Thursday, February 22, 2007

And your little dog, too!

In 1600, Emilio de' Cavalieri wrote a proto-opera called Representation of the Soul and the Body. About 90 seconds into the overture is --- very distinctly --- a section of melody and harmony from "If I Only Had a Brain." Did Harold Arlen do some unusual research as he wrote the score for The Wizard of Oz?

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