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This Magic Moment

Music by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus

Originally Performed by The Drifters

It was recorded first by Ben E. King and the Drifters. The Drifters version spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 16 on April 2, 1960. The session musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller hired to play on this record were: Phil Bodner on sax, Ernie Hayes on piano, George Barnes (musician) and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Shep Shepherd on drums. The strings were the arrangement written by the great arranger Belford Hendricks.

    Release Date: 1960


This Magic Moment

This Magic Moment

The Drifters

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Voicing: SATB


This Magic Moment

This Magic Moment

The Drifters

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Voicing: SAB


This Magic Moment

This Magic Moment

The Drifters

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Voicing: TTBB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Various Arrangers : Wedding Sheet Music Hits : Solo : Songbook : 884088680039 : 0757917720 : 00321493

Various Arrangers : Wedding Sheet Music Hits

This songbook features wedding favorites, including: All I Have - Always - Amazed - Ave Maria (Schubert) - Bridal Chorus - Endless Love - Forever and For Always - From This Moment On - Here and Now - How Deep Is Your Love - I Swear - In Your Eyes - This Magic Moment - Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Wedding Song (There Is Love) - The Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) - With This Ring - You Light Up My Life - You're the Inspiration.

Songlist: From This Moment On, BECAUSE OF YOU, HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE, AT LAST, YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE, THIS MAGIC MOMENT, ALWAYS, ALL I HAVE, AMAZED, AVE MARIA (BACH GOUNOD), BRIDAL CHORUS (from 'Lohengrin') (P.D.), ENDLESS LOVE, FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS, HERE AND NOW, I SWEAR, IN YOUR EYES, LOVE LIKE OURS, ONCE IN A LIFETIME, TONIGHT I CELEBRATE MY LOVE, WEDDING MARCH (from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream') (P.D.), WEDDING SONG (THERE IS LOVE), WITH THIS RING, YEARS FROM HERE, YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION, YOUR LOVE AMAZES ME

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Voicing: Solo | 2505b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


The Drifters : Very Best Of Drifters : 00  1 CD : 71211

The Drifters : Very Best Of Drifters

All the great hits!

Songlist: There Goes My Baby (If You Cry), True Love, True Love, Dance With Me, This Magic Moment, Save The Last Dance For Me, I Count The Tears, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Up On The Roof, On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, I've Got Sand In My Shoes , Saturday Night At The Movies, Please Stay, Sweets For My Sweet, When My Little Girl Is Smiling, I'll Take You Home

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8293c | 1 CD | $11.98


The Drifters : Up On The Roof / Under The Boardwalk : 00  1 CD : 6211

The Drifters : Up On The Roof / Under The Boardwalk

Two original early '60s LPs are combined here and the result is a virtual Drifters Greatest Hits. "Up on the Roof," Carole King's gorgeously romantic ode to working class escape and freedom, is here in both the hit single and slightly longer LP versions (the single is in mono, the LP version is stereo with a longer intro). Elsewhere, you'll find a real embarrassment of riches, with song after brilliant hit song from the fertile imaginations of the great Brill Building writers of the pre-Beatle era, including Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill ("On Broadway"), Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman ("Sweets for My Sweet," "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me"), plus lesser known but equally evocative songs from Burt Bacharach and Otis Blackwell. Timeless stuff.

Songlist: Up On The Roof, There Goes My Baby, Sweets For My Sweet, This Magic Moment, Mexican Divorce, Stranger On The Shore, What To Do, Save The Last Dance For Me, Lonliness Or Happiness, Another Night With The Boys, (If You Cry) True Love, True Love, Room Full Of Tears, When My Little Girl Is Smiling Ruby Baby, Under the Boardwalk, One Way Love, On Broadway, Didn't It , I Feel Good All Over, Vaya Con Dios, Rat Race, In The Land Of Make Believe, If You Don't Come Back, Let The Music Play, I'll Take You Home

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8294c | 1 CD | $12.98


Various Artists : Best of Acappella Vol. 5 : 00  1 CD : 3051

Various Artists : Best of Acappella Vol. 5

More great tracks in this classic series from maestro Ronnie Italiano.

Songlist: I Don't Want To Cry , Forgotten Spring , It Was The Night, When I Fell In Love, Twilight, Please Say It Isn't So, Don't Leave Me Baby, You Never Loved Me, Lundee Dundee, Ooh Baby Baby, Danny Boy , Hang On Sloopy, Autumn Leaves, Speedoo, To The Aisle , This Magic Moment, Sound Of Heartbreak, Castle In The Sky, Good Good-Bye , Senorita

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8803c | 1 CD | $14.95


Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 3 : DVD : D3148

Various Artists : Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Induction Concert Vol. 3

The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame was created to honor the Greatest Vocal Groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world and to pay tribute to the inductees as National Music Treasures. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was designed to perpetuate the life long careers of the Inducted Artists, recognizing them as inventors and creators of the music that influenced today's pop culture, promoting their music to many fans, and bring to the attention of the world, their legacy for many generations to come. The Vocal Group Hall Of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony honors these great groups and features their legendary music.

Songlist: White Christmas, Shout, Who Are We?/ Down By the Wayside, I'll Never Smile Again , Medley , Sunday Kind of Love, Devil or Angel, Maybe, Along Comes Mary, Windy, Charlie Brown, Standing on the Corner, Birdland, Trickle Trickle , America, The Beautiful, At the Hop, Baby Please Don't Go, In the Mood, I'm So Proud, One Less Bell To Answer, Aquarius/ Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) , Java Jive, Goody Goody , This Magic Moment, Come A Little Bit Closer, Dancing in the Streets, Since I Don't Have You, Reflections, America, The Beautiful

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8277dvd | DVD | $19.95


Individual Folios

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This Magic Moment : SATB : Mac Huff : Mort Shuman : The Drifters : DVD : 00285087 : 888680879938

Mac Huff : This Magic Moment

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Mort Shuman Performed By: The Drifters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00285087 | Showtrax CD Available


This Magic Moment : SAB : Mac Huff : Mort Shuman : The Drifters : Sheet Music : 00285088 : 888680879945

Mac Huff : This Magic Moment

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Mort Shuman Performed By: The Drifters

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00285088 | Showtrax CD Available


This Magic Moment : TTBB : Mac Huff : Mort Shuman : The Drifters : Sheet Music : 00285089 : 888680879952

Mac Huff : This Magic Moment

First recorded by Ben E. King and the Drifters in 1960 this easy listening love song is here set in a doo wop style that harkens back to the 1950s with finger snaps, a doo wop bass line and a feature for a soloist who can really bring the style. The instrumental accompaniment for 2 trumpets, tenor and baritone saxophones, trombone and rhythm section is just as stylish as the vocals and together a scene with poodle skirts, bobby sox, duck tail hairstyles and all things cool from the period is set.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Mort Shuman Performed By: The Drifters

More details
Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00285089 | Showtrax CD Available

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