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About the Song
This was a song written for The Golden Apple, a musical adaptation of both the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, with music by Jerome Moross and lyrics by John Treville Latouche. The show was one of the first musicals produced at the Off-Broadway Phoenix Theatre (in March 1954) and moved up to Broadway on April 20, 1954 at the Alvin Theater where the cerebral and through-sung musical played for only 125 performances despite rave reviews. The original production starred Kaye Ballard as Helen, and Stephen Douglass as Ulysses. The production won the Best Musical award from the New York Drama Critics Circle, and the lyrics are much praised. Jerome Moross (August 1, 1913 – July 27, 1983) was an American-born composer for the stage, and a composer, conductor and orchestrator for motion pictures. He was born in New York City in 1913. He became a talented piano player and composed music for the theater. In.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Jerome Moross (August 1, 1913 – July 27, 1983) was an American-born composer for the stage, and a composer, conductor and orchestrator for motion pictures. He was born in New York City in 1913. He became a talented piano player and composed music for the theater. In the 1940s he began to work in Hollywood, where he would compose music for 16 films from 1948 to 1969. His best known film score is that for the 1958 movie The Big Country, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score. According to Moross, he composed the main title after recalling a walk he took in the flat lands around Albuquerque shortly before he moved to Hollywood in the late 1930s. Among his other works include the music for the films The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Cardinal (1963), and Rachel, Rachel (1968). He also composed the main theme to the 3rd-8th seasons of the TV series Wagon Train and was a composer on many other films. He also orchestrated for other composers, including such films as Our Town for Aaron Copland and The Best Years of Our Lives for Hugo W Friedhofer. Moross's concert works include a symphony, a sonata for two.
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