Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes applied their talent to create a song to complement Marvin’s Children’s book “Marvin Makes Music.”
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The idea was to “give melody” to the concepts that Marvin was trying to express in the book. It is a Children’s book for ages 4 to 8 (or 4 to 104) – give or take.
“The idea for this book was to tell my experience about my audition to be accepted at The Juilliard School at the age of 7.
Also we decided to complement the book with a song for kids to learn.
A song that says that there is so much music in the world, wherever you go -
And some people classify that music as “NOISE” when they hear it (a horn honking for example).
But some kids actually don’t hear it as “noise” but as MUSIC instead.
And that’s what we wanted to do…we wanted to create this new world for them…And so I hope that you are going to enjoy the book. ‑Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) ‑Book Posthumously released
LISTEN: The Music in My Mind (song sample)
MARVIN MAKES MUSIC
By Marvin Hamlisch.
Illustrated by Jim Madsen.
32 pp. Dial. (Picture book; ages 4 to 8)