LES BAXTER - INSCRIBED SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 181995
Sale Price $198.00
Printed sheet music for his song "The Best Gift of All", signed by the composer with "Best Wishes" to a reverend and his wife
Inscribed sheet music signed: "To Rev. + Mrs. Britton [drawn musical note]/Best Wishes, Les Baxter", in blue felt tip, 8½x11 (2 pages). Sheet music for his song "The Best Gift of All". Les Baxter (1922-1996) was a concert pianist and pop singer before finding his true calling as a conductor and arranger. His orchestra scored hit singles in the mid-1950s: "Unchained Melody," "Wake the Town and Tell the People," and "The Poor People of Paris". He composed the theme song to TV's Lassie, and arranged film scores as diverse as Beach Party and The Dunwich Horror. He composed music for theme parks. Throughout his music career, Baxter championed the exotic music movement, "packaged tours in sound" which would permit suburbanites to feel taboo emotions and view pagan ceremonies without leaving the comfort of their living rooms. Music of the Moon (1947) and Ports of Pleasure (1957) were theme albums in this genre. Tape on right margin affixing back sheet to front. Toned. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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