Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Annie Get Your Gun

It’s a beautiful sunny summer afternoon so let’s listen to an old friend, full of music we can sing along with. We are listening this afternoon to the 1999 revival cast recording of Irving Berlin’s 1946 hit, Annie Get Your Gun. This fictionalized “biopic” of the real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler, is one of Berlin’s most enduring classics.

Music Irving Berlin
Lyrics Irving Berlin
Book Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

1999 Revival cast recording
Annie: Bernadette Peters
Frank: Tom Wopat

To keep our “country” feel, here’s music from Lone Star Love, a Texas setting of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Cattlemen
Prairie Moon
Cowboy’s Dream
Lone Star Love

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