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Field Of Stars

(Songs Of 
The Canadian Musical Theatre, 

Volume 1)


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“Field Of Stars” includes the sheet music to 17 Canadian Musical Theatre Songs, a CD of piano/vocal performances of each song, and a bonus CD of the individual piano accompaniments.

This compilation spans 52 years of Canadian Musical Theatre, from the 1952 production of Mavor Moore’s The Optimist to the 2004 Canadian national tour of Pélagie.

1. “Field Of Stars” (1986)
(music by Joey Miller, lyrics by James Saar)
from The Growing Season (book by James Saar)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Michael Mulrooney
Piano Performance by Michael Mulrooney
Vocal Performance by Jim Betts

2. “Live A Little Julia” (1997)
(music and lyrics by Leslie Arden)
From The Last Resort (book by Norm Foster)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Leslie Arden and David Thompson
Piano Performance by David Thompson
Vocal Performance by Glynis Ranney

3. “In The Sky” (1978)
(music and lyrics by John Gray)
from Billy Bishop Goes to War (by John Gray with Eric Peterson)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by John Gray
Piano/Vocal Transcription by Ed Henderson
Piano Performance by John Gray
Vocal Performance by John Gray

4. “Gee, I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me” (1965)
(music by Norman Campbell, lyrics by Elaine Campbell)
from Anne Of Green Gables (book and lyrics by Don Harron, additional lyrics by Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore; based on the novel by Lucy Maude Montgomery)
Piano Performance by Bob Ashley
Vocal Performance by Jennifer Toulmin

5. “Ashes To Ashes” (1990)
(music by Marek Norman, lyrics by Richard Ouzounian)
From Larry’s Party (book by Richard Ouzounian, based on the novel by Carol Shields)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Marek Norman
Piano Performance by Marek Norman
Vocal Performance by Marek Norman

6. “Jack’s House” (1993)
(music and lyrics by Cathy Elliott)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Cathy Elliott
Piano Performance by Cathy Elliott
Vocal Performance by Julain Molnar
From Fireweeds: Women Of The Yukon (book by Cathy Elliott)

7. “Entertain” (1976)
(music and lyrics by David Warrack)
From Counter Melody (by David Warrack)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by David Warrack
Piano Performance by David Warrack
Vocal Performance by Avery Saltzman

8. “Nostalgia” (1978)
(music by Bob Ashley, lyrics by Nancy Phillips)
From Lies and Other Lyrics (music by Bob Ashley, lyrics by Nancy Phillips)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Bob Ashley
Piano Performance by Bob Ashley
Vocal Performance by Charlotte Moore

9. “Home Away From Home” (1978)
(music and lyrics by Joey Miller)
from Eight To The Bar (book by Stephen Witkin)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Joey Miller
Piano Performance by David Warrack
Vocal Performance by Theresa Tova

10. “Starlight” (1979)
(music and lyrics by Jim Betts)
From On A Summer’s Night (by Jim Betts, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Stephen Woodjetts
Piano Performance by Bob Ashley
Vocal Performance by Jim Betts

11. “Plain Girls In Love” (1984)
(music and lyrics by John Gray)
from Don Messer’s Jubilee (by John Gray)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by John Gray
Piano/Vocal Transcription by Ed Henderson
Piano Performance by John Gray
Vocal Performance by Jane Mortifee

12. “Let The Night Begin” (1990)
(music by Marek Norman, lyrics by Richard Ouzounian)
From Dracula – A Chamber Musical (book by Richard Ouzounian, based on the novel by Bram Stoker)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Marek Norman
Piano Performance by Marek Norman
Vocal Performance by Melissa Thompson

13. “The Prenatal Course” (1985)
(music and lyrics by Jim Betts)
From The Moose That Roared (by Jim Betts)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Stephen Woodjetts
Piano Performance by Bob Ashley
Vocal Performance by Charlotte Moore

14. “Dress Up” (2002)
(music by Jay Turvey and Paul Sportell, lyrics by Morwyn Brebner)
From Little Mercy’s First Murder (book by Morwyn Brebner)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Paul Sportelli
Piano Performance by Paul Sportelli
Vocal Performance by Lisa Atkinson

15. “A Matter Of Taste” (1956)
(music and lyrics by Mavor Moore)
from The Optimist (by Mavor Moore; based on Voltaire’s Candide)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Bob Ashley
Piano Performance by Bob Ashley
Vocal Performance by Avery Saltzman

16. “The Dancing Is Done” (2003)
(music by Allen Cole, Lyrics by Vincent De Tourdonnet)
From Pélagie (book by Vincent De Tourdonnet and Allen Cole)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Allen Cole
Piano Performance by Allen Cole
Vocal Performance by Susan Gilmour

17. “The World Is Changing” (1993)
(music and lyrics by Leslie Arden)
From The House Of Martin Guerre (book by Leslie Arden and Anna Theresa Cascio)
Piano/Vocal Arrangement by Leslie Arden
Piano Performance by Leslie Arden
Vocal Performance by Brent Carver

Compiled and edited by Jim Betts
Forward by Mavor Moore
Book Design by Cathy Elliott
CD produced by Paul Mills
Additional CD production by Ed Henderson
Music Copied by Rick Tonogai

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