Song of Norway > Original Cast


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Song of Norway (9)
Music
Edvard Grieg (7)
Lyrics
George Forrest (151), Robert Wright (148)
Book
Milton Lazarus (3)

Recording Details

Date
November 1944
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Method
Studio
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Theatre/Venue
Imperial Theatre
Director
Charles K. Freeman (2)
Choreography
George Balanchine (2)
Conductor
Arthur Kay (6)
Music Director
Arthur Kay (6)
Orchestrations
Arthur Kay (6)
Vocal Arrangements
Arthur Kay (6)
Performer
Siegfried Arno (4), Sig Arno (3), Helena Bliss (7), Lawrence Brooks (9), Kitty Carlisle (18), Ken Edwards, Kent Edwards, Gwen Jones (3), Walter Kingsford (2), Ivy Scott (3), Robert Shafer (4)
Notes
Kitty Carlisle replaces Irra Petina from the OBC
Shortcode
[r2819]

Tracks also appear on these releases / recordings

Front Row Center - 1996 Compilation Album Strange Music

Releases (14)

Format
CD
Label
Decca 000247102
Released
2004-05-25
Barcode
0602498622483
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Producer
Brian Drutman (60)
Liner Notes
Brian Drutman (60)
Mastering
Doug Pomeroy (13)
Photography
Photofest (12)
# Tracks
18
Lists
51 collectors / 5 wish lists
History
3 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl2466]
1. Prelude -- Orchestra (4:22)
The Legend -- Robert Shafer
2. Hill of Dreams -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Robert Shafer (4:11)
3. Freddy and His Fiddle -- Kent Edwards, Gwen Jones, Chorus (3:11)
4. Now -- Kitty Carlisle, Chorus (4:16)
5. Strange Music -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks (4:26)
6. Midsummer's Eve -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer, Chorus (1:40)
7. March of the Trollgers -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer, Chorus (2:40)
8. Finale of Act I -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Ivy Scott, Robert Shafer, Chorus (4:33)
Hymn of Betrothal
Strange Music (Reprise)
Midsummer's Eve (Reprise)
9. Bon Vivant -- Sig Arno, Lawrence Brooks, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott, Chorus (4:20)
10. Three Loves -- Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle (2:55)
11. (FInaletto) Down Your Tea) -- Kitty Carlisle, Chorus (1:00)
12. (Finaletto) Nordraak's Farewell -- Robert Shafer, Kitty Carlisle, Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Chorus (4:26)
(FInaletto) Three Loves (Reprise) -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer, Chorus
13. I Love You -- Helena Bliss (2:04)
14. At Christmastime -- Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott, Helena Bliss, Chorus (2:18)
15. Song of Norway (Finale) -- Lawrence Brooks, Helena Bliss, Chorus (4:16)
Format
CD
Label
Sepia 1007
Released
2003-04-29
Barcode
5055122110071
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Also Contains
Roberta - 1944 Studio Cast (Kitty Carlisle)
Lists
15 collectors / 2 wish lists
History
4 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl4795]
1. Overture -- Orchestra and Male Chorus
song from Roberta
2. You're Devastating -- Alfred Drake with Chorus
song from Roberta
3. Yesterdays -- Kathryn Meisle with Chorus
song from Roberta
4. Something Had to Happen -- Paula Laurence and Alfred Drake
song from Roberta
5. The Touch of Your Hand -- Kitty Carlisle, Alfred Drake and Kathryn Meisle
song from Roberta
6. Fashion Show -- Alfred Drake with Chorus
song from Roberta
7. Don't Ask Me Not to Sing -- Alfred Drake with Male Chorus
8. I'll Be Hard to Handle -- Paula Laurence
song from Roberta
9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -- Kitty Carlisle and Alfred Drake
song from Roberta
10. Lovely to Look at -- Kitty Carlisle and Alfred Drake
song from Roberta
11. Let's Begin -- Paula Laurence and Alfred Drake
song from Roberta
12. Finale -- Kitty Carlisle and Alfred Drake
song from Roberta
13. Prelude -- Robert Shafer
14. Hill of Dreams -- Lawrence Brooks, Helena Bliss and Robert Shafer
15. Freddy and His Fiddle -- Kent Edwards, Gwen Jones and Chorus
16. Now -- Kitty Carlisle and Chorus
17. Strange Music -- Lawrence Brooks and Helena Bliss
18. Midsummer's Eve -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer and Chorus
19. March of the Trollgers -- Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer and Chorus
20. Hymn of Betrothal -- Ivy Scott, Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Shafer and Chorus
21. Bon Vivant -- Sig Arno, Lawrence Brooks and Chorus
22. Three Loves -- Kitty Carlisle, Lawrence Brooks and Chorus
23. Finaletto: Part 1 -- Kitty Carlisle, Lawrence Brooks and Chorus
24. Finaletto: Part 2 -- Nordraak
Three Loves (Reprise) -- Robert Shafer, Helena Bliss, Lawrence Brooks, Kitty Carlisle and Chorus
25. I Love You -- Helena Bliss, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott and Chorus
26. At Christmastime -- Helena Bliss, Walter Kingsford, Ivy Scott and Chorus
27. Finale -- Lawrence Brooks, Helena Bliss, Robert Shafer and Chorus

