Roses in the Rain
New York: Barton Music Corp. 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Sheet Music. Format is approximately 9.125 inches by 12 inches. Four pages (Front cover, interior pages have the words and music to Roses in the Rain and back cover has an excerpt from A Thousand and One Nights by Ted Mossman and Jack Sega., based on Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakoff. Illustrated front cover has a lard photograph of Frank Sinatra next to a CBS microphone. Cover has some wear, soiling, and a previous owner's name blacked out twice. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes", Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He is among the world's best-selling music artists with an estimated 150 million record sales. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. He received eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Sinatra was included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century" and he continues to be regarded as an iconic figure. Albert T. Frisch composed such songs as “Two Different Worlds,” “This Is No Laughing Matter” and “I Won't Cry Any More.” Mr. Frisch, who started as a saxophonist and pianist, entered the Army in World War as a musician, but transferred to radar operator with an antiaircraft unit’ and won five battle stars in the campaigns of the Third Army across Europe. He wrote a weekly column, “Music in Print,” for Billboard magazine. He composed the music for “Bordello,” a musical based on the life of the artist Toulouse Lautrec. Mr. Frisch also wrote special music for television shows. Fred Wise (1915–1966) was the co-writer of the lyrics to the 1948 song "'A' — You're Adorable" with Buddy Kaye. He subsequently wrote many of the songs sung by Elvis Presley in his movies. Frankie Carle (born Francis Nunzio Carlone, March 25, 1903 – March 7, 2001) was an American pianist and bandleader. As a very popular bandleader in the 1940s and 1950s, Carle was nicknamed "The Wizard of the Keyboard". "Sunrise Serenade" was Carle's best-known composition, rising to No. 1 in the US in 1938 and selling more than one million copies. During World War II, he participated in the V-Disc program, making recordings which were released by the U.S. War Department. He introduced V-Disc No. 210A which featured his new composition "Moonlight Whispers". "Sunrise Serenade" was released as a V-Disc by the U.S. War Department in July, 1944 as No. 230A in a new recording by Frankie Carle and his Orchestra. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Song, Sheet Music, Frank Sinatra, Lyrics, Composers, Roses, Rain, Clouds, Skies, Raindrops, Stroll, Showers, Flowers, Umbrella, Dreams, Rainbow, Sunlight, Petals