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Featured Items in this Collection
The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin by
Call Number: ML54.6 .B47 C66 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-09
Gathered together in one volume: all of the incomparable song lyrics of Irving Berlin, whose career and work are the most important and all-encompassing in the history of American popular music. Berlin's entire oeuvre is here--the lyrics of more than 1,200 songs (400 of which have never before appeared in print), along with anecdotal, historical, and musicological commentary and dozens of photographs. This beautiful volume is an invaluable contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of popular music in our time.
Noel Coward by
Call Number: ML54.6 .C69 C66 1998
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
The lavishly illustrated, delightfully devastating, complete lyrics of Noel Coward, published for the centenary of his birth. 250 photos & illustrations.
The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin by
Call Number: ML54.6 .G4774 C66 1993
Publication Date: 1993-11-16
Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart by
Call Number: ML54.6 .H37 C66 1986
Publication Date: 1986-11-12
The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner by
Call Number: ML54.6 .L47 C66 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-01
Alan Jay Lerner wrote the lyrics for some of the most beloved musicals in Broadway and Hollywood history. Most notably, with composer Frederick Loewe he created enduring hits such as My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot, and Brigadoon. In The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, editors and annotators Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch bring all of Lerner's lyrics together for the first time, including numerous draft or alternate versions and songs cut from the shows. Compiled from dozens of archival collections, this invaluable resource and authoritative reference includes both Lerner's classic works and numerous discoveries, including his unproduced MGM movie Huckleberry Finn, selections from his college musicals, and lyrics from three different versions of Paint Your Wagon. This collection also includes extensive material from Lerner's two most ambitious musicals: Love Life, to music by Kurt Weill, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Lerner wrote with Leonard Bernstein.
The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser by
Call Number: ML54.6 .L62 C66
Publication Date: 2003-11-18
Robert Kimball and Steve Nelson have gathered lyrics from such varied sources as rare private recordings, the personal files of Frank Loesser, and the archives of various film studios. Here, too, are photographs of the stars who helped make Loesser’s songs famous, such as Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Marlene Dietrich, Ray Bolger, and Betty Hutton. Kimball and Nelson’s research has yielded many previously “lost” lyrics, making it possible for the first time to fully grasp the extent of Frank Loesser’s extraordinary talent.
The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II by
Call Number: ML54.6 .H366 C66 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
From every “beautiful mornin’” to “some enchanted evening,” the songs of Oscar Hammerstein II are part of our daily lives, his words part of our national fabric. All of his lyrics are here—850, more than a quarter published for the first time—in this sixth book in the indispensable Complete Lyrics series that has also brought us the lyrics of Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Frank Loesser. From the young scribe’s earliest attempts to the old master’s final lyric—“Edelweiss”—we can see, read, and, yes, sing the words of a theatrical and lyrical genius.
Check out our Complete Lyrics books in the AMDA New York Library! This collection is located to the right of the desk in the Reference section.