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Song Recommendations

Need help finding music?

There are many published collections of music for theatre that can be purchased online or at your local sheet music store. Some good collections are (these are published by Hal Leonard Corporation):

  • The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology
    • (by voice type; at least 5 volumes available for each voice type)
  • Musical Theatre Anthology for Teens
    • (available in Young Men's and Young Women's Editions)
  • Broadway for Teens
  • Kids' Musical Theatre Collection
  • Broadway Presents! Kids' Musical Theatre Anthology

For single pieces, as an alternative to your local store, a student may wish to download a legal copy of a song from an online sheet music store. Some of these websites offer transpositions of songs if you know what key you need. Here are a few websites to try:


Listed below are a few song recommendations. Students do not need to limit themselves to this list, but BYT does have some 'Forbidden Broadway songs' of our own. For example, there is an embargo on songs from Wicked.


Song Show Composer/Lyricist
Be Kind to Your Parents Fanny Harold Rome
Go Visit Your Grandmother (young girl) 70 Girls 70 Kander/Ebb
Little Lamb Gypsy Styne/Sondheim
The Girl I Mean to Be The Secret Garden Lucy Simon


Song Show Composer/Lyricist
Isn't It a Pity Pardon My English Gershwin
That's for Me State Fair Rodgers/Hammerstein

All I Need Now Is the Girl


Gypsy Sondheim
Corner of the Sky Pippin Sondheim

You are Never Away


Allegro Rodgers/Hammerstein
Maria West Side Story Leonard Bernstein


Song Show Composer/Lyricist
One Promise Come True The Yearling Leanord/Martin
Much More The Fantasticks Schmidt/Jones

Many a New Day

(low range)

Oklahoma Rodgers/Hammerstein
What Did I Have That I don't Have? On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Lerner/Lane

In The Still of the Night

(high range)

Rosalie Cole Porter
The Next Time It Happens Pipe Dream Rodgers/Hammerstein


Song Show Composer/Lyricist
I've Got Beginner's Luck Shall We Dance Gershwin
What More Do I Need? Marry Me a Little Sondheim

A Trip to the Library

She Loves Me Jerry Bock
I'm a Stranger Here Myself One Touch of Venus Weil/Nash

Ridin' on the Moon

St. Louis Woman Harold Arlen
I Have Dreamed The King and I Rodgers/Hammerstein
No One is Alone Into the Woods Sondheim