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Catch a Falling Star

Music by Paul Vance

Originally Performed by Perry Como

"Catch a Falling Star", written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, recorded and released in late 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard "Most Played by Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top 100, where it reached #2. It was the first single to receive a Recording Industry Association of America gold record certification, on March 14, 1958. The song also topped the Australian charts in 1958. The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Its melody is based on a theme from Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. The Como version features the Ray Charles Singers, who sing the refrain as a repeated round. The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine, Welcome to Me, and Never Been Kissed. It was often featured in the TV series Lost, and was most often associated with Claire Littleton and her baby, Aaron. It is also featured in an episode of the FX black comedy Mr Inbetween. A musical phrase from the song appears in John Williams's score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull during the motorcycle chase through the college.

    Release Date: 1957


Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star

Perry Como

A simple bossa nova chorus giving way to jazzy swung verses gives this Perry Como favorite a breath of fresh air. With an optional, accessible flute part, this breezy arrangement contains elements of singing in a round, thus giving the piece a spontaneity that will keep your audience humming along!

Voicing: Unison



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 723188619313  : 00-VF1931

Forever Plaid : Forever Plaid Songbook

Twelve songs from the hit stage production of the same name.

Songlist: Three Coins in the Fountain, Undecided, Moments to Remember, Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby, No, Not Much!, Cry, Sixteen Tons, Catch a Falling Star , Heart and Soul, Shangri-La, Rags to Riches, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

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Voicing: Solo | 2818b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Various : Boy's Songs from Musicals : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088158804 : 1423429885 : 00001127

Various : Boy's Songs from Musicals

This book/CD includes full performances by professional children working in New York, and also piano accompaniments. Contents: Casey Junior - Catch a Falling Star - I Need to Know - I'm Late - Let's Go Fly a Kite - Never Smile at a Crocodile - Prince Ali - The Unbirthday Song - Wells Fargo Wagon - The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.

Songlist: I Need To Know, Casey Junior, Catch A Falling Star, I'm Late, Let's Go Fly A Kite, Never Smile At A Crocodile, Prince Ali, The Unbirthday Song, The Wells Fargo Wagon, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers

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Voicing: Solo | 3050b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680096359 : 1495051536 : 00153571

Vocal Selections : The Giant Book of Children's Vocal Solos

A must-own comprehensive collection of 76 songs from musical theatre, movies, folksongs and standards for any budding vocalist!

Songlist: Beauty And The Beast, Animal Crackers In My Soup, Happiness, You've Got A Friend In Me, Impossible, This Little Light Of Mine, Tomorrow, Simple Gifts, Born To Entertain, Some Folks, Maybe, The Work Song, High Hopes, Baby Face, Baby Mine, It's Possible (In McElligot's Pool), The Ballad Of Davy Crockett, Down In My Heart, Sit Down, Sister, Sing, The Bare Necessities, Let Me Entertain You, Be Kind To Your Parents, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), Let There Be Peace On Earth, Shenandoah, The Streets Of Laredo, Candle On The Water, Castle On A Cloud, Catch A Falling Star, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20033b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Bob Chilcott : Making Waves : 00  1 CD : Bob Chilcott : 142

Bob Chilcott : Making Waves

A recording of works by the world renowned choral composer Bob Chilcott. Bob has been involved in choral music for most of his life and since he became a professional composer in 1997 he has had over 100 works published by Oxford University Press. He was hailed by Gramophone magazine as "one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today." This CD includes tracks with The Sirens, an ensemble of young professional women's voices specially created for this recording. Also featuring are a jazz trio with Alexander Hawkins on piano, Michael Chilcott on bass and Dereck Scurll on drums. The works included here reflect the strong support and interest that Bob's vocal music generates, with commissions from a wide variety of choral societies, children & youth choirs and professional choruses.

