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At last!  Broadway songbooks that contain useful information for the musical theatre student, aspiring musical theatre performer, and musical theatre professional alike!



Alfred’s Singer’s Library of Musical Theatre, Volume 1

Introduction and Commentary by

Barbara Irvine


Each book includes audition tips, vocal ranges, plot synopses and other show information, song contexts, names of the performers who originated the roles, song types (i. e. ballad, uptempo, character song, etc.), and 16-bar cut suggestions for auditions.

The songs are taken from the original show scores and are in the show keys.


Accompaniment CD's recorded by Dennis Buck and Barbara Irvine can be purchased in a package with the books or separately.


Now available at your local music store and online (see links at right),

 for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano/Alto, Tenor, and Baritone/Bass.



TABLES OF CONTENTS

[Each song title is followed by the show it is from (shown in parentheses).]


Soprano book: 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (PAL JOEY)

Come To My Garden (THE SECRET GARDEN)

Falling in Love with Love (THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE)

Forty Days (PASSION)

Green Finch and Linnet Bird (SWEENEY TODD)

Hangin’ Around With You (STRIKE UP THE BAND)

How Could I Ever Know? (THE SECRET GARDEN)

The Human Heart (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND)

I Can’t Do the Sum (BABES IN TOYLAND)

I Could Have Danced All Night (MY FAIR LADY)

I Loved (J’aimais) (JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS)

I Loved You Once in Silence (CAMELOT)

Is It Really Me? (110 IN THE SHADE)

The Lady Is a Tramp (BABES IN ARMS)

Leavin’ fo de Promis’ Lan’ (PORGY AND BESS)

Little Lamb (GYPSY)

Look to the Rainbow (FINIAN’S RAINBOW)

Love, Don’t Turn Away (110 IN THE SHADE)

Love Who You Love, (Reprise) (A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE)

Mamma Mia (MAMMA MIA!)

The Man I Love (STRIKE UP THE BAND)

Much More (THE FANTASTICKS) 

The Name of the Game (MAMMA MIA!)

Namely You (LI’L ABNER)

Princess (A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE)

Show Me (MY FAIR LADY)

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (CAMELOT)

Simple Little Things (110 IN THE SHADE)

Someone to Watch Over Me (OH, KAY!)

Summertime (PORGY AND BESS)

That’ll Show Him (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM) Waiting For Life (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND)

What Is a Man? (PAL JOEY)

The Winner Takes It All (MAMMA MIA!)

Without You (MY FAIR LADY) 


Mezzo Soprano/Alto book:

And All That Jazz (CHICAGO)

Another Op'nin', Another Show (KISS ME, KATE)

Anything Goes (ANYTHING GOES)

Back to Before (RAGTIME)

Beauty and the Beast (DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) 

By The Sea (SWEENEY TODD)

C'est Magnifique (CAN-CAN)

Change (A NEW BRAIN)

Don’t Rain on My Parade (FUNNY GIRL)

Easy to Be Hard (HAIR)

Everything’s Coming Up Roses (GYPSY)

Goodbye, My Love (RAGTIME)

Hernando’s Hideaway (THE PAJAMA GAME)

Home (DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)

I Get a Kick Out of You (ANYTHING GOES)

I Got Rhythm (GIRL CRAZY)

I Just Want to Be a Star (NUNSENSE)

I Love Paris (CAN-CAN)

I Wish I Could Forget You (PASSION)

I’m Not At All In Love (THE PAJAMA GAME)

Johnny One Note (BABES IN ARMS)

Life Story (CLOSER THAN EVER)

Miss Byrd (CLOSER THAN EVER)

My Big Mistake (THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES)

My Funny Valentine (BABES IN ARMS)

No Time At All (PIPPIN)

People (FUNNY GIRL)

Rose’s Turn (GYPSY)

Send in the Clowns (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC)

The Story Goes On (BABY)

Sunday in the Park with George (UNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE)

Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) (DAMN YANKEES)

When I Look At You (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL)

When You’re Good to Mama (CHICAGO)

With You (BABY)


Tenor book:

Asking for You (DO RE MI)

Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc. (RAGTIME)

Corner Of The Sky ( PIPPIN)

Easy to Love (ANYTHING GOES, 1987 REVIVAL)

Fifty Million Years Ago (CELEBRATION)

Finishing The Hat (SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE)

The Games I Play (FALSETTOS)

Gliding (RAGTIME)

Hey There (THE PAJAMA GAME)

I Chose Right (BABY)

I’d Rather Be Sailing (A NEW BRAIN)

I’ve Got a Crush On You (STRIKE UP THE BAND)

Into the Fire (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL)

Johanna (SWEENEY TODD)

Later (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC)

Love, I Hear (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM)

Magic To Do (PIPPIN)

Make Someone Happy (DO RE MI)

Mister Cellophane (CHICAGO)

Not While I’m Around (SWEENEY TODD)

On the Street Where You Live (MY FAIR LADY)

Prayer of the Comfort Counselor (THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE)

Race You to the Top of the Morning (THE SECRET GARDEN)

She Was There (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL)

She Wasn’t You (ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER)

Small Talk (THE PAJAMA GAME)

Someone Like You (DO I HEAR A WALTZ?)

Something Sort of Grandish (FINIAN’S RAINBOW)

Stay (DO I HEAR A WALTZ?)

The Streets of Dublin (A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE)

Toyland (BABES IN TOYLAND)

When I Get My Name in Lights (THE BOY FROM OZ)

When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love (FINIAN’S RAINBOW)

Where in the World (THE SECRET GARDEN)

With You (PIPPIN)



Baritone/Bass book: 

At Night She Comes Home To Me (BABY)

Camelot (CAMELOT)

Clap Yo' Hands (OH, KAY!)

Closer Than Ever (CLOSER THAN EVER)

Come Along With Me (CAN-CAN)

Comedy Tonight (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM)

Easier To Love (BABY)

Eating Myself Up Alive (A NEW BRAIN)

Get Me To The Church On Time (MY FAIR LADY)

How Lucky You Are (SEUSSICAL)

How To Handle A Woman (CAMELOT)

I Could Write A Book (AL JOEY)

I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (PORGY AND BESS)

If Ever I Would Leave You (CAMELOT)

If Can't Love Her (DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)

If I Had My Druthers (LI'L ABNER)

In Praise Of Women (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC)

It's All Right With Me (CAN-CAN)

I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face (MY FAIR LADY)

Just One Of Those Things (HIGH SOCIETY)

Lullaby Of Broadway (42ND STREET)

Make Them Hear You (RAGTIME)

On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER)

Razzle Dazzle (CHICAGO)

Talk to the Animals (DOCTOR DOOLITTLE)

Thank Heaven For Little Girls (GIGI)

They Call The Wind Maria (PAINT YOUR WAGON)

This Can't Be Love (THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE)

Too Darn Hot (KISS ME, KATE)

Try To Remember (THE FANTASTICKS)

Where Is The Life That Late I Led? (KISS ME, KATE)

Where's The Girl? (THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL)

A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (PORGY AND BESS)

You Have Cast Your Shadow On The Sea (THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE)

You Mustn't Kick It Around (PAL JOEY)