Henry Mancini: Moon River TTBB

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Composer: Henry Mancini
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Moon River was composed by Henry Mancini, with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer, and received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its first performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Mercer and Mancini wrote the song for Audrey Hepburn to fit her vocal range. Initially, the lyrics started, "I'm Holly, like I want to be / like Holly on a tree back home ..."; however, they were later changed to fit the theme of the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 01 November 2005
Language: English
Catalogue No: BMP735

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