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The Great American Songbook - Part Four

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The Great American Songbook, also known as “American Standards, is the canon of the most important and influential American songs  from the early and mid-twentieth century.  They include the most popular and enduring melodies that were created primarily for Broadway musical productions and Hollywood musical films.  The Songbook comprises standards by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George M. Cohan, Sammy Fain, Arthur Schwartz, Harold Arlen, Victor Young, Jule Styne, Jimmy Van Heusen, Cy Coleman, Harry Warren, Meredith Wilson, and many others.  The multi-media lectures include clips of vocalists and arrangers, both past and present, interpreting these timeless melodies.  Class will and examine how their placement within the context of a musical show or film added to their historical significance and made them truly unforgettable.

Part IV: Songs composed and recorded during the 1940s, including such great numbers as Jule Styne’s “It’s Magic,” Richard Rodgers’s “If I Loved You,” Harold Arlen’s “That Old Black Magic,” and Jimmy Van Heusen’s “Swinging on a Star.”

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1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Temple Israel New Rochelle

Richard Knox 



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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/15/2019 - 5/15/2019 Weekly - Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM New Rochelle, Temple Israel New Rochelle  Map Richard Knox 

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