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Three Coins In The Fountain

Music by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn

Originally Performed by The Four Aces

Three Coins in the Fountain" is a popular song which received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1955. The melody was written by Jule Styne, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written for the romance film, Three Coins in the Fountain and refers to the act of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome while making a wish. Each of the film's three stars performs this act.

Cahn and Jule Styne were asked to write the song to fit the movie, but were unable to either see the film or read the script. They completed the song in an hour and had produced a demonstration record with Frank Sinatra by the following day. The song was subsequently used in the film soundtrack, but in the rush 20th Century Fox neglected to sign a contract with the composers, allowing them to claim complete rights over the royalties.[2] The song was subsequently recorded by The Four Aces, backed by the Jack Pleis Orchestra, in 1954. The Sinatra recording topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in September and October that year.[

    Release Date: 1955
Awards
1954 - Academy Award - Best Original Song


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley) : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999302899 : 08730289

Mac Huff : Cinemagic! - Hollywood's Best Movie Music (Medley)

Celebrate the silver screen and Hollywood's musical history in this choral revue by Mac Huff. Spanning eight decades of movie magic, the six flexible sections are easily adaptable to a variety of staging options and can be accompanied with live instruments or the professionally-recorded CD. You'll enjoy all the memories, the romance, and the adventure as the cinema comes alive. Sections include: The Opening Reel, Thanks for the Memory, Isn't It Romantic?, The Heat Is On, The Envelope Please, Give My Regards to Hollywood. Available: SATB Director's Score, SAB Director's Score, 2-Part Director's Score, SATB Singer's Edition, SAB Singer's Edition, 2-Part Singer's Edition, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 38:00.

Songlist: Somewhere Out There, That's Entertainment, Born Free, Call Me Irresponsible, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mona Lisa, Cheek To Cheek, The Exodus Song, Flashdance...What A Feeling, Footloose, Happy Trails, The Heat Is On, I Won't Dance, In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening, Isn't It Romantic?, Theme From 'Jaws', Just Go To The Movies, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Where Do I Begin (Love Theme), (Meet) The Flintstones, Moon River, Night Fever, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Shakedown, Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme), Steppin' Out With My Baby, (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Thanks For The Memory, Three Coins In The Fountain, Unchained Melody, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 4340b | Songbook | $3.95


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


Sammy Cahn : The New Sammy Cahn Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999249613 : 1575606992 : 02500665

Sammy Cahn : The New Sammy Cahn Songbook

Frank Sinatra once said of songwriter Sammy Cahn: Sammy's words fit my mouth the best of all the writers. Now you can enjoy 99 of Sammy's finest compositions with this songbook in piano/vocal/guitar format. Songs include: All That Love Went to Waste - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand) - Call Me Irresponsible - The Christmas Waltz - Come Fly with Me - Day by Day - Good Little Girls - I'll Walk Alone - I've Heard That Song Before - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Love and Marriage - Only the Lonely - Our Town - Pocketful of Miracles - Shoe Shine Boy - Thoroughly Modern Millie - Written on the Wind - and dozens more!

Songlist: I Believe, Poor Little Rhode Island, There Goes That Song Again, Time After Time, Shoe Shine Boy, Where Love Has Gone, If It's The Last Thing I Do, All My Tomorrows, All The Way, Teamwork, Day By Day, Face To Face, Written On The Wind, Warmer Than A Whisper, Let's Not Be Sensible, Good Little Girls, Straight Down The Middle, Only The Lonely, Wonder Why, The Last Dance, Ev'rybody Has The Right To Be Wrong!, As Long As There's Music, Come Blow Your Horn, High Hopes, Because You're Mine, All That Love Went To Waste, Autumn In Rome, Come Dance With Me, Hey! Jealous Lover, I Could Make You Care, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20366b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2 : Solo : Songbook : 884088270087 : 142346172X : 00311809

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2

Over 90 more classics from the American repertoire of classics.

Songlist: If I Should Lose You, Always, Ain't We Got Fun?, Guilty, Solitude, Rockin' Chair, Who?, Caravan, More Than You Know, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, As Long As I Live, At Sundown, So In Love, Candy, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), By Myself, But Beautiful, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, Cherokee (Indian Love Song), My Shining Hour, Come Sunday, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Everything I Have Is Yours, Exactly Like You, Falling In Love With Love, Flying Home, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You, Hit The Road To Dreamland, I Concentrate On You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2574b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid : 00  1 CD : 09026607022-0 : 607022RC

Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid

Based upon the stage production of the same name, this CD is equal parts silly schtick and a musically adept and professional parody of the close harmony groups of the 1950's - Freshmen, Hi-Lo's and the like. Romantic themes dominate - "Three Coins In A Fountain, "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing," 'Cry,"-with a "Caribbean Medley" and "Scotland The Brave" (a homily to Plaid) for yukks. The style is unapologetically sentimental and deliberately cliched, but will be good fun for those who are familiar with the colloquialisms typical of the period. A good portion of the dialogue is included to introduce the songs and explain the plot.

