Hal Leonard Publishes Songbooks for Blockbuster Musical La La Land
MILWAUKEE - January 26, 2017 - The movie musical La La Land has been winning hearts and breaking records since its release on Christmas day, 2016. It won an unprecedented seven Golden Globe awards and just received a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations including Best Original Soundtrack and Best Song for two songs.
Directed by Damien Chazelle (whose last movie was Whiplash, about a college jazz program) and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land features original songs composed by Justin Hurwitz with lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The soundtrack features 15 songs. Editors at Hal Leonard worked closely with composer Justin Hurwitz to ensure their arrangements were as accurate as possible.
The first Hal Leonard La La Land folio is arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames (P/V/G). The second features easy piano arrangements with lyrics. Both piano songbooks retail for $17.99. In addition, Hal Leonard has announced other editions coming soon: a Music Minus One vocal edition with professionally recorded accompaniment sing-along tracks; a vocal folio with piano accompaniment arrangements; and a folio featuring ukulele arrangements.