Meredith Willson’s – The Music Man – Cassette
The Music Man is a popular musical theater production with music, lyrics, and book by Meredith Willson. It premiered on Broadway in 1957 and has since become one of the most beloved and enduring musicals of all time.
Set in the fictional town of River City, Iowa, “The Music Man” tells the story of Harold Hill, a charismatic con artist posing as a music professor. He convinces the townspeople to invest in a boys’ band he plans to organize, promising to teach the children to play musical instruments. Along the way, Hill falls in love with the local librarian, Marian Paroo, and faces numerous challenges as his true intentions are revealed.
The musical is known for its memorable songs, including classics such as “76 Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.” Meredith Willson’s compositions blend elements of musical theater, barbershop quartet harmonies, and catchy melodies that have charmed audiences for decades.
“The Music Man” received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It has been revived numerous times on Broadway and has had successful international productions. The musical also inspired a 1962 film adaptation starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones.
With its lively characters, infectious music, and heartwarming story, “The Music Man” continues to be cherished by audiences around the world. It exemplifies Meredith Willson’s talent for creating memorable and entertaining musical theater experiences that stand the test of time.
Telarc Digital Records
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
2. Train Opening
3. Rock Opening
4. Iowa Stubborn
5. Ya Got Trouble
6. Piano Lesson/If You Don’t Mind Saying So
7. Goodnight, My Someone
8. Ya Got Trouble (Reprise)
9. Seventy-Six Trombones
11. The Sadder But Wiser Girl
12. Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little/Goodnight Ladies
13. Marian The Librarian
14. Gary, Indiana
15. Being In Love
16. The Wells Fargo Wagon
17. It’s You
18. My White Knight
20. Lida Rose/Will I Ever Tell You
21. Gary, Indiana
22. It’s You Ballet
23. My White Knight/Sadder But Wiser Girl
24. Till There Was You
25. Seventy-Six Trombones/Goodnight, My Someone
26. Seventy-Six Trombones Finale