Songlist: Three Coins In The Fountain, Gotta' Be This Or That/ Undecided, Moments To Remember, Crazy 'Bout Ya' Baby, No Not Much, Perfida, Cry, Sixteen Tons/ Chain Gang, A Tribute to Mr. C/ SIng to Me Mr. C/ Dream Along with Me/ Catch a Falling Star, Caribbean Plaid/ Kingston Market/ Jamaica Farewell/ Matilda, Matilda, Heart and Soul, Lady of Spain, Scotland the Brave, Shangri-La/ Rags to Riches, Love Is A Many/ Splendored Thing

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4715c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Accompanied


The Four Aces : Golden Memories : 00  3 CDs : GOLD5414.2

The Four Aces : Golden Memories

A pair of Philadelphia boys, Al Alberts and Dave Mahoney, finding themselves in the North Atlantic in the Navy in WWII, killed time by singing together. Joining two more local boys, Rosario and Louis, they formed the Four Aces, following in the footsteps of the Ames Brothers. Their first hit was "(It's No) Sin," which was shopped to no avail to New York record companies, and finally released by Al, who started his own record company, Victoria Records, to do it. The song peaked on Billboard's charts at #4 in 1951, and the Aces were quickly signed by Decca. The group-written "Tell Me Why," "A Garden in the Rain," "Perfidia," "I'm Yours" and "Heart and Soul" were next to climb high on the charts. Appearing frequently on TV, Aces singles "La Rosita," "Just Squeeze Me," "Laughing on the Outside" and "The Gang that Sang (Heart of My Heart)" were among 8 of the group's hits in 1952. "Stranger in Paradise" went to #2 on the charts, which the Aces finally topped with the theme from the movie "Three Coins in a Fountain." Popular hits "Dream" and "So Long," followed, and "Mr. Sandman" and "Melody of Love" scored in Billboard's top five before the floodgates of Rock 'n Roll opened in 1955, and even that year the Aces had another chart-topper with "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." Here is a fabulous 3 CD box set collection of all their greatest hits.

Songlist: (It's No) Sin, Tell Me Why, A Garden In The Rain, Perfidia, You Brought Me Love, Two Little Kisses, Whose To Blame, I'm Yours, I Understand, Should I, Heart and Soul, Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me), La Rosita, Take Me In Your Arms, I'll Never Smile Again, You Fooled Me, If You Take My Heart Away, Organ Grinder's Swing, Honey In The Horn, False Love, Don't Forget Me, Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside), Stranger In Paradise, The Gang That Sang, Amor, So Long, Let's Fall In Love, Three Coins In The Fountain, Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine), Dream, and more

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3095c | 3 CDs | $17.95 | Accompanied


The Four Aces : Greatest Hits : 00  1 CD : MCA1 10886

The Four Aces : Greatest Hits

Close harmony groups, such as the Four Freshmen and Four Aces, were quite viable commercially, before the advent of rock and roll made so many of them redundant. Such was the case with the Four Aces, who had over thirty top forty hits before 1958. Many of the songs on this "Greatest Hits" CD were from these hit singles, and include such classic compositions as "Should I" "Perfidia" and "Melody Of Love, " which had been popularized decades earlier. Showy orchestrations compliment the confident lead of Al Alberts and the harmonies of his emphatic cohorts, who had evolved into a tight and effective unit.

Songlist: Tell Me Why, Perfidia, Three Coins In The Fountain, A Garden In The Rain, You Brought Me Love, (It's No) Sin, Heart and Soul, I' m Yours, I Understand, Stranger In Paradise, The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart", Should I, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Heart, It's A Woman's World, Melody Of Love, Mister Sandman

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4457c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Accompanied


The Four Aces : Love Is A Many Splendid Thing : 00  1 CD : 5589

The Four Aces : Love Is A Many Splendid Thing

With its roots in Philadelphia, close-harmony all male quartet The Four Aces first began performing together in 1949 and scored their first big hit with "It's No Sin" in 1952. They followed up with top 10 hits "Tell Me Why," "Perfida," "The Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart," "Should I?," "Melody of Love," which hit #3 on the charts, "Mister Sandman" (#5), "Stranger in Paradise" (#3) and "Three Coins In The Fountain" (#1). 28 all-accompanied songs by this enormously popular group, 25 chart hits and 10 top tens, recorded from 1951 to 1955, records which have sold over 100 million copies. A generous, spirited collection by Vocal Hall of Famers, the Aces!