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Format
CD-R
Label
Master Classics
Released
2012-06-12
Country
US
Barcode
885686725948
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# Tracks
18
Lists
0 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl40107]
1. Prelude And Legend (A Minor Concerto)
2. Hill Of Dreams (A Minor Concerto)
3. Freddy & His Fiddle (Norwegian Dance No.2 Op. 35)
4. Now (Waltz Op. 12 And Violin Sonata No. 2)
5. Strange Music (Nocturne And Wedding Day In Troldhaugen)
6. Midsummer's Eve ('Twas On A Lovely Eve In June & Scherzo In E Minor)
7. March Of The Trollgers (Mountaineers' Song Halling In G Minor March Of The Dwarf)
8. Hymn Of Betrothal (To Spring) And Finale Act 1
9. Bon Vivant (Water Lily)
10. Three Loves (Albumblatt And Poem Erotique
11. Finaletto Part 1
12. Finaletto - Part 2
13. I Love You (Ich Liebe Dich)
14. At Christmastime (Woodland Wanderings)
15. Song Of Norway - Finale (Poem By Milton Lazarus)
16. I'll Remember April
17. These Foolish Things
18. I'll Get By
Format
CD
Label
Naxos Nostalgia 8.120879
Released
2009-03-30
Barcode
636943287927
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Also Contains
Song of Norway - 1944 Studio Cast (Irra Petina)
Lists
12 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl24271]
Format
CD
Label
Box Office ENBO-CD1696
Released
1996
Barcode
764805169620
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Notes
3 Kitty Carlisle bonus tracks
# Tracks
18
Length
61:00
Lists
14 collectors / 2 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl9850]
1. Prelude And Legend
2. Hill Of Dreams
3. Freddy & His Fiddle
4. Now
5. Strange Music
6. Midsummer's Eve
7. March Of The Trollgers
8. Hymn Of Betrothal/Finale Of Act 1
9. Bon Vivant
10. Three Loves
11. Finaletto: Part 1
12. Finaletto: Part 2-Nordraak's Farewell/Reprise Of Three Loves
13. I Love You
14. At Christmastime
15. Song Of Norway-Finale
16. I'll Remember April
17. These Foolish Things
18. I'll Get By
Format
LP
Label
MCA 1524
Released
1980
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# Tracks
12
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl21452]
Format
LP
Label
MCA 2032
Released
1972
Audio
Duophonic
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Liner Notes
Louis Untermeyer (13)
Notes
Some later copies stamped the catalog number MCA-1524 in gold on the front cover.
Lists
7 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11450]
Side One:
1. Prelude and Legend
2. Hill of Dreams
3. Freddy and His Fiddle (edited)
4. Now
5. Strange Music (edited)
6. Midsummer's Eve
Side Two
7. March of the Trollgers (edited) & Hymn of Betrothal
8. Bon Vivant (edited)
9. Three Loves & Finaletto: Down Your Tea
10.Nordraak's Farewell/Reprise:Three Loves
11.I Love You & At Christmastime
12. Song of Norway (Finale)
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 79019
Released
1959
Audio
Duophonic
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# Tracks
12
Lists
10 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl9849]
Format
LP
Label
Decca DL 9019
Released
1955
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# Tracks
12
Lists
14 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11449]
Format
3-45
Label
Decca ED 842
Released
1953
# Tracks
12
Lists
1 collector / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11451]
Format
6-78
Label
Decca DAU 737
Released
1949
Notes
Reissue of the original 12-inch 78's in a set of 6 Deccalite 10-inch records.
# Tracks
12
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11453]
Format
6-45
Label
Decca 9-1
Released
1949
Notes
This set of 6-45 rpm records duplicates the contents of the original 78-RPM album with one curious exception: The first part of the Finaletto (Down Your Tea) was left out (even though this section was included on the Lp editions.)
# Tracks
12
Lists
2 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11452]
Format
LP
Label
Decca DLP 8002
Released
1949
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Notes
For this Lp edition edits were made in seveal songs. The introductions to Freddy and his Fiddle and Strange Music were deleted. The dance music for The March of the Trollgers was eliminated, and the Opening of Act II was dropped leaving just the song Bon Vivant.

This edited version became the source for all Decca/MCA Lp releases. The Lp editions were NOT banded.
# Tracks
12
Lists
5 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl4149]
Format
6-78
Label
Decca DA 382
Released
1944
# Tracks
12
Lists
3 collectors / 0 wish lists
Shortcode
[rl11448]

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