The Most Happy Fella
Vocal Score and Libretto
by Frank Loesser
Frank Music Corporation, c1956, 1957, 268 pages. GOOD+ Condition Illustrated Over-sized Softcover. This book is ex-library with usual markings, light wear to book corners, light cover wear (see Scan), clear tape on inside front binding & on spine, clear sealed covers (to protect), light soiling to bottom page edges (seen with book closed), & a few light interior markings. Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT!
Based on They Knew What They Wanted by SIDNEY HOWARD
COMPLETE Script, Piano Music and Lyrics/Vocal in original key as the Broadway Production to THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, a Broadway Musical.
Though there are several outstanding songs in Loesser's score, it is much more than just a collection of fine tunes. For The Most Happy Fella, Loesser created a music of almost operatic dimensions. Almost three-quarters of the play is set to music. As Don Walker, the play's orchestrator, pointed out, "We pass into dialogue only for those developments that are not emotional in content, such as exposition." Within this expansive frame, Loesser has placed arias, recitatives, duets, canons, choral numbers, dances, instrumental interludes, parodies and folk hymns. "He has told" said Brooks Atkinson, "everything of vital importance in terms of dramatic music."
The Most Happy Fella had a run of about two years on Broadway (678 performances) before going on tour. The New York Drama Critics Circle selected it as the best musical of the season.
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