It's a Grand Night for Singing, from State Fair
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform "It's a Grand Night for Singing," from "State Fair," by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and arrangement by Arthur Harris.
Oscar Hammerstein II, along with Richard Rodgers, changed musical theater forever. The highly influential partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein would produce a string of Broadway hits such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music.
The songwriting partnership of Rodgers and Hammerstein has been referred to as the greatest of the 20th century, and for the past 40 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed and recorded songs from the duo’s musicals.
During this special musical tribute to Hammerstein, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed many of his songs, and Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II, delivered the Spoken Word segment.
Episode 4561. Aired February 12, 2017.