Song Reels Organized By Genre

English Operetta (1870s-1920s)

 Gilbert & Sullivan, Franz Lehar, Sigmund Romberg, Victor Herbert, and more.

Jazz Age Standard (1920s-40s)

Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern.

Golden Age Standard (1940s-60s)

Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Bock & Harnick, Adler & Ross, Burton Lane, Meredith Wilson, Harold Rome, Jerry Ross, Cole Porter (later shows), Irving Berlin (later shows).

 Post-Golden Age Standard (1960s-70s)

Kander & Ebb, Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Harvey Schmidt, David Shire, Charles Strouse.

Sondheim Song (1960s - Present)

Stephen Sondheim (certain songs by Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, Jeanine Tesori, or Scott Frankel.

Musical Theatre Pop Song (1960s - Present)

Older Style: Stephen Schwartz, Marvin Hamlisch, Henry Krieger, Alan Menken, Andersson & Ulvaeus, Andrew Lloyd Webber (some shows), Ahrens & Flaherty, William Finn, Frank Wildhorn.

Newer Style: Jason Robert Brown (some shows), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marc Shaiman, Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori (some shows), David Yazbek, Pasek & Paul, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Sklar & Beguelin, Adam Gwon, Joe Iconis. 

Musical Theatre Rock Song (1960s - Present)

Older Style: Gal MacDermot, Elton John, Richard O’Brien, David Bryan.

Newer Style: Jonathan Larson, Michael Friedman, Tom Kitt, Laurence O’Keefe, Paul Scott Goodman, Stephen Trask, Duncan Sheik, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver.

Pop-Opera Song (1980s - Present)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (some shows), Boublil & Schönberg, Maury Yeston, Frank Wildhorn (some shows), Lucy Simon, Jill Santoriello.


 Jukebox/Radio Song (1950s - Present)

This section includes songs from many places; such as... jukebox musicals, radio, films, television shows, etc. Along with songs from multiple decades and commercial music styles (pop, rock, country, hip hip, r&b, etc.).

Walt Disney Song (1930s - Present)

Alan Menken, Sherman Brothers, Elton John, Robert & Kristen-Anderson Lopez, Phil Collins, David Nessim Lawrence, Randy Newman


These are composers that I am not sure how else to place: Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham

"Why do we even try when the barriers are so high and the odds are so low? Why don’t we just pack it in and go home? It’d be so, so much easier. It's because in the end, there’s no glory in easy. No one remembers easy. They remember the blood and the bones and the long agonizing fight to the top. And that is how you become legendary." - Amelia Shepherd  in Grey's Anatomy (Season 11, Ep.14-The Distance)

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