Composer Harvey Schmidt Has Died

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Composer Harvey Schmidt Has Died

PostSun Mar 04, 2018 6:04 am

Co-creator of The Fantasticks with Tom Jones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/obit ... ottom-well

Mr. Schmidt said he wrote the melody to “Try to Remember,” the signature song of the show, in a rehearsal hall in five minutes.

“It was a hot day, there was no air-conditioning, and I was tired,” he said in “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway” (2015), by Michael Riedel. “I had a few minutes’ rehearsal time left and I didn’t want to waste them. So I just put my hands on the piano and thought I’ll just play a simple song. I played ‘Try to Remember’ from start to finish without changing a note.”
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Re: Composer Harvey Schmidt Has Died

PostSun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 am

I've sung his beautiful songs many times. Rest in peace, Mr. Schmidt.

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