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  • 'But He Doesn't Know the Territory' : The Making of Meredith Willson's The Music Man

    By Meredith Willson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816667703
    • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    • Published: August 2009
    Composer Meredith Willson once described The Music Man as “an Iowan’s attempt to pay tribute to his home state.” Never once forgetting his roots, Willson reflects on the ups and downs, surprises and disappointments, and finally successes of the making of one of America’s most popular musicals. His whimsical, personable writing style will bring readers back in time with him to the 1950s to experience firsthand the exciting trials and tribulations of creating a Broadway masterpiece. A newfound admiration for The Music Man—and the man behind the music—is sure to follow.
  • And There I Stood with My Piccolo

    By Meredith Willson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816667697
    • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    • Published: August 2009
    This reprint from 1948 is the memoir of composer Meredith Willson's (1902-1984) early years, in which he recounts growing up in Iowa, playing the flute with John Philip Sousa's band and the New York Philharmonic, and his career composing for radio and film in Hollywood. He wrote The Music Man nine years later, which was inspired by his childhood in Iowa. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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