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South Pacific

South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The story is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, combining elements of several of the stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed that they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism.

The original Broadway production enjoyed immense critical and box-office success, became the second-longest running Broadway musical to that point (behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's earlier Oklahoma!), and has remained popular ever since. After they signed Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin as the leads, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote several of the songs with the particular talents of their stars in mind. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. Especially in the Southern U.S., its racial theme provoked controversy, for which its authors were unapologetic. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards.

The production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Its original cast album was the bestselling record of the 1940s, and other recordings of the show have also been popular. The show has enjoyed many successful revivals and tours, spawning a 1958 film and television adaptations. The 2008 Broadway revival was a critical success, ran for 996 performances and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical Revival.

Music By - Richard Rodgers | Lyrics By - Oscar Hammerstein II | Stage Date - 1949 | Film Date - 1958


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Vocal Selections : South Pacific : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088259211 : 1423457552 : 00313418

Vocal Selections : South Pacific

South Pacific has timeless magic, as evidenced by the seven Tony Awards for the latest production, including Best Musical Revival. This deluxe souvenir songbook showcases the 2008 revival, with 11 full-color pages - including seven pages of production photos - plus an article by Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, Bloody Mary, Happy Talk, Some Enchanted Evening, A Cockeyed Optimist, Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, My Girl Back Home, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 20057b | Songbook | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : South Pacific : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999124002 : 0881881155 : 00312400

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein : South Pacific

The New York Times described South Pacific, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tonys, as magnificent ... lively, warm, fresh and beautiful. Our deluxe revised Vocal Selections features 15 beloved songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a biography, plot synopsis, history of the show, and photos! Includes: Bali Ha'i - Happy Talk - Honey Bun - I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Some Enchanted Evening - There Is Nothin' like a Dame - A Wonderful Guy - and more.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, Bloody Mary, Happy Talk, Some Enchanted Evening, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why), Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, My Girl Back Home, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, Twin Soliloquies (This Is How It Feels), A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 20109b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Mark Brymer : A Wonderful Guy : Showtrax CD : 884088125912 : 08621492

Mark Brymer : A Wonderful Guy

From the Broadway musical South Pacific, this song sung by the character Nellie Forbush is brimming with joy and youthful abandon as she sings of her love for Emile de Becque. ShowTrax CD also available. Approx. Performance Time: 3:00

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2653p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 | With Piano


Ed Lojeski : This Nearly Was Mine : Showtrax CD : 884088284299 : 08621645

Ed Lojeski : This Nearly Was Mine

From the spectacular revival of this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show, this romantic ballad is full of passion and pathos. A superb choice for choirs from high school through adult, your audience will be spellbound! Available separately: SATB, SSA, TTBB, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:23.

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2673p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | With Piano


Pro Vocal : South Pacific - Mixed Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088269326 : 1423461169 : 00740413

Pro Vocal : South Pacific - Mixed Edition

Whether you're a karoake singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you! The book contains the lyrics, melody & chord symbols, and the CD features demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD player, but also enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 12 songs.

Songlist: Bali Ha'i, A Cockeyed Optimist, Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why), Happy Talk, Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothin' Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, A Wonderful Guy, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 6020b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Individual Folios

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I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair : SSA : Mark Brymer : Richard Rodgers : South Pacific : Songbook & CD : 08720802 : 073999825022

Mark Brymer : I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

Look out, ladies! The classic novelty from South Pacific returns in a rousing treatment ideal for the women of your choir! Available: SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: South Pacific

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08720802


Some Enchanted Evening : SATB : William Stickles : Richard Rodgers : South Pacific : Sheet Music : 00346846 : 073999468465

William Stickles : Some Enchanted Evening

SATB

Arranger: William Stickles | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: South Pacific

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00346846


There Is Nothin' Like a Dame : TTBB : William Stickles : Richard Rodgers : South Pacific : Sheet Music : 00346949 : 073999469493

William Stickles : There Is Nothin' Like a Dame

TTBB

Arranger: William Stickles | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: South Pacific

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00346949


There Is Nothin' Like a Dame : TBB : Ed Lojeski : Richard Rodgers : South Pacific : Sheet Music : 08266875 : 073999668759

Ed Lojeski : There Is Nothin' Like a Dame

(Lojeski) TBB

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Richard Rodgers | Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein | Musical: South Pacific

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08266875


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