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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T-1110 Meredith Willson's Marching Band — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson Meredith Willson's Marching Band (Album) Capitol Records T-1110 US 1957 Sell This Version
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T 991, T-991 The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man — Meredith Willson 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
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SWAO-990, SWAO990 The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records SWAO-990, SWAO990 US 1958 Sell This Version
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T 1320  . . . And Then I Wrote The Music Man — Meredith Willson Rini* And Meredith Willson Rini* And Meredith Willson - . . . And Then I Wrote The Music Man Capitol Records T 1320 US 1959 Sell This Version
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SWAO1509, SWAO-1509 The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Original Broadway Cast  — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Original Broadway Cast (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SWAO1509, SWAO-1509 US 1960 Sell This Version
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CLP 1444 The Music Man - Original London Cast — Meredith Willson 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
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BS 1459 The Music Man - Original Soundtrack — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Soundtrack (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 1459 US 1962 Sell This Version
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W-990, WAO990 The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast(LP, Album, Mono, ) Capitol Records, Capitol Records W-990, WAO990 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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KOL 6000 Here's Love (Original Broadway Cast) — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson Here's Love (Original Broadway Cast) (Album) Columbia Masterworks KOL 6000 US 1963 Sell This Version
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W-90048, M 90048 The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The MGM Sound Track Album) — Meredith Willson 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 W-90048, M 90048 US 1964 Sell This Version
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DEL-25413 Mr. Sousa - A Unique Sound Portrait Of The Man And His Music. — Meredith Willson John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Frank Simon (13), Frank Sullivan, Tony Thomas (5) John Philip Sousa, Helen Sousa Abert, Meredith Willson, Frank Simon (13), Frank Sullivan, Tony Thomas (5) - Mr. Sousa - A Unique Sound Portrait Of The Man And His Music.(LP) Delos DEL-25413 US 1975 Sell This Version
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CD-80276 Meredith Willson's The Music Man — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson - Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Meredith Willson - Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Meredith Willson's The Music Man(CD, Album) Telarc Digital CD-80276 US 1991 Sell This Version
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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
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8.559006 Symphony No. 1 In F Minor, 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" (Album) Naxos 8.559006 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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92915-2 The Music Man (2000 Broadway Revival Cast Recording) — Meredith Willson Various, Meredith Willson Various, Meredith Willson - The Music Man (2000 Broadway Revival Cast Recording) (Album) Q Records (3) 92915-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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8.120886 The Music Man (Original Broadway Cast Recording 1957) — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music Man (Original Broadway Cast Recording 1957)(CD, Album, Mono) Naxos Musicals 8.120886 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
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CLP 5062 Music & Lyrics from Meredith Willson's Smash Hit Musical Comedy The Music Man — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson Music & Lyrics from Meredith Willson's Smash Hit Musical Comedy The Music Man(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5062 US Unknown Sell This Version
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CS 8899, CSRP 8899 Here's Love (Hit Songs From The New Broadway Musical) — Meredith Willson 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
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M 99 Hits From Meredith Willson's The Music Man — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson Hits From Meredith Willson's The Music Man(LP, Mono) Spin-O-Rama M 99 US Unknown Sell This Version
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LL 3330, LL.3330 Meredith Willson's Here's Love — Meredith Willson 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 US Unknown Sell This Version
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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
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Singles & EPs

24625 Meredith Willson While We're Young / Kiss Me Goodnight(Shellac, 10") Decca 24625 US 1949 Sell This Version
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991 The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music From Meredith Willson's The Music Man(7", EP) Capitol Records 991 US 1958 Sell This Version
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S 1459 The Music Man - Original Soundtrack — Meredith Willson Meredith Willson The Music Man - Original Soundtrack(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records S 1459 US 1962 Sell This Version
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844, 845 Here's To Veterans — Meredith Willson 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