From the songs to the arrangements, it’s all in one volume. Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (long-time collaborators in both the Broadway and Hollywood worlds) penned some of the most-beloved and enduring songs ever. Film composer Herbert Stothart was then tasked to take that material and weave the melodies into the musical fabric. No stone was left unturned and every member of the orchestra is given melodies to play, alongside very clever orchestral accompaniment. Included in the score is an analysis of each musical cue preceded by a brief history. As always, scene descriptions run along the top staff to aid in following the score with the film, or just with the soundtrack. Something new included is a piano reference staff underneath the main orchestral layout that composers will find invaluable. Composers will find this distilled information useful for a quick study reference. This way, the harmonies will be easy to understand, while the composer can glance up at the orchestration. Take a peek at some sample pages. Long-time customers will notice a stunning new layout design with less obtrusive time signatures. New look, new fonts, but same quality. 460 pages, 9×12 inches. Paperbound, printed in U.S.A.