New York; Metro Music Co., 1940. Item #33302

Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in romanized Yiddish. Full lyrics in Yiddish on first page. From the motion picture 'Overture To Glory' “Der Vilner Balebesel”, Produced by Elite Productions Inc. Directed by Max Nosseck. Original Story by Ossip Dymow. As sung by Moishe Oysher. Music by Alexander Olshanetsky, words by Moishe Oysher. Song for Voice and Piano. Wraps printed in brown ink, with large portrait of Moishe Oysher, and portrait of Alexander Olshanetsky. Song from the 1940 film, Overture to Glory, the plot line as follows: The cantor of the Vilna Synagogue, played by the great real-life cantor Moishe Oysher, leaves behind his prayers to perform in the Warsaw Opera. He struggles to balance the appeal of his newfound fame and notoriety with feelings of guilt and responsibility toward his family and community. Featuring perhaps the most convincing scenes of synagogue life in any fiction film, Overture to Glory begins during the morning service on Rosh Hashanah and ends at Kol Nidre, making the story a kind of redemptive journey during the days of awe. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Cantor. Yiddish Film, Songs. OCLC lists one copy (Harvard) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (MUSIC-3-58).

Price: $100.00