The Mel Brooks songbook : 23 songs from movies and shows : piano, vocal, guitar
|Format:||Music Score 2020|
|Availability:||On Order 1 copy|
(P/V/G Composer Collection). The great comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks wrote a song for his first movie, The Producers (1967). "It was the first real song I had ever written and I did it in a day." He would continue to write songs for The Twelve Chairs , Blazing Saddles , High Anxiety , To Be or Not to Be , The History of the World Part 1 , Spaceballs , and Robin Hood: Men in Tights . More songs were written for the Broadway musical versions of The Producers and Young Frankenstein . The composer/lyricist personally chose the songs for The Mel Brooks Songbook , which includes several photo stills from movies. It marks the first time several songs have ever been published, including "The French Mistake" ( Blazing Saddles ), "I'm Tired" ( Blazing Saddles ), "The Inquisition" ( The History of the World Part 1 ), and "Men in Tights" ( Robin Hood: Men in Tights ). When making The Twelve Chairs Mel Brooks realized, "it needed a title song for the opening credits sequence. I confessed to my wife, Anne Bancroft, that it was big stuff a grand emotional song that would capture the insanity, furor, and heartbreak of the film! I thought it was probably beyond me. 'Nonsense!' she yelled, 'Go up to the attic and write the title song and don't come back till you have it.' I dutifully went to the attic, sat down, and was blessed with 'Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst.' In my not-so-humble opinion, maybe the best lyrics I've ever written." The 23 songs in this collection have been arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames.
ContentsYoung Frankenstein. Alone / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Blazing saddles. Theme from Blazing saddles / words by Mel Brooks ; music by John Morris
Young Frankenstein. Deep love ; Young Frankenstein (London production). Frederick's soliloquy / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Blazing saddles. The French mistake / words and music by Mel Brooks
The producers. I wanna be a producer ; The twelve chairs. Hope for the best, expect the worst / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
High anxiety. High anxiety (main title) / words and music by Mel Brooks
The producers. Keep it gay / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Blazing saddles. I'm tired / words and music by Mel Brooks
The history of the world, part I. The Inquisition / words and music by Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham
Young Frankenstein (London production). It could work / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Robin Hood : men in tights. Marian / words and music by Mel Brooks and Hummie Mann
To be or not to be. Ladies / words and music by Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham
Young Frankenstein. Listen to your heart ; Robin Hood : men in tights. Men in tights / words and music by Mel Brooks
Retreat / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham
Spaceballs. Spaceballs (the animated series theme) ; The producers. Springtime for Hitler ; 'Til him ; That face ; The producers (film version). There's nothing like a show on Broadway ; The producers. When you got it, flaunt it / music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.
Motion picture music
-- Vocal scores with piano.
Motion picture music -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with guitar.
Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano.
Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with guitar.
Motion picture music.
|Publisher|| Milwaukee, WI :2020
1926- composer, lyricist, writer of preface.
Morris, John, 1926-2018, composer.
Graham, Ronny, composer, lyricist.
Mann, Hummie, composer, lyricist.
For voice(s) and piano, with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.
1 vocal score (150 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm