Leonard Bernstein is amply represented by selections from Candide, Mass, On the Town, Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Side Story, and Wonderful Town. Featuring 12 songs never before published, including cut songs from musicals. With a biography of the composer, and historical and plot notes about each show and song.
"This collection of Leonard Bernstein's theatre music from Boosey & Hawkes includes the well-known songs from West Side Story and Candide alongside less ubiquitous pieces: from Peter Pan, On The Town, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wonderful Town, Mass and other shows, including songs cut from the final version of musicals and others never before published.
The editors have divided the collection into three volumes - High voice, Medium/Low voice and Duets & Ensembles - and each contains detailed notes on the musicals and songs featured. This is an informative, clearly-laid out and enjoyable collection of some of Bernstein's best-loved music."