The big parade : Meredith Willson's musicals from the Music Man To 1491 /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00871620, Composers, Composers., fast, United States.


Though Meredith Willson is best remembered for The Music Man, there is a great deal more to his career as a composer and lyricist. In The Big Parade, author Dominic McHugh uses newly uncovered letters, manuscripts, and production files to reveal Willson's unusual combination of experiences in his pre-Broadway career that led him to compose The Music Man.Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Oct. 12, 2021).Introduction: Meredith Willson's The Music Man -- Seeking the roots of The Music Man: Meredith Willson's cultural eclecticism -- From the Silver Triangle to The Music Man: creating the book for an original musical -- Composing the score for a musical about music -- Marching still right today: The Music Man from Philadelphia to Broadway and beyond -- After The Music Man: The Unsinkable Molly Brown in the shadow of a hit -- Singing through evil times: Here's Love, Miracle on 34th Street, and the challenge of the musical adaptation -- 1491: the final voyage.