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Catch a Falling Star

Music by Paul Vance

Originally Performed by Perry Como

"Catch a Falling Star", written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, recorded and released in late 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard "Most Played by Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top 100, where it reached #2. It was the first single to receive a Recording Industry Association of America gold record certification, on March 14, 1958. The song also topped the Australian charts in 1958. The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Its melody is based on a theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. The Como version features the Ray Charles Singers, who sing the refrain as a repeated round. The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine, Welcome to Me, and Never Been Kissed. It was often featured in the TV series Lost, and was most often associated with Claire Littleton and her baby, Aaron. It is also featured in an episode of the FX black comedy Mr Inbetween. A musical phrase from the song appears in John Williams's score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull during the motorcycle chase through the college.

    Release Date: 1957


Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star

Perry Como

A simple bossa nova chorus giving way to jazzy swung verses gives this Perry Como favorite a breath of fresh air. With an optional, accessible flute part, this breezy arrangement contains elements of singing in a round, thus giving the piece a spontaneity that will keep your audience humming along!

Voicing: Unison



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 723188619313  : 00-VF1931

Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid Songbook

Twelve songs from the hit stage production of the same name.

Songlist: Three Coins in the Fountain, Undecided, Moments to Remember, Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby, No, Not Much!, Cry, Sixteen Tons, Catch a Falling Star , Heart and Soul, Shangri-La, Rags to Riches, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

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Voicing: Solo | 2818b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Various : Boy's Songs from Musicals : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088158804 : 1423429885 : 00001127

Various : Boy's Songs from Musicals

This book/CD includes full performances by professional children working in New York, and also piano accompaniments. Contents: Casey Junior - Catch a Falling Star - I Need to Know - I'm Late - Let's Go Fly a Kite - Never Smile at a Crocodile - Prince Ali - The Unbirthday Song - Wells Fargo Wagon - The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.

Songlist: I Need To Know, Casey Junior, Catch A Falling Star, I'm Late, Let's Go Fly A Kite, Never Smile At A Crocodile, Prince Ali, The Unbirthday Song, The Wells Fargo Wagon, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

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Voicing: Solo | 3050b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680096359 : 1495051536 : 00153571

Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos

A must-own comprehensive collection of 76 songs from musical theatre, movies, folksongs and standards for any budding vocalist!

Songlist: Beauty And The Beast, Animal Crackers In My Soup, Happiness, You've Got A Friend In Me, Impossible, This Little Light Of Mine, Tomorrow, Simple Gifts, Born To Entertain, Some Folks, Maybe, The Work Song, High Hopes, Baby Face, Baby Mine, It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool), The Ballad Of Davy Crockett, Down In My Heart, Sit Down, Sister, Sing, The Bare Necessities, Let Me Entertain You, Be Kind To Your Parents, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), Let There Be Peace On Earth, Shenandoah, The Streets Of Laredo, Candle On The Water, Castle On A Cloud, Catch A Falling Star, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20033b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Catch a Falling Star : Unison : Mac Huff : Paul Vance : Perry Como : Songbook : 00287140 : 888680901943

Mac Huff : Catch a Falling Star

A simple bossa nova chorus giving way to jazzy swung verses gives this Perry Como favorite a breath of fresh air. With an optional, accessible flute part, this breezy arrangement contains elements of singing in a round, thus giving the piece a spontaneity that will keep your audience humming along!

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Paul Vance Performed By: Perry Como

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00287140 | Voicetrax CD Available


Catch a Falling Star : SSA : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Perry Como : Sheet Music : 9780193355460 : 9780193355460

Bob Chilcott : Catch a Falling Star

This gentle and expressive setting of John Donne's 'Catch a falling star' once again demonstrates Chilcott's ability to 'get inside' a text. His wistful melody, varied vocal textures, and rich harmony combine with the poet's powerful imagery to create a setting of great beauty.

Composer: Bob Chilcott Performed By: Perry Como

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
9780193355460

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