The song of the day for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 is “Take The Moment.”
About This Song
“Take The Moment” is from the 1965 Broadway musical Do I Heart a Waltz? and was written by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. The production was troubled from the start. Hammerstein passed away as the writing of piece was started. Stephen Sondheim was a protegé of Hammerstein and was asked by Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book, and Mary Rodgers, daughter of Richard Rodgers, to write the lyrics. Richard Rodgers and Sondheim did not mesh and their working relationship was not happy for either artist.
About This Version
This is Tony Bennett only recording of “Take The Moment.” It was recorded in January, 1965 for the February, 2015 album of the month: If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set. Like all the songs on this album, it was arranged by Don Costa.
“Take The Moment,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.