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Meredith Willson

Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American flutist, composer, conductor, musical arranger, bandleader, playwright, and author. He is best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the 1957 hit Broadway musical The Music Man. He wrote two other Broadway musicals and composed symphonies and popular songs. He was twice nominated for Academy Awards for film scores.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 18, 1902 (Mason City), Died June 15, 1984 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, lyricist, flute

Notes: Composer, conductor, flutist, and lyricist.

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PCS-09446 12-in. 5/12/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson ; Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor PCS-09450 12-in. 5/7/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor PCS-09451 12-in. 5/7/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor PCS-09452 12-in. 5/7/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor PCS-09453 12-in. 5/7/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor PCS-09454 12-in. 5/7/1937 San Francisco symphony Meredith Willson Re-recording : Orchestra composer, conductor  
Victor BS-064473 10-in. 6/25/1941 You and I Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-066176 10-in. 7/2/1941 You and I Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-066431 10-in. 6/27/1941 You and I Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-067579 10-in. 8/15/1941 Two in love Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067651 10-in. 8/19/1941 Two in love Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor E0VB-6281 10-in. 12/13/1950 May the good Lord bless and keep you Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Columbia W98324 12-in. 3/31/1927 Villanelle Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with flute and piano instrumentalist, flute  
Columbia W98325 12-in. 3/31/1927 Berceuse Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with flute and piano instrumentalist, flute  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Willson, Meredith," accessed May 18, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100050.

Willson, Meredith. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100050.

"Willson, Meredith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100050

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