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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestraby Andrea Davi Pinkney
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A true story from one of America's most beloved composers
Marvin loves to play the piano and compose his own songs. But performing music over and over that's composed by some old guys name Ludwig and Wolfgang just gives him knots in his stomach. When his father tells Marvin he has an audition with the most prestigious music school, how can Marvin overcome his nerves and get swept away by the music?
This endearing book is based on the true life story of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who, at the age of six, was the youngest person ever accepted into the Juilliard School.
Includes CD with original song
Now available in paperback--a swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke," by the award-winning creators of the popular picture book "Alvin Ailey." Full color.
This swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke," is a tribute to the legend that continues to live on and influence musicians everywhere.
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra
Another stunning picture book biography of a prominent twentieth-century African-American in the arts, from the creative team behind Alvin Ailey.
About the Author
Marvin Hamlisch is the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer-winning composer of the scores for Broadway's A Chorus Line and over 40 films, including The Way We Were. He lives in New York City.
Jim Madsen has been illustrating for more than 20 years. He makes his home in Provo, Utah, with his wife and three children.
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