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 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

We continue our series of sheet music covers with the works of DAVID RAKSIN.

Previous posts have featured:
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=96853&forumID=1&archive=0

We would appreciate any additions to sheet music by DAVID RAKSIN not included in this post.

All images courtesy of the collection of RICHARD KRAFT except where noted.


THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Love is for the Very Young- Theme of)


THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Love is for the Very Young- Theme of)
Note: Cover Variation


BEN CASEY (Theme from)
Note TV Theme


FALLEN ANGEL (Slowly) lyrics by Kermit Goell


LAURA lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Note: Hal McIntyer Cover


LAURA lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Note: Woody Herman Cover


AURA lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Note: Tommy Dorsey Cover


SYLVIA lyrics by Paul Francis Webster


SYLVIA lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Note: British Cover


UNTIL THEY SAIL lyrics by Sammy Cahn


THE TIMELESS MELODIES OF DAVID RAKSIN
Note: Music Book
Contains: I wish -- Slowly -- Laura -- Laura : piano solo -- My love and I -- Will you be my valentine -- Suddenly -- Song of the wind -- If you remember me -- You can't go home again -- Lonely rider -- Sylvia -- Fall in love -- How shall we begin -- Mother & Father waltzing -- Tell me that you love me -- Tchaikovski at twilight -- A song after sundown -- That's loneliness -- Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing here -- Love is for the very young : piano solo -- The bad & the beautiful -- Mirror, mirror, mirror -- Woodpecker waltz.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Of course SAMMY CAHN was a fine well known lyricist who did lyrics for many great songs from films and away from films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

I love most of those films!! "The Bad and the Beautiful" was soap, purely and simply, but enjoyable nevertheless. Kirk Douglas is always a ham. "Love is for the very young". That makes me laugh heartily. A bit like "love means never having to say you're sorry"?

One thing about being older (cough) is that you realize the capacity to fall in love is just as strong as it was when you were 18 - rather alarmingly!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

"Love is for the Very Young" was Raksin's own title for his piece - when Dory Langdon Previn later wrote lyrics for it, she retitled the song "The Bad and the Beautiful." It's a very nice lyric, with a distinctly world-weary bent to it, though I still prefer thinking of it as a wordless "siren song," as Raksin had originally written it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

"Love is for the Very Young" was Raksin's own title for his piece - when Dory Langdon Previn later wrote lyrics for it, she retitled the song "The Bad and the Beautiful." It's a very nice lyric, with a distinctly world-weary bent to it, though I still prefer thinking of it as a wordless "siren song," as Raksin had originally written it.

Well, I didn't know that. Thanks for the information!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   sheetmusicman   (Member)

It is also interesting how many variations there are to something like LAURA featuring covers using photos of various band leaders like Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman.

Definitely film music promotion from another area. And undoubtedly a contributing factor to the enduring popularity of a film theme from 69 years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER WAS ANOTHER TOP NOTCH LYRICIST.

 
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