"If I Loved You," 1945

Summary

The 1945 musical "Carousel" was Rodgers & Hammerstein's attempt to follow up on the spectacular success of their 1943 musical "Oklahoma!" Adapted from the 1909 Hungarian play "Liliom," the Americanized "Carousel" revolves around a carousel barker's romance with a female millworker. The song "If I Loved You" involves the characters' hesitant admittance of love for one another.

The 1945 musical "Carousel" was Rodgers & Hammerstein's attempt to follow up on the spectacular success of their 1943 musical "Oklahoma!" Adapted from the 1909 Hungarian play "Liliom," the Americanized "Carousel" revolves around a carousel barker's romance with a female millworker. The song "If I Loved You" involves the characters' hesitant admittance of love for one another.

Artifact

Sheet music

Date Made

1945

Creators

Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979 

Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960 

Williamson Music, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Music composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published by Williamston Music, Incorporated, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Music Sheet Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

94.95.38

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.875 in

Width: 9.063 in

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