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Woggle-Bug, The - The Complete Sheet Music of the 1905 Musical Comedy

Baum, Lyman Frank
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Hungry Tiger Press, San Diego
Dramas, Musicals & Plays

In 1905 L. Frank Baum tried to duplicate the success of his smash Broadway hit The Wizard of Oz. The result was The Woggle-Bug, one of Baum's biggest flops! Yet this fiasco of a show contained one of the finest scores ever written for an Oz musical. The short life-span of The Woggle-Bug has caused the original sheet music to be very rare today. Only a handful of song sheets survive--several of them in only one known copy! Hungry Tiger Press takes great pride in having collected all of them for you in this handsome and affordable volume. All of the Woggle-Bug music that is known to survive is here, including Paul Tietjens's "What Did the Woggle-Bug Say?". This truly Ozzy score deserves to be heard! From Mombi's song "Hobgoblins" to Tip's beautiful lullaby "The Sandman is Near," Frederic Chapin's melodies will be sure to enchant you. This volume also contains a reprint of the original Woggle-Bug program book, contemporary reviews, articles, and photographs. Plus a generous appendix featuring several songs from Chapin's 1902 hit, The Storks, and an informative Foreword by David Maxine.

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