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Wind Beneath My Wings

Music by Jeff Silbar, Lyrics by Larry Henley

Originally Performed by Bette Midler

"Wind Beneath My Wings" (sometimes titled "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Hero") is a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. On October 24, 1991, Midler's single was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States. In 2004 Midler's version finished at No. 44 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. In a 2002 UK poll, "Wind Beneath My Wings" was found to be the most-played song at British funerals.

    Release Date: 1990
Awards
1990 - Grammy Winner - Record of the Year
1990 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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King's Singers : Circle Of Life : 00  1 CD : 74321389262-7 : 74321389262

King's Singers : Circle Of Life

With the subtitle of "close-harmony arrangements of timeless songs from famous movies," "Circle Of Life" contains orchestrated versions of well-known themes, such as "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Everything I Do, I Do For You" and "I Will Always Love You." Recorded in Holland in 1996 (with the exception of "Kokomo," the Beach Boys song that appeared on "Spirit Voices"), and therefore available only on import, some of the arrangements are innocuous, while others, such as "Live And Let Die" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" are merely unlikely. An a cappella version of "The Rose," from the film of the same name, is the CD's winner by a landslide.

Songlist: Circle of Life, Kiss From a Rose, Kokomo, Wind Beneath My WIngs, It Had to Be You, Live and Let Die, The Time of My Life, I Heard IT Through the Grapevine, Everything I Do, I Do It for You, The Rose, I Will Always Love You, Groovy Kind of Love

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Performed by King's Singers | 6126c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Primarily a cappella


Women's Chorus of Dallas : Our Turn : 00  1 CD : Timothy Seelig

Women's Chorus of Dallas : Our Turn    onsale

The 90 singers of the WCD, ably directed since 1994 by Dr. Selig, present a subscription concert series in addition to touring nationally. "Our Turn" is a sampling from their 5th Anniversary concert in June of 1994 called "We're Five!" There are 16 songs, with some light accompaniment by piano and other instruments. "Echo Song," "Sound the Trumpet," Mozart's "Alleluia," Brahms' "Ave Maria" Arron Copland's joyous "Ching-A-Ring Chaw," John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," Rossini's "Duetto Buffo di due Gatti," "Women's Medley," featuring the title tune, Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" and David Shire's "I Want It All;" Suzanne Buhrer's hilarious "God Loves A Woman," Walter Hawkins' spiritual "I'm Goin' Up A Yonder," "Les Miserables" and Henley and Silbar's "Wind Beneath My Wings" are favorites. "Our Turn" is a strong collection of sweet sounds from the Lone Star State! Some light accompaniment.

Songlist: Echo Song, Sound the Trumpet!, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Come In, Ching-A-Ring Chaw, Nigra Sum, A Birthday, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti, Women's Medley, God Loves a Woman, I'm Goin' Up A Yonder, Les Miserables, Wind Beneath My Wings, The Lord Bless You and Keep You

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8363c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Accompanied


Individual Folios

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Wind Beneath My Wings : 3-Part Mixed : Tenna Chinn :  1 CD : 00-CH9633 : 029156198720

Tenna Chinn : Wind Beneath My Wings

This beautiful ballad became a monster hit with a recording by Bette Midler. The positive lyric makes it a natural addition to any choral program. This three-part mixed arrangement features limited voice ranges that put it well within the reach of developing choirs. A solid new setting of a perennial favorite! Recorded by Bette Midler on the Beaches soundtrack, The Wind Beneath My Wings became her first #1 hit in ten years and earned her a Grammy® Award in 1990.

Arranger: Tenna Chinn

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 | Wedding |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-CH9633


Wind Beneath My Wings : SATB : Roger Emerson : Larry Henley : Bette Midler : Beaches : Sheet Music : 00-WBCH9349 : 029156067286

Roger Emerson : Wind Beneath My Wings

This beautiful ballad became a monster hit with a recording by Bette Midler. The positive lyric makes it a natural addition to any choral program. Recorded by Bette Midler on the Beaches soundtrack, The Wind Beneath My Wings became her first #1 hit in ten years and earned her a Grammy® Award in 1990.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Larry Henley Performed By: Bette Midler | Musical: Beaches

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-WBCH9349 | Showtrax CD Available


Wind Beneath My Wings : SAB : Roger Emerson : Jeff Silbar : Bette Midler : Beaches : Sheet Music : 00-WBCH9350 : 029156068139

Roger Emerson : Wind Beneath My Wings

This beautiful ballad became a monster hit with a recording by Bette Midler. The positive lyric makes it a natural addition to any choral program. Recorded by Bette Midler on the Beaches soundtrack, The Wind Beneath My Wings became her first #1 hit in ten years and earned her a Grammy® Award in 1990.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Jeff Silbar Performed By: Bette Midler | Musical: Beaches

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-WBCH9350 | Showtrax CD Available


Wind Beneath My Wings : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Larry Henley : Bette Midler : Beaches : Sheet Music : 00-WBCH9351 : 029156068191

Roger Emerson : Wind Beneath My Wings

This beautiful ballad became a monster hit with a recording by Bette Midler. The positive lyric makes it a natural addition to any choral program. Recorded by Bette Midler on the Beaches soundtrack, The Wind Beneath My Wings became her first #1 hit in ten years and earned her a Grammy® Award in 1990.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Larry Henley Performed By: Bette Midler | Musical: Beaches

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-WBCH9351 | Showtrax CD Available

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