WorldCat Identities

Willson, Meredith 1902-1984

Overview
Works: 1,223 works in 2,351 publications in 3 languages and 21,346 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Musicals  Comedy films  History  Romance films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Historical films  Original cast recordings 
Roles: Author, Composer, msd, Lyricist, Librettist, Conductor, Performer, Musician, Writer of accompanying material, Arranger, Narrator, Other, Actor, Editor, Contributor, ard, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Meredith Willson
 
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Most widely held works by Meredith Willson
The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

36 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers. Satirical comedy, Chaplin's first talkie
The music man by Meredith Willson( Recording )

64 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture / Rock Island (5:27) -- Iowa stubborn (1:57) -- Ya got trouble (3:46) -- Piano lesson (1:56) -- Goodnight my someone (2:43) -- Seventy-six trombones (3:00) -- Sincere (1:38) -- The sadder but wiser girl for me (1:40) -- Pick-a-little, talk-a-little (1:55) -- Goodnight ladies / Marian the librarian (2:42) -- My white knight (3:01) -- Wells Fargo wagon (2:11) -- It's you (1:23) -- Shipoopi (2:10) -- Lida Rose / Will I ever tell you? (4:13) -- Gary, Indiana (1:24) -- Till there was you (2:44) -- Finale (2:16)
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter
The music man by Meredith Willson( Book )

38 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Hill is a con artist who pretends to sell band equipment in the small town of River City, but falls in love with Marian the librarian in the process. Realizing this love, he surprises the town by actually putting together a boys band, which wasn't his initial plan. The town forgives him and embraces the relationship between Harold and Marian
The music man, a musical comedy by Meredith Willson( )

22 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsinkable Molly Brown by Meredith Willson( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the musical comedy, which has score and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Meredith Willson's The music man : original Broadway cast by Meredith Willson( Recording )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor" Harold Hill is a con man who comes to River City, IA, in the weeks just prior to the 1912 Fourth of July celebration. Persuading the town that the youth of River City is in great danger of being corrupted, Hill convinces them that their need to organization a boy's band, with himself as a leader. Hill promises to teach the kids how to make music by utilizing his revolutionary "Think System." There's only one problem: the professor doesn't know one note from another
The unsinkable Molly Brown( Visual )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly is a poor, uneducated girl who leaves her mountain home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both and proceeds to take turn-of-the-century Denver by storm and become one of the more unlikely heroines of her time
The unsinkable Molly Brown by Meredith Willson( Recording )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original motion picture soundtrack
Meredith Willson's The music man : original soundtrack by Meredith Willson( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 by Meredith Willson( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsinkable Molly Brown : a musical comedy by Meredith Willson( )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers
Meredith Willson's The Music man by Meredith Willson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately--and romantically--backfires
With the Beatles by Beatles( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music man : original Broadway cast recording by Meredith Willson( Recording )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal selections from the music man by Meredith Willson( )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocal selection is a collection of all of the major songs from a Broadway show. Each song is arranged for piano and voice. Many vocal selections also feature photos from the original stage production of the show
Here's love : original Broadway cast by Meredith Willson( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music man : Original soundtrack by Meredith Willson( Recording )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In light of all the hit Broadway musicals that have stumbled in their translation to the big screen, The Music Man stands out as an exception; it is one of the best-loved movie musicals of all time. A great deal of the credit goes to composer Meredith Willson, who resisted studio pressure to hire a big name for the title role (Frank Sinatra or Cary Grant) in favor of the Tony-winning stage star, Robert Preston, who turns in one of Hollywood's most magical performances as the spellbinder who hoodwinks a small town in Iowa. Shirley Jones did not perform the show on Broadway, but she had cut her teeth as a musical ingenue in the films of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Carousel and gives Marian the librarian a lovely voice and charming personality. Most importantly, Willson's score combines marching bands and barbershop quartets to capture perfectly the spirit of America's heartland at the turn of the century. A classic."--
 
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The little foxes
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The little foxesThe music man, a musical comedyThe unsinkable Molly BrownThe unsinkable Molly Brown : a musical comedyMeredith Willson's The Music manVocal selections from the music man"But he doesn't know the territory."
Alternative Names
Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson 1902-1984

Meredith Willson Amerikaans dirigent (1902-1984)

Meredith Willson compositeur, librettiste, auteur, flûtiste, chef d'orchestre

Meredith Willson compositor estadounidense

Meredith Willson compositor estatunidenc

Meredith Willson compositore, direttore d'orchestra e librettista statunitense

Meredith Willson compozitor american

Meredith Willson US-amerikanischer Musical- und Schlagerkomponist

Meredith Willson usona komponisto

Meredith Wilson

Reiniger Meredith 1902-1984

Reiniger Robert Meredith 1902-1984

Reininger, Robert Meredith

Willson, Meredith 1902-

Willson, R. Meredith

Willson, R. Meredith 1902-1984

Willson, Robert Meredith

Willson Robert Meredith 1902-1984

Willson Robert Reiniger Meredith

Willson, Robert Reiniger Meredith 1902-1984

Wilson, Meredith.

Wilson, Meredith 1902-1984

Вильсон М.

Вильсон, М 1902-1984

Мередит Уиллсон

Уилсон, Мередит 1902-1984

ווילסון, מרדיט 1902-1984

ווילסון, מרדית 1902-1984

וילסון, מרדיט 1902-1984

וילסון, מרדית 1902-1984

מרדיט ווילסון מלחין אמריקאי

ميرديث ويلسون ملحن أمريكي

메레디스 윌슨 1902-1984

윌슨, 메레디스 1902-1984

ウィルソン

メレディス・ウィルソン

梅里迪斯·威爾遜

Languages
English (375)

French (9)

German (3)