The Songs of Richard Rodgers
The most accomplished composer in the history of the American musical theatre was Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), with a professional career on Broadway that spanned more than 50 years. In an edition designed especially for singers, 45 songs have been carefully chosen from both the Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein output. The accompaniments support the singer, rather than containing the melody in the piano part throughout, as in the standard sheet music editions of these songs. Most of these songs are transposed for the first time ever in this new collection. The song selection is almost the same for High Voice and Low Voice; a very few major songs that are especially voice-type specific have not been transposed (for example, Soliloquy from Carousel in Low Voice, My Lord and Master from The King and I in High Voice). Highlights: Bewitched á Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? á Falling in Love with Love á I Have Dreamed á If I Loved You á Isn't It Romantic? á It Might as Well Be Spring á My Favorite Things á My Funny Valentine á Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' á Some Enchanted Evening á Something Wonderful á Ten Cents a Dance á Thou Swell á To Keep My Love Alive á Where or When á You'll Never Walk Alone.