The Mel Brooks songbook : 23 songs from movies and shows
by Brooks, Mel, 1926-
|Format:||Music Score 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
(P/V/G Composer Collection). The great comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks wrote a song for his first movie, The Producers (1967). "It was the first real song I had ever written and I did it in a day." He would continue to write songs for The Twelve Chairs , Blazing Saddles , High Anxiety , To Be or Not to Be , The History of the World Part 1 , Spaceballs , and Robin Hood: Men in Tights . More songs were written for the Broadway musical versions of The Producers and Young Frankenstein . The composer/lyricist personally chose the songs for The Mel Brooks Songbook , which includes several photo stills from movies. It marks the first time several songs have ever been published, including "The French Mistake" ( Blazing Saddles ), "I'm Tired" ( Blazing Saddles ), "The Inquisition" ( The History of the World Part 1 ), and "Men in Tights" ( Robin Hood: Men in Tights ). When making The Twelve Chairs Mel Brooks realized, "it needed a title song for the opening credits sequence. I confessed to my wife, Anne Bancroft, that it was big stuff a grand emotional song that would capture the insanity, furor, and heartbreak of the film! I thought it was probably beyond me. 'Nonsense!' she yelled, 'Go up to the attic and write the title song and don't come back till you have it.' I dutifully went to the attic, sat down, and was blessed with 'Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst.' In my not-so-humble opinion, maybe the best lyrics I've ever written." The 23 songs in this collection have been arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames.
ContentsYoung Frankenstein. Alone
Blazing saddles. Theme from Blazing saddles
Young Frankenstein. Deep love
Young Frankenstein (London production). Frederick's soliloquy
Blazing saddles. The French mistake
High anxiety. High anxiety
The twelve chairs. Hope for the best, expect the worst
The producers. I wanna be a producer
Blazing saddles. I'm tired
The history of the world, part I. The Inquisition
Young Frankenstein (London production). It could work
The producers. Keep it gay
To be or not to be. Ladies
Young Frankenstein. Listen to your heart
Robin Hood : men in tights. Marian ; Men in tights
Spaceballs (TV series). Spaceballs
The producers. Springtime for Hitler ; That face
The producers (film version). There's nothing like a show on Broadway
The producers. 'Til him ; When you got it, flaunt it.
Motion picture music
-- Vocal scores with piano.
Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano.
Motion picture music.
|Publisher|| Milwaukee, WI :Hal Leonard,2020
|Other Titles|| Songs.
For voice(s) and piano, with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.
Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, in part with others.
1 vocal score (150 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm