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Books about Composers in Murphy Library
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Cole Porter by
Call Number: ML410.P7844 M33 1998
Publication Date: 1998
"We see the supremely gifted Porter who created twenty musicals on Broadway (Anything Goes, DuBarry Was a Lady, Gay Divorce, Born to Dance), writing for such stars as Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Mary Martin, Bert Lahr, and Bea Lilly; and who gave Hollywood Fifty Million Frenchmen, The Gay Divorcee, Rosalie, Broadway Melody of 1940, Night and Day, High Society, Silk Stockings, Can-Can, and Kiss Me, Kate."
Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music by
Call Number: ML410.M2715 C36 2012
Publication Date: 2012
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Examines the composer's influence on film music, discussing his collaborations with directors to create musical effects resonant with the plots of each film he worked on and his lasting impact on the subsequent role of music in film.
Hollywood Rhapsody: Movie Music and its Makers, 1900 to 1975 by
Call Number: ML2075 .M246 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Hollywood Rhapsody is a history of American movie music, from the days of the silent movies to the maverick productions of the seventies. It tells the story of how talented, if sometimes invisible, musicians, composers, and lyricists have created some of the most memorable music of our time. The stirring, slashing music from Psycho; the sweeping score for Gone with the Wind; the swooning notes of "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca - these and so many more are imprinted on our cultural memory.
Music for the Movies by
Call Number: ML2075 .T54 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Film music fans have eagerly awaited this fully updated and greatly expanded edition of Tony Thomas's popular history of Hollywood film music (from the thirties through the nineties) as viewed through portraits of many of its foremost practitioners.
Online Composer Info
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