Meredith Willson

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Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson
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Meredith Willson (born 18 May 1902, Mason City, Iowa, USA – died 15 June 1984, Santa Monica, California, USA) was an American composer, songwriter, conductor and playwright. Willson played the flute and piccolo and was a member of John Philip Sousa’s famous band from 1921 to 1923. He then joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 1924 to 1929. He is best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the 1958 Tony Award winning hit musical The Music Man. The cast recording of The Music Man won the first Grammy Award given for best cast album. Also remembered for playing a regular character on the Burns and Allen radio program, musical director for numerous radio shows and his work on films. He received Academy Awards nominations for writing the music for Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940) and William Wyler's The Little Foxes (1941). Many of his songs have become standards, including Till There Was You a hit for the Beatles in 1963.
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Albums

T-1110 Meredith Willson - Meredith Willson's Marching Band album art Meredith Willson Meredith Willson's Marching Band (Album) Capitol Records T-1110 US 1957 Sell This Version
T 991, T-991 Meredith Willson - The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man album art Meredith Willson The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 991, T-991 US 1958 Sell This Version
WAO-990 Meredith Willson - The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast album art Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records WAO-990 US 1958 Sell This Version
T 1320 Meredith Willson -  . . . And Then I Wrote The Music Man album art Rini* And Meredith Willson Rini* And Meredith Willson - . . . And Then I Wrote The Music Man Capitol Records T 1320 US 1959 Sell This Version
SWAO1509, SWAO-1509 Meredith Willson - The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Original Broadway Cast  album art Meredith Willson The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Original Broadway Cast (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SWAO1509, SWAO-1509 US 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 1444 Meredith Willson - The Music Man - Original London Cast album art Meredith Willson, Original London Cast* Meredith Willson, Original London Cast* - The Music Man - Original London Cast (Album) His Master's Voice CLP 1444 UK 1961 Sell This Version
BS 1459 Meredith Willson - The Music Man - Original Soundtrack album art Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Soundtrack (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records BS 1459 US 1962 Sell This Version
KOL 6000 Meredith Willson - Here's Love (Original Broadway Cast) album art Meredith Willson Here's Love (Original Broadway Cast) (Album) Columbia Masterworks KOL 6000 US 1963 Sell This Version
M 90048 Meredith Willson - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The MGM Sound Track Album) album art Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell , Music And Lyrics By Meredith Willson, MGM Studio Orchestra Conducted By Robert Armbruster Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell , Music And Lyrics By Meredith Willson, MGM Studio Orchestra Conducted By Robert Armbruster - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The MGM Sound Track Album) (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records M 90048 US 1964 Sell This Version
DEL-25413 Meredith Willson - Mr. Sousa - A Unique Sound Portrait Of The Man And His Music. album art John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Frank Simon (13), Frank Sullivan, Tony Thomas John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Frank Simon (13), Frank Sullivan, Tony Thomas - Mr. Sousa - A Unique Sound Portrait Of The Man And His Music.(LP) Delos DEL-25413 US 1975 Sell This Version
STL-AM13 Meredith Willson - The Music Man / Hello, Dolly! / Mame album art Meredith Willson, Jerry Herman Meredith Willson, Jerry Herman - The Music Man / Hello, Dolly! / Mame(3xLP, Album) Time Life Records STL-AM13 US 1982 Sell This Version
2100 Robert Young (15), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson, Connie Boswell Robert Young (15), Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Willson, Connie Boswell - Good News Of 1939(Cass, Album) Radio Spirits 2100 US 1997 Sell This Version
8.559006 Meredith Willson - Symphony No. 1 In F Minor, "A Symphony Of San Francisco" / Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, "The Missions Of California" album art Meredith Willson, Moscow Symphony Orchestra*, William T. Stromberg* Meredith Willson, Moscow Symphony Orchestra*, William T. Stromberg* - Symphony No. 1 In F Minor, "A Symphony Of San Francisco" / Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, "The Missions Of California"(CD, Album) Naxos 8.559006 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
92915-2 Meredith Willson - The Music Man (2000 Broadway Revival Cast Recording) album art Various, Meredith Willson Various, Meredith Willson - The Music Man (2000 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)(CD, Album) Q Records (3) 92915-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
CLP 5062 Meredith Willson - Word's And Music From Meredith Willson's Smash Hit Musical Comedy The Music Man album art Meredith Willson Word's And Music From Meredith Willson's Smash Hit Musical Comedy The Music Man(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5062 Unknown Sell This Version
CS 8899, CSRP 8899 Meredith Willson - Here's Love (Hit Songs From The New Broadway Musical) album art The Merrill Staton Voices, Meredith Willson The Merrill Staton Voices, Meredith Willson - Here's Love (Hit Songs From The New Broadway Musical)(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia Special Products CS 8899, CSRP 8899 US Unknown Sell This Version
LL 3330, LL.3330 Meredith Willson - Meredith Willson's Here's Love album art Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra*, Meredith Willson Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra*, Meredith Willson - Meredith Willson's Here's Love(LP, Album, Mono) London Records, London Records LL 3330, LL.3330 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L70091, SL 70091 Meredith Willson Selections From The Broadway Hit Musical The Music Man(LP, Album) Lion Records (4), Lion Records (4) L70091, SL 70091 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

24625 Meredith Willson While We're Young / Kiss Me Goodnight(Shellac, 10") Decca 24625 US 1949 Sell This Version
991 Meredith Willson - The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man album art Meredith Willson The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man(7", EP) Capitol Records 991 US 1958 Sell This Version
844, 845 Meredith Wilson* / Ernie Heckscher Orch.* Meredith Wilson* / Ernie Heckscher Orch.* - Here's To Veterans(12", Transcription) The Veterans Administration, The Veterans Administration 844, 845 US 1965 Sell This Version
KIM 209CD Meredith Willson - Chicken Fat album art Meredith Willson Chicken Fat (Single) Kimbo Educational Records KIM 209CD US 2000 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Meredith Willson Meredith William's The Music Man Sampler(CD, Smplr) Atlantic none US 2000 Sell This Version