo WagonRoger EmersonMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo WagonSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
The Wells Fargo WagonMark BrymerMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo WagonSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouKirby ShawMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersBroadway GemsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouKirby ShawMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersWomen's BroadwaySheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouDavid GiardiniereMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersMen's Broadway Vol 3Sheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouMo RectorMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonVarious ArrangersThe Music From The Music ManSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouMac HuffMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonTill There Was YouSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouMac HuffMeredith Willson / Meredith WillsonTill There Was YouSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouRobert RundMeredith WillsonTill There Was You (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
TroubleWalter LatzkoMeredith WillsonNotre Dame Glee ClubVive La Compagnie 1 CDMORE DETAILS 


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