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Sunday—Have A Colorful Week

Get inspired with this great writing & art project by the color website, Pantone

Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color

In 1956, Frank Sinatra released a concept album of tone poems composed by eight of the most notable Hollywood arrangers of the time.  A tone poem is a single movement orchestral piece that illustrates the content of a non-musical source, like a poem, a novel, a painting or a photograph.

Each composer was assigned a color...

White (Victor Young—22 Oscar nominations for his work in film)

Green (Gordon Jenkins—wrote music & lyrics for Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald & many others)

Purple (Billy May—originally a big band trumpeter, he wrote songs for Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney, among many others)

Yellow (Jeff Alexander—scored 35 films, including Jailhouse Rock & music for the TV show, Family Affair)

Gray (Alec Wilder—wrote Tony Bennett's beautiful redition of "I'll Be Around")

Gold (Nelson Riddle—…