Look for the Silver Lining

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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

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General Info

Year: 1922
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

On the cover of the conductor's manuscript to this humoresque, Sousa wrote:

"Look for the Silver Lining (Kern) and some extra wadding.

Put together by John Philip Sousa."

Based on the song of the same name and other song from the musical play Sally, by Jerome Kern, this work includes several melodic variations and appropriate sound effects. Also included are There Is a Tavern in the Town and Stein Song.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works

Look for the Silver Lining is a popular song with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by B.G. DeSylva. It was written in 1919 for the unsuccessful musical Zip, Goes a Million. In 1920 it was published and reused in the musical Sally whence it was popularized by Marilyn Miller. Among others, it was later covered several times by Judy Garland, whose version also became, and remains, well-known.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 112.
  • Look for the Silver Lining, Wikipedia Accessed 17 December 2018