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Henry Mancini

Born: 1924. Died: 1994. Lived in: United States

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

His best known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series ("The Pink Panther Theme"), his "Moon River" to Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. The Peter Gunn theme won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mancini also had a long collaboration on film scores with the film director Blake Edwards

Mancini was nominated for an unprecedented 72 Grammys, winning 20. Additionally he was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning four) He also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmys.

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Alan Billingsley : It Had Better Be Tonight : Showtrax CD : 038081312217  : 00-28677

Alan Billingsley : It Had Better Be Tonight

Itis a spicy Latin flavored number as recorded by Michael Bublé. And hereis the surprise: it was written by legendary songwriters Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer! This hot, rhythmic arrangement captures the excitement of the Bublé version in a full-fledged choral style.

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Performed by Michael Buble | 5732p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Ed Lojeski : Charade : Showtrax CD : 884088879549 : 00115642

Ed Lojeski : Charade

Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in the movie of the same name of this classic theme song by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. This jazz setting features the lilting Parisian melody but with a unique rhythmic feel that pays homage to Brubeck and others of Mancini's era.

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2779p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Ed Lojeski : Moon River : Showtrax CD : 073999001631 : 1423469690 : 08200163

Ed Lojeski : Moon River

Absolutely stunning! This standard is expertly arranged by noted jazz educator Steve Zegree to show your group at its best. A wonderful opportunity to develop blend, phrasing and intonation.

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2782p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : The Pink Panther : Showtrax CD : 038081310213  : 00-28477

Jay Althouse : The Pink Panther

Your men will be cooler than cool, scatting this catchy movie theme! The opening riff is "ba dop ba da," with finger snaps. Then the voices imitate the horns. A favorite in all voicings!

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5716p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Kirby Shaw : Moon River : Showtrax CD : 884088884802 : 00117044

Kirby Shaw : Moon River

This Academy Awardae winning song of 1961 by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer gets a Basie-esque treatment in this swinging chart. Set in a 4/4 swing over walking bass, the vocal and instrumental lines play off each other, punctuated by chord hits and characteristic piano riffs. An optional improvised solo section completes the package. Sensational! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts (tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:55.

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2780p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : It Had Better Be Tonight : Showtrax CD : 884088901943 : 00118822

Kirby Shaw : It Had Better Be Tonight

Originally written by Johnny Mercer for The Pink Panther in 1963 and covered by Michael Bublé on his Call Me Irresponsible album from 2007, this uptempo classic sizzles with Latin fire. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:20.

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Performed by Michael Buble | 2781p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : Dear Heart : Showtrax CD : 884088879754 : 00115897

Kirby Shaw : Dear Heart

Flute and rhythm section bring charm to this jazz waltz setting of Henry Mancini's famous theme from the 1964 movie, most famously recorded by Andy Williams. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section and Flute parts available as a digital download (fl, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:55.

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Performed by Andy Williams | 4155p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Kirby Shaw : The Pink Panther : Showtrax CD : 888680608583 : 00156883

Kirby Shaw : The Pink Panther

What do you get if you combine the Pink Panther theme with a hot Latin beat? La Pantera Mambo! Vocal jazz choirs, pop choirs, all choirs will love to perform this sizzling salsa setting! A fabulous hook for a concert!

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5389p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Roger Emerson : The Pink Panther - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088556792 : 08552324

Roger Emerson : The Pink Panther - Parts CD

From the opening strains everyone will recognize the quirky jazzy theme by Henry Mancini. Younger singers will beg to sing this well-crafted arrangement with scat lyrics. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed 2-Part VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:00.

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2003p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95

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