Songlist: Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing, It's No Sin, Tell Me Why, A Garden In The Rain, Perfidia, I'm Yours, Heart and Soul, I'll Never Smile Again, My Devotion, Should I, La Rosita, Just Squeeze Me, But Don't Tease Me, Laughing On The OUtside, Crying On The Inside, Organ Grinder's Swing, The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart", Stranger In Paradise, Amor, Three Coins In The Fountain, Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine, Dream, It's A Woman's World, Mr. Sandman, Heart, Shine On Harvest Moon, Melody Of Love, There Is A Tavern In The Town, A Woman In Love, So Long

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4656c | 1 CD | $11.95 | Accompanied


The Four Aces : Hits From Hollywood and Broadway : 00  1 CD : 1153

The Four Aces : Hits From Hollywood and Broadway

"Hits from Hollywood & Broadway" is another generous, remastered collection of pop hits, this one by the first "Fab Four," The Four Aces, the most successful recording group worldwide in the 1950s, scoring 44 chart successes between 1951 and 1959. Most of those have been reissued, but their album tracks have been neglected, and Sepia Records decided to feature 26 selections (all accompanied) from films and stage shows that the Aces recorded. Beginning in 1946 when Al Alberts got together with sax player Dave Mahoney. They got together back home in Pennsylvania with drummer Lou Silvestri and trumpeter Rosario "Sod" Vacarro, and evolved into a vocal quartet with Al at lead. Offered a song by local songwriters called "It's No Sin," the foursome recorded and distributed it themselves, which caught the attention of Decca, who signed the Aces, who were on their way! These are all well-known and loved songs: "Standing on the Corner," "Too Close for Comfort," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Till There Was You," "Tonight," "Small World," "I Love Paris," "Bali Ha'i," "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Arrivederci Roma," "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," "Whatever Will Be, Will Be," "Tammy, "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" and "Three Coins in the Fountain," all of which feature the bright, upbeat, beautifully harmonic sound of the Four Aces. Sit back and enjoy this sweet blast from the past!

Songlist: Standing on the Corner, Long Before I Knew You, Too Close For Comfort, Anyone Would Love You, How Can You Forget, Get Me To The Church On Time, It's Good To Be Alive, Till There Was You, You Are Beautiful, Tonight, Two Faces In The Dark, Small World, I Love Paris, Bali Ha'i, South of the Border, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Waltzing Matilda, Arrivederci Roma, Love Is A Many Splendid Thing, Whatever Will Be, Will Be, Written On The Wind, Secret Love, Tammy, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, To Love Again, Three Coins In The Fountain

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5430c | 1 CD | $14.95 | Accompanied


Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid : DVD : 09026607022-0 : NWVG244110DVD

Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid

Based upon the stage production of the same name, this DVD is equal parts silly schtick and a musically adept and professional parody of the close harmony groups of the 1950's - Freshmen, Hi-Lo's and the like. Romantic themes dominate-"Three Coins In A Fountain, "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing," 'Cry,"-with a "Caribbean Medley" and "Scotland The Brave" (a homily to Plaid) for yukks. The style is unapologetically sentimental and deliberately cliched, but will be good fun for those who are familiar with the colloquialisms typical of the period. A good portion of the dialogue is included to introduce the songs and explain the plot.

Songlist: Three Coins In The Fountain, Gotta' Be This Or That/ Undecided, Moments To Remember, Crazy 'Bout Ya' Baby, No Not Much, Perfida, Cry, Sixteen Tons/ Chain Gang, A Tribute to Mr. C/ SIng to Me Mr. C/ Dream Along with Me/ Catch a Falling Star, Caribbean Plaid/ Kingston Market/ Jamaica Farewell/ Matilda, Matilda, Heart and Soul, Lady of Spain, Scotland the Brave, Shangri-La/ Rags to Riches, Love Is A Many/ Splendored Thing, Once Upon a Time, Deux Ex Plaid , The End

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4715dvd | DVD | $25.95 | Accompanied

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