Oklahoma! Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Sheet Music?

Looking for the perfect piece of music to set the mood for a beautiful morning in Oklahoma? Look no further than “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from the musical Oklahoma!. This classic song is sure to get your day started off right!

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Introduction

Oklahoma! is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers and lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on the book Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. It tells the story of farmers and cowboys living in Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1943 and was made into a film in 1955.

“Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” is one of the most famous songs from Oklahoma!. The song is about how the protagonist, Curly, feels when he wakes up in the morning and sees the beauty all around him.

History of the song

“Oklahoma!” is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns Laurey’s friend Ado Annie Carnes and her handsome beau, Will Parker.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and set a record for the longest-running musical at the time. It ran for 2,212 performances, beating the record set by Hammerstein’s previous musical, Show Boat. Its success launched a half-century of successful Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals on Broadway and elsewhere.

The 1949 stage adaptation was released as a motion picture starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in 1955. Rodger’s score includes some of his most popular songs, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'”, “People Will Say We’re in Love” and ” Surrey with the Fringe on Top”.

Lyrics

Oklahoma!
Oh, what a beautiful morning
Oh, what a beautiful day
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’
Everythin’s goin’ my way

Themes

The themes of the show include farmers and farm life, the Dulles Brothers rivalry, love and marriage, and prejudice. Oklahoma! is one of the first musicals to realistically portray ordinary Americans in a musical setting. It was also one of the first Broadway shows to use folk music to further the plot.

The musical score

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for a then-unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Oscar-winning 1955 film adaptation.

The score of Oklahoma! includes some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-known songs, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “People Will Say We’re in Love”.

The film version

The film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! was released in 1955. It starred Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, and Gloria Grahame. The movie was a box office success and received critical acclaim. It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song for “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'”, and was nominated for four other Oscars.

The stage production

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Indian Territory, in 1906,[1] it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors. A secondary romance concerns Curly McLain and Laurey’s friend, Ado Annie Carnes.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and set a record for the longest-running musical at the time (which was later surpassed by South Pacific). It has since spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as television and movie versions.

Notable recordings

“Oklahoma!” is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and set a record for the longest-running musical in Broadway history at the time (a record that would not be broken until 1976 by another Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Annie Get Your Gun”). The production ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, eventually grossing more than $4 million.

The 1955 film adaptation was a major critical and box-office success. It was shot in Todd-AO (one of the first uses of that widescreen process) and starred Gordon MacRae as Curly, Shirley Jones as Laurey, Rod Steiger as Jud Fry, Barbara Eden as Ado Annie Carnes, Gloria Grahame as Ali Hakim and James Whitmore as Andrew Carnes. The film was adapted from the stage production by screenplay writer Sonya Levien and theatre director Fred Zinnemann.

The film won ten Academy Awards: Best Picture – Harold Prince (producer); Best Actor – Gordon MacRae; Best Cinematography – Loyal Griggs; Best Costume Design – Florence Klotz; Best Director – Fred Zinnemann; Best Film Editing – Robert Jasen; Best Music Score – Alfred Newman; Best Sound Recording – masonry LeBovici; Best Supporting Actor – Rod Steiger; and Best Writing – Sonya Levien (screenplay) and William Ludwig (screenplay).

Oklahoma! is a musical theater classic with a long history in popular culture. The most famous song from the show is “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” which has been covered by many artists over the years. You can find sheet music for this song online, as well as other Oklahoma! songs.

Conclusion

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