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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Friday, May 18, 2007

Iowa's Own Music Man

Meredith Willson was born on this day in 1902 in Mason City IA. While he is most famous for his musical The Music Man(1 of 3), he also composed 2 symphonies & several movie soundtracks including Chaplin's The Great Dictator . He was also musical conductor on Burns & Allen's radio show. The Music Man was a love letter to his home state. & the tunes were recorded by a wide variety of people, including The Beatles (Till There Was You). Meredith is still remembered fondly in his hometown. His family home is open for tours. They even have a recreation of the Main Street of River City, Iowa from The Music Man. (I've been there, it is well worth visiting.)
The Music Man
54th Tony Awards
Till There Was You
(The Beatles & Paul McCartney solo)
& finally, something I'll bet you didn't know that he composed:

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