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I Wish You Love

Music by Hoagy Carmichael

This song was first recorded by the French female singer Lucienne Boyer in 1942. Second recorded by the French crooner Roland Gerbeau in February 1943. Charles Trenet recorded his own version in July 1943.

It was used extensively in the François Truffaut film Stolen Kisses (1968), its French title, Baisers volés, having been taken from the song's lyrics. The song was also used in the films "Iris" (2001), "Something's Gotta Give" (2003) and "Ces amours-là" (2010).

The song is best known to English-speaking audiences as "I Wish You Love", with new lyrics by American composer and lyricist, Albert Askew Beach (1924- 1997): introduced in 1957 by Keely Smith as the title cut of her solo debut album, I Wish You Love would become one of Smith's signature songs. Smith's debut album otherwise consisted of standards: she would recall: "[when] we sat down to select the songs [record producer] Voyle Gilmore...played a bunch of standards [then] said: 'I want to play you a really pretty French song...it won't mean nothing and you won't do it in the album but I just thought I'd play it for you' and he played 'I Wish You Love'. So, at the end of him playing all these songs...I said: 'Babe, I'll sing any 11 songs y'all want me to but I want to sing 'I Wish You Love'."

It has since become a musical standard, with many other recordings. Gloria Lynne's 1963 recording for the Everest label reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, also top #10 on the Easy Listening chart (edited from the Hot 100), and #3 on Cashbox Magazine's R&B chart (Billboard did not publish standard R&B listings during 1964)

    Release Date: 1942


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SATB


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SAB


I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Voicing: SSA



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680662431 : 00212534

Roger Emerson : A Cappella Standards

This collection delivers plenty of musical flair at a value! Perform these popular pop and jazz classics arranged for a cappella voices and use as a curriculum with your vocal jazz group. And there's more! Purchase the 12-Pak and receive a code to access demo and learning tracks online through My Library.

Songlist: Imagine, In My Life, Here's That Rainy Day, I Wish You Love, My Funny Valentine, Never My Love, Over The Rainbow, Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

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Voicing: SATB | 4476b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Standards in Harmony : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Standards in Harmony

"Unchained Melody" - This timeless ballad is simply breathtaking! Perfect for concert groups or pop ensembles, this is an arrangement will become a staple in your repertoire. "I Wish You Love" features two special soloists in this stunning a cappella arrangement that will work equally well for a large concert choir of smaller jazz or pop ensemble. Smooth legato lines and rich harmonies will create a breathtaking moment in performance! "Skylark" - Display beauty of tone and the deep emotion inherent in the lyrics of this contemporary a cappella setting of the Hoagy Carmichael/Johhny Mercer standard. Challenging, but impressive! "Last Night When We Were Young" - The splendor of falling in love is perfectly rendered in this stunning ballad that will create a moment of sheer breathtaking beauty in concert. This challenging setting explores the full palette of harmony and offers interesting contrasts in dynamics and texture.

Songlist: My Funny Valentine, Unchained Melody, I Wish You Love, Skylark

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Voicing: SATB | 7108b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088162894 : 1423430948 : 00311433

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Singers

Crooners, wailers, shouters, balladeers - some of our greatest pop vocalists have poured their hearts and souls into the musical gems of the Great American Songbook. They sang in nightclubs and concert halls, on television and in films, and left us a legacy of recordings still in play today. Their interpretations entertained us, moved us to tears, and wove lyrics and music into the fabric of our lives, making us see ourselves in these quintessentially American songs. This folio features 100 of these classics by Louis Armstrong (Hello Dolly - What a Wonderful World), Tony Bennett (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), Rosemary Clooney (Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep), Nat King Cole (Route 66), Bing Crosby (True Love), Doris Day (Bewitched), Ella Fitzgerald (How High the Moon), Judy Garland (Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody), Dean Martin (Everybody Loves Somebody), Frank Sinatra (Young at Heart), Barbra Streisand (People), Mel Tormé (Heart and Soul), and many, many more.

Songlist: You Belong To Me, True Love, Smile, If, Manhattan, All Of Me, I Love Being Here With You, All The Way, Day By Day, Heart and Soul, I Wanna Be Loved, And I Love You So, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, Autumn Leaves, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Cry Me A River, Gypsy In My Soul, That's Entertainment, Sunrise, Sunset, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, Bewitched, Blame It On My Youth, People, Born Free, Cabaret, Call Me Irresponsible, Dear Ruby, I Should Care, There Will Never Be Another You, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2573b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999904888 : 0793500869 : 00490488

Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies, or MC. Here are 54 essential cabaret classics.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin, All By Myself, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin' Another Show, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As He Needs Me, Being Alive, The Best Is Yet to Come, Blame It On My Youth, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Comedy Tonight, Comes Love, Copacabana (At The Copa), Everything's Coming Up Roses, From This Moment On, How High The Moon, I Am What I Am, I Believe In You, I Wanna Be Loved By You, I Wish You Love, I'd Do Anything, I'll Be Seeing You, I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People), I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got Your Number, It's All Right With Me, The Lady is a Tramp, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5136b | Songbook | $19.95


Individual Folios

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I Wish You Love : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : Songbook : 00154615 : 888680101916

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154615 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 00154616 : 888680101923

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154616 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 00154617 : 888680101930

Kirby Shaw : I Wish You Love

Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Wonderful for building phrasing and blend!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154617 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SATB : Steve Zegree : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08749749 : 884088325473

Steve Zegree : I Wish You Love

Feature two special soloists in this stunning a cappella arrangement that will work equally well for a large concert choir of smaller jazz or pop ensemble. Smooth legato lines and rich harmonies will create a breathtaking moment in performance!

Arranger: Steve Zegree | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749749


I Wish You Love : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753851 : 884088601362

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753851 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SAB : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753852 : 884088601379

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, that gives it a nostalgic quality and the hope that the audience might find bluebirds in the spring and in their hearts a song to sing. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753852 | Showtrax CD Available


I Wish You Love : SSA : Ed Lojeski : Hoagy Carmichael : Sheet Music : 08753853 : 884088601386

Ed Lojeski : I Wish You Love

This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, that gives it a nostalgic quality and the hope that the audience might find bluebirds in the spring and in their hearts a song to sing. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753853 | Showtrax CD Available

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