Songlist: Circles Of Motion, Like A Rainbow, All Things Pass, Making Waves, The Lily and the Rose, So Fair and Bright, Catch a Falling Star, Swansong 1, Like a Singing Bird, Swansong 2, All for Love of One, Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup, Awake, My Soul, This Day, The Bright Field, O Lord, Support us all the Day Long, Kyrie Eleison, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

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9002c | 1 CD | $17.95


Go Fish : Snooze : 00  1 CD : 703132270227

Go Fish : Snooze

Since they have all married and some have become fathers, the members of one of our favorite Contemporary Christian groups, all-male a cappella trio Go Fish, have released some excellent material directed at their own and other children. "Splash," "Superstar" and the new DVD, "Showtime" are all winners, and "Snooze" is no exception. We were especially impressed with originals by group member Jamie Statema, who wrote the sweet title tune, "Little Buckaroo," "You Are Mine," "You're My Little Girl" and "Awake." We also liked the traditional "SkinnaMarinkyDinkyDink" and a pair of originals by Billy Sprague, "Sail Away" and "Welcome to the World." You can see the love here in the faces of the 3 dads, feel it in their voices as they sing these touching songs, and hear it in the lyrics. "You Are Mine" is a powerful lullabye, letting a child know that they are unconditionally loved and protected as they go to sleep-a big improvement on the fairly scary concept of "If I should die before I wake." Great stuff especially for parents and children from Go Fish!

Songlist: Snooze, Catch A Falling Star, The All Day Song, SkinnMarinkyDinkyDink, Little Buckaroo, You're My Little Girl, You Are Mine, Awake, Sail Away, Welcome To The World

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3057c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Hi-Lo's : This Time It's Love : 00  1 CD : 7552

Hi-Lo's : This Time It's Love

I really don't have to go into who the Hi-Lo's were, or how their sound defined jazz and pop singing from the 1950s on, do I? Good! This CD starts with an lp, originally released on Columbia Records in 1962, "This Time It's Love," of 12 (accompanied by an Orchestra conducted by Clare Fischer) love songs, and then goes on to add 14 bonus tracks, including 3 previously unreleased tracks--a generous helping of classic Hi-Lo's. The title tune, "More Than You Know," "The Second Time Around," "Besame Mucho," "Only Forever," "There's a Small Hotel"--these songs by the Hi-Lo's are listed in the dictionary under "romantic." Why? Because we can understand every word, and, dammit, we believe every word they're singing! The previously unreleased tracks are "The Ever-Changing Plains," "Nobody's Heart" and "Camelot." One song, the lovely "Star Carol" is a cappella. Tremendous value, great music!

Songlist: My Foolish Heart, More Than You Know, The Second Time Around, Besame Mucho, Only Forever, Let Me Love You, Catch A Falling Star, There's A Small Hotel, The Very Thought of You, Tangerine, On the Alamo, Paradise, Autumn Rain, The Ever Changing Plains, A Face in the Crowd, A Very Special Love, Pamela Throws A Party?, When I Remember, Whistlin' Down the Lane, The Star Carol, Nobody's Heart, A Lot of Livin' To Do, Cindy's Prayer, Camelot, The Trolley Song, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

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4520c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Catch a Falling Star : Unison : Mac Huff : Paul Vance : Perry Como :  1 CD : 00287140 : 888680901943

Mac Huff : Catch a Falling Star

A simple bossa nova chorus giving way to jazzy swung verses gives this Perry Como favorite a breath of fresh air. With an optional, accessible flute part, this breezy arrangement contains elements of singing in a round, thus giving the piece a spontaneity that will keep your audience humming along!

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Paul Vance Performed By: Perry Como

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00287140 | Voicetrax CD Available


Catch a Falling Star : SSA : Bob Chilcott : Bob Chilcott : Perry Como : Sheet Music : 9780193355460 : 9780193355460

Bob Chilcott : Catch a Falling Star

This gentle and expressive setting of John Donne's 'Catch a falling star' once again demonstrates Chilcott's ability to 'get inside' a text. His wistful melody, varied vocal textures, and rich harmony combine with the poet's powerful imagery to create a setting of great beauty.

Composer: Bob Chilcott Performed By: Perry Como

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $3.25 | With Piano |
9780193355460

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