Los Angeles, CA—April 21, 2017
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is thrilled to release four new choral arrangements from the critically-acclaimed and highly-awarded motion picture La La Land. These exciting arrangements from La La Land are sure to be a hit with both singers and audiences. Each song is available for SATB, SAB, and SSA voices.
“Another Day of Sun” arranged by Jacob Narverud, is the optimistic opening number from La La Land. Who can forget those boisterous singing and dancing motorists on L.A.’s jammed 110 freeway at the start of the 2016 box office smash? This dynamic arrangement captures the excitement of the score with rhythmic drive, varied choral textures, and a rousing accompaniment. A perfect opener or closer, and a golden opportunity for choreography!
The cast of La La Land gets all dolled up and heads to a lavish Hollywood Hills party during “Someone in the Crowd,” arranged by Alan Billingsley. The lively tempo, jazzy feel, and cheeky lyrics are fantastically fun and fuel the fire to become (or find) that someone special amongst a crowd of hopefuls.
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” arranged by Andy Beck, is the stunning, emotional showcase for actress Emma Stone in her award-winning performance as Mia. Nominated for Best Original Song, the poignant piece tells the story of one woman’s life and acknowledges the dreamer in all of us.
And “City of Stars,” arranged by Jay Althouse, is the Academy Award-winning, instantly recognizable signature song. Winner of Best Original Song at the Academy Awards®, the Golden Globes, and the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, this melancholy yet hopeful ballad features a haunting tune and a distinctive piano accompaniment that are instantly recognizable and extremely well suited for choral groups.
“Another Day of Sun,” “Someone in the Crowd,” “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” and “City of Stars” are all available in SATB, SAB, and SSA voicings, and with corresponding SoundTrax CDs at music retail stores, online retailers, and alfred.com.
Review copies are available upon request.