Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Broadway Celebrates the Big Apple

Jim Flora's 1954 cosmopolitan woodcut, Manhattan, has been adapted for the cover of a new music folio. Broadway Celebrates The Big Apple: Over 100 Years of Show Tunes About New York City, was launched January 5 by Alfred Publishing Co. Cary Ginell, Associate Editor for Popular Music at Alfred, is a Flora fan who discussed image licensing with us last year. After reviewing samples, Ginell deemed the Manhattan cityscape ideally suited for this developing project.

The book contains piano-vocal-chord charts for 42 Tin Pan Alley classics. As the title suggests, the repertoire covers over a century: from 1904 ("Give My Regards to Broadway") to 2006 ("Another Saturday Night in New York)". The interim years are represented by "Harlem Serenade" (1937), "Give It Back to the Indians" (1939), "Lounging at the Waldorf" (1978), "Welcome to Brooklyn" (1993), and dozens more.

Broadway Celebrates the Big Apple is available now from Alfred online, or from Amazon (shipping in February).

Manhattan limited edition fine art prints are available, now in two color versions: red and blue.

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