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Age Of Not Believing - The (ver. 1) by Richard M Sherman - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"The Age of Not Believing" is an Academy Award-nominated song written by Robert and Richard Sherman for the 1971, Walt Disney musical film production Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Angela Lansbury sings the song in the motion picture. In the lyrics, Lansbury's character "Eglantine" expresses how as one grows up, he loses his belief in magic. The song works on two levels, both on the microcosmic, personal level and also thematically for the whole film. For it is an insecure, adolescent Britain, entering into a new, more rational age who must learn to borrow from its own past magic in order to overcome the tremendous challenge which is before it. When the characters in the film finally learn to trust in Eglantine's magic they are able to achieve their goals and Britain is saved from the Nazis. The song earned the Sherman Brothers an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, (though it lost to Isaac.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928; see also: "Sherman Brothers") is an American songwriter who specializes in musical film with his brother Robert Bernard Sherman. Some of the Sherman Brothers' best-known writing includes the songs from Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose and the theme park song, "It's a Small World (after all)". Richard Morton Sherman was born in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Rosa & Al Sherman. Together with his older brother Robert, "The Sherman Brothers" would eventually follow in their songwriting father's footsteps to form a long-lasting songwriting partnership. "The Age of Not Believing" is an Academy Award-nominated song written by Robert and Richard Sherman for the 1971, Walt Disney musical film production Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Angela Lansbury sings the song in the motion picture. In the lyrics, Lansbury's character "Eglantine" expresses how as one grows up, he loses his belief in magic. The song works on two levels, both on the microcosmic, personal level and also thematically for the whole film. For it is an insecure, adolescent.
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