▶ Song: Workin’ It Out’ (From Broadway Musical “They’re Playing Our Song”) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Song Workin’ It Out’ (3:42) from the 1978 Broadway Musical ” They’re Playing Our Song” — Original Broadway Cast Recording. “They’re Playing Our Song” (1978) is a musical with a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlisch. The original Broadway cast includes Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein. “In a story based on the real-life relationship …

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▶ Song: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love! (W/Lyrics) — Musical A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

SONG: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love. MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. (Watch at the end of this post: Hollywood Bowl’s Ross Lynch and A Chorus Line Hollywood Bowl’s cast rendition of: “Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love” — Hollywood Bowl, 2012)    The human struggle behind the songs: Every kid who ever came to New York to …

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Cole Porter — Tribute to American Composers

Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs. He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s. He was noted for his sophisticated, suggestive lyrics, clever rhymes and complex forms. Cole Porter’s body of work is substantial. His compositions are well known. Many of the musicals and films that …

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Jule Styne — Tribute to American Composers

Jule Styne (Julius Kerwin Stein. 12/31/1905 — 9/20/1994) With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy and Funny Girl to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of the American musical theater. He was born in London’s East End. Styne’s family moved to Chicago in  1912. …

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▶ Song: “Boxes” (1:43) (From the film The Informant! 2009) — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

TRACK #7 “Boxes” (2:25) Film: THE INFORMANT! (2009) Track #7 “Boxes” – The Informant! (Film, 2009) – The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.   REVIEW: THE MUSIC: “Fifteen minutes into watching The Informant!, I was unexpectedly hooked on Marvin Hamlisch’s sound — a fabulous, balanced mix of unabashedly ‘70s instruments, melodies, beats and flourishes, with a touch of irony and modern …

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Scott Joplin. Tribute to American Composers

SCOTT JOPLIN   Scott Joplin was a composer, a pianist and a music teacher. He was the second of six children born to Giles Joplin and Florence Givens. (Born around 1867–1868) Joplin grew up in Texarkana, TX where he formed a vocal quartet, and taught mandolin and guitar. During the late 1880s he decided to travel around the American South …

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