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Without A Song (The Great American Songbook)

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By Noah Stewart

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Piano Accompaniment, Choir, SATB - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Noah Stewart. Arranged by Scott S. Stewart. Score. 10 pages. Published by Scott S. Stewart (H0.1037335-SC001291542).

Item Number: H0.1037335-SC001291542

"Without a Song" (which now holds a place in The Great American Songbook) was composed as early as 1922 by Vincent Youmans. Lyrics were added later by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu.  It was published in 1929, and subsequently included in Youmans musical play Great Day. To today’s ear the lyrics speak about the power of music to brighten one’s day. The original lyrics however contain text that is considered derogatory and worthy of a study of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes of the early 20th century.  This arrangement is scored for a 4-part SATB ensemble with piano accompaniment. Performance time: 3:20. An apt signature tune for choirs.

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