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Alfred Music Publishing Celebrates the Revival of Ragtime with Two New Vocal Collections: Ragtime the Musical: Vocal Score (Complete) and The Ahrens & Flaherty Songbook

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, July 24, 2009

Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, continues its tremendous growth as a premier publisher of musical theatre sheet music, as it celebrates the announcement of the revival of Ragtime coming to Broadway in November 2009 with two new vocal collections: Ragtime the Musical: Vocal Score (Complete) and The Ahrens & Flaherty Songbook.

The revival of the ambitious musical adapted from E.L. Doctorow's epic novel of early 20th century America will open November 15 on Broadway, with previews to begin on October 23 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical, which has a book by Terrence McNally and a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, was first seen on Broadway in 1998.

To commemorate the revival of Ragtime on Broadway, Alfred presents Ragtime the Musical: Vocal Score (Complete). Now, musical theatre lovers and music makers of all ages, from hobbyists to professional, can revel in the wonderful music of this Tony Award®-winning musical. The expansive vocal score contains over 400 pages of professionally-arranged piano/vocal music with photos of scenes from the original Ragtime show on Broadway. This complete vocal score becomes available at the perfect time to learn all your Ragtime favorites in time for when the revival hits the stage this fall! Ragtime the Musical: Vocal Score (Complete) is now available for $85.00.

Alfred is also proud to offer a collection of highlights from the catalog of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, one of the most honored Broadway songwriting teams of our time. The Ahrens & Flaherty Songbook contains songs that are a joy to perform, no matter what your age, from Ragtime to acclaimed shows like Seussical: The Musical and Once On This Island. Professionally arranged for piano/vocal, this collection of musical hits provides musicians a must-have compilation of songs that are perfect to enjoy in any situation, whether at home, for auditions, or professional performances. Titles: After the Storm * All Those Christmas Clichés * Alone in the Universe * At the Beginning * Back to Before * Close But No Cigar * Come Down from the Tree * How Lucky You Are * The Human Heart * I Was Here * If the World Were Like the Movies * It's Possible * Journey to the Past * Larger than Life * Love Who You Love * Make Them Hear You * Mama Will Provide * My Body Wasn't Why * Oh, the Thinks You Can Think * Once Upon a December * Our Children * Ragtime * Something Beautiful * Streets of Dublin * Times Like This * Waiting for Life * Wheels of a Dream. The Ahrens & Flaherty Songbook is now available for $21.95.

Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com