THE ANDY WILLIAMS COLLECTION

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams (1927—2012) was an American singer with a career spanning more than seven decades. In 1938 he and his three older brothers joined forces to become the Williams Brothers quartet. They sang with Bing Crosby on a hit record (“Swinging on a Star”) and appeared in four musical films. In 1947, the brothers became (singer, actor, composer, author and vocal arranger) Kay Thompson’s backup singers—they debuted with her in Las Vegas and within a year were the world’s highest-paid nightclub acts. [At MGM Kay was the vocal coach to Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne who many other stars.] After Andy launched his solo career in 1953, Kay coached him and wrote many songs and arrangements for him, including “Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells” (available to rent on the Christmas Songs page).

During his prolific career Andy recorded 43 albums—15 went gold and 3 went platinum; his worldwide record sales topped 100 million. From 1962 to 1971 he hosted “The Andy Williams Show,” a television variety show which won three Emmy awards. His frequent Christmas specials and eight Christmas albums earned Williams the appellation “Mr. Christmas.” He is, perhaps, most remembered for his rendition of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s “Moon River.” In 1992, to honor the song, he named his theater in Branson, Missouri “The Moon River Theater.” Andy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in 2008, he received the “Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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♫ Academy-Award Winning Song Medley

The recording features Jeremy Jordan singing (in a live performance) with the Corpus Christi Pops in the Park in 2018.

AUTHORS: “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” Music by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster; “Mona Lisa” Music and Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston; “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; “All The Way” Music by Jimmy Van Heusen, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; “Moon River” Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Arranged by Johnny Mandel

KEYS: “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing:” F; “Mona Lisa:” F; “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe:” C; “All the Way:” G-flat going to G; “Moon River:” E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1(=Picc) 2.2.2.A(=Fl+Picc), A(=AltFl)T, T(=Bn) (=BsCl) 4 Hns, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns(3rd is BsTbn), Tuba; 3 Perc(4.2.1)[Timp, Glock, BsDr, Xylo, SnDrum, Sus Cym, Crash Cym, Bongos, Triangle[opt]]. Hp, Pno, Gtr, Rhythm Bs, Drum Kit, Voc, Strings (11.Vla1-2(4.4).Clo1-2(4.4).2

♫ Alfie

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Arranged by Nick DeCaro

KEY: C Major

INSTRUMENTATION: AltSx/2.2.2.0, Perc(3)(Timp, Vibes); Hp, Pno; 3Gtrs, Rhythm Bs, Drs, Vocal Group; Strings (6,5,4,4,2)

♫ A Time For Us ("Romeo & Juliet" Theme)

Music by Nino Rota, Lyrics by Larry Kusik & Eddie Snyder

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♫ Born Free

Music by John Barry, Lyrics by Don Black

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♫ Can't Get Used to Losing You

Music & Lyrics by Jerome “Doc” Pomus and Mort Shuman

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♫ Can't Help Falling in Love With You

Music & Lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss

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♫ Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

Music & Lyrics by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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♫ Charade

Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

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♫ Days of Wine and Roses

Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Orchestrated by Dave Grusin

KEY: F

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,0,4(IV=BsClar( / 3,3,2,0 / Drs,Gtr / Strings

♫ Dear Heart

Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston

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♫ Hawaiian Wedding Song

Music & Lyrics by Charles E. King

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♫ I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Music by George Cory, Lyrics by Douglass Cross

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♫ It's a Most Unusual Day

Music by Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics by Harold Adamson

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♫ Lara's Theme ("Somewhere My Love")

Music by Maurice Jarre, Lyeics by Paul Francis Webster

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♫ Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

Music by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

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♫ Love Story (Where Do I Begin?)

Music by Francis Lai, Lyrics by Carl Sigman

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♫ May Each Day

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♫ Moon River

Music by Henry Mancini, Lyric by Johnny Mercer

Arranged by Artie Butler, Orchestrated by Patrick Russ

KEYS: C going to D-flat, also D-flat going to D

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2(2nd=EH),2,2 / 4,3,3,1 / Timp, Perc:[Vibes,Glock,SusCym,Chimes], Piano, Guitar, Rhythm Bass, Drums / Harp / Strings

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Music & Lyrics by Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliviero

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♫ Music to Watch Girls By

Music by Sid Ramin, Lyrics by Tony Velona

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♫ Speak Softly Love (Theme from "The Godfather")

Music by Nino Rota, Lyrics by Larry Kusik

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♫ The Impossible Dream

Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion

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♫ The Look of Love

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

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♫ The Summer Knows (Theme from "The Summer of 1942")

Music by Michel Legrand, Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman

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INSTRUMENTATION: Rd1–6 (Cl+AltSx, Fl, Cl+TenSx, Cl+TenSx, BsCl+BarSx, CbsCl+BsSx, 2 Perc [Timpani Drum Kit].3.4.3.0/ Hp, Pno, Synth ,Gtr, Vocal, Strings (Vlns, Vla, Vc Cb)

♫ Try to Remember

Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones

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