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Festival of Popular Songs
Festival of Popular Songs
Author: Reader's Digest Editors
Ask a Brahms lover to name his or her favorite of the composer's four symphonies, and invariably the answer is, "The last one I heard." This is our fourth Reader's Digest Songbook, and at this time we'd have to say it's our favorite -- until we replay one of the others!
ISBN-13: 9780895770356
ISBN-10: 0895770350
Publication Date: 7/1/1977
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Readers Digest
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book contains 288 spiral-bound pages of much-loved songs with easy arrangements for instrumental ensemble, solo recital, or a grand old sing-along session for which there is a separate lyric booklet.
Section 1 contains songs and themes from favorite films: Somewhere, My Love, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Way We Were, and others.
Section 2 has top tunes of the 1930s including Lazy River, Georgia on My Mind, It's Only a Paper Moon, Winter Wonderland and more.
Section 3 gives us top tunes of the 1940s. Here are such as I'll Be Seeing You, Blueberry Hill, Now is the Hour and more.
Section 4 - The Gaslight Years and World War 1: Peg O' My Heart,Down By the Old Mill Stream, The Missouri Waltz and others.
Section 5 - The Sunny, Funny 1920s: If You Knew Susie, Hardhearted Hannah, I'll See You In My Dreams and others.
Section 6 - Popular hits of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s: I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Misty, Yesterday and others.
Section 7 are songs from Broadway musicals including Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Summertime, September Song, and more.
Section 8 has folk song favorites including Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, Leaving On a Jet Plane, and more.
Section 9 has country classics such as You Are My Sunshine, Cool Water, Mockin' Bird Hill, Heartaches By the number and others.
Section 10 is A Little Ragtime, Boogie, Blues, and Jazz and has Scott Joplin's The Entertainer and more.
Section 11 - is Strictly Instrumental with Clair de Lune and Malaguena.
Section 12 is for children of all ages and sizes.