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Come To The Fair (You're Invited!)

Music by British composer/pianist/organist Easthope Martin(1882-1925), words by Helen Taylor, 1917. Martin was prominently known during his brief lifetime for numerous organ recordings for the Aeolian company.

Everyone Who's Anyone Will Be There (You're Invited!)

"Narcissus" (1891), by American pianist/composer Ethelbert Nevin (1862-1901), #4 of 5 piano solos entitled "Water Scenes." Immediately popular and a light, humorous, familiar standard ever since. Nevin is also the composer of 2 other Victorian standards: "The Rosary" and "Mighty Lak' A Rose."

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here! (You're Invited!)

1917 Tin Pan Alley standard. Music by Theodore Morse(1873-1924)borrowing directly from Sir Arthur Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance"(1879), lyrics by D.A. Esrom, pseudonym for Theodora Morse(1890-1953), wife of Theodore Morse. Ms. Morse also contributed lyrics to "Wonderful One," "Siboney," and "Three O'clock In The Morning."

Vive La Compagnie (You're Invited!)

As described on the original sheet music: published by F.D. Benteen, 1844, Baltimore, "Solo & Chorus as sung by the Maryland Cadet's(sic) Glee Club." Never a French song, both words & music apparently originating in America, popular campfire/scout song.

Wedding Shower Invitation (You're Invited!)

The first movement of the "Spring" concerto from "The Four Seasons" by Venetian baroque master Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Composed around 1720, the four string concertos are among the most popular, frequently performed classical works in our times.