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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 WillsonGoodnight My SomeoneSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Goodnight My SomeoneJackie O'NeillMeredith WillsonGoodnight My SomeoneSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Goodnight, My SomeoneSteve ZegreeMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersMore Broadway GemsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersWomen's Pop ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
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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 MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasMac HuffMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning To Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasRoger EmersonMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasRoger EmersonMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
It's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasMark HayesMeredith WillsonIt's Beginning to Look Like ChristmasSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
Lida RoseWilliam SticklesMeredith WillsonLida RoseSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You? MedleyNancy BergmanMeredith WillsonLida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You? MedleySheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouMac HuffMeredith WillsonMay the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouMac HuffMeredith WillsonMay the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouMac HuffMeredith WillsonMay the Good Lord Bless and Keep YouSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Music Man, The (Choral Highlights)Mac HuffMeredith WillsonMusic Man, The (Choral Highlights)Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Music Man, The (Choral Highlights)Mac HuffMeredith WillsonMusic Man, The (Choral Highlights)Sheet MusicMORE 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 TrombonesEd LojeskiMeredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
Seventy Six TrombonesEd LojeskiMeredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
Seventy Six TrombonesGerald MyrowMeredith WillsonSeventy Six TrombonesSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Seventy-Six TrombonesWalter LatzkoMeredith WillsonNotre Dame Glee ClubVive La Compagnie 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
The Music ManMac HuffMeredith WillsonThe Music ManSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
The Music ManMac HuffMeredith WillsonThe Music ManSheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
The Music Man (Medley)Clay WarnickMeredith WillsonThe Music Man (Medley)Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
The Wells Fargo WagonMark BrymerMeredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo WagonSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
The Wells Fargo Wagon (from The Music Man)Roger EmersonMeredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo Wagon (from The Music Man)Sheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
The Wells Fargo Wagon (from The Music Man)Roger EmersonMeredith WillsonThe Wells Fargo Wagon (from The Music Man)Sheet MusicMORE DETAILSYes
Till There Was YouKirby ShawMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersBroadway GemsSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouKirby ShawMeredith WillsonVarious ArrangersWomen's BroadwaySheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouMac HuffMeredith WillsonTill There Was YouSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Till There Was YouMac HuffMeredith WillsonTill There Was YouSheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
TroubleWalter LatzkoMeredith WillsonNotre Dame Glee ClubVive La Compagnie 1 CDMORE DETAILS 


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