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Lionel Bart

Born: 1930. Died: 1999. Lived in: England

He was born Lionel Begleiter, the youngest of seven surviving children of Galician Jews, Yetta (nee Darumstundler) and Morris Begleiter, a master tailor. He grew up in Stepney; his father worked in the area as a tailor in a garden shed. He started his songwriting career in amateur theatre, first at The International Youth Centre in 1952 where he and a friend wrote a revue together called IYC Revue 52. The following year the pair auditioned for a production of the Leonard Irwin play The Wages of Eve at London's Unity Theatre. Shortly afterward Bart began composing songs for Unity Theatre productions, contributing material (including the title song) to its 1953 revue Turn It Up, and songs for its 1953 pantomime, an agitprop version of Cinderella. While at the Unity he was talent-spotted by Joan Littlewood, and so joined Theatre Workshop. He also wrote comedy songs for the Sunday lunchtime BBC radio programme The Billy Cotton Band Show.


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John Leavitt : Consider Yourself) : Showtrax CD : 073999782066 : 08551603

John Leavitt : Consider Yourself)

From Oliver, the ever-popular Broadway musical by Lionel Bart comes this rollicking production number! John Leavitt's sparkling arrangement for younger choirs will make your audience feel right at home and get your concert off to a great start!Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part and ShowTrax CD. Approx. Performance Time: 2:30.

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2595p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano

Lionel Bart : Food Glorious Food : Showtrax CD : 073999760910 : 08743675

Lionel Bart : Food Glorious Food

Now available with a new ShowTrax CD accompaniment, here is the show-stopping answer to the question, More, sir?

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7832p | Showtrax CD | $22.95

Mac Huff : I'd Do Anything : Showtrax CD : 073999750423 : 08551719

Mac Huff : I'd Do Anything

Lionel Bart's wonderful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel is classic Broadway at its best! This setting in the Discovery series is a natural for young performers.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance time: Approx. 2:30.

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2597p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 | With Piano

Roger Emerson : Oliver Choral Highlights : Showtrax CD : 073999213478 : 08621347

Roger Emerson : Oliver Choral Highlights

A perfect way to introduce the music from one of Broadway's classic musicals. Originally staged in 1960, Lionel Bart's musical tale of Dickens' Oliver Twist still charms today's audiences. Includes: Consider Yourself, Food, Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, and Where is Love?Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 8:00.

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2637p | Showtrax CD | $49.95 | With Piano

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