Roald Dahl, who wrote the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a September birthday. And to celebrate his day The Music Minute would like to highlight music from the movies based on his books. This music is found on Freegal, the free music website. This website paid for by the Beauregard Parish Library gives you 5 free downloads a week and 3 free hours of commercial-free music streaming a day.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-the original cast recording from the new Broadway musical- “Overture”, “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, “I’v Got A Golden Ticket/Grandpa Joe”, “Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!”, “Charlie, You & I”, “A Letter From Charlie Bucket”, “More of Him to Love”, “When Veruca Says”, “The Queen of Pop”, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”, “If Your Father Were Here”, “It Must Be Believed To Be Seen”, “Strike That, Reverse It”, “The Oompa Loompa Song/Auf Wiedershen Augustus Gloop”, “When Willy Met Oompa”, “Veruca’s Nutcracker Sweet”, “Vidiots”, “The View From Here”

“Willy Wonka Medley II” by The Alliance from Barbershop Harmony Society: Top 20 Choruses

“Pure Imagination”-The Orchestral Academy of Los Angeles from 100 Classical Strings Then & Now, and also from Jackie Evancho, Glee Cast, Barbara Streisand, The Bucketheads

“The Candy Man” from Centre Stage-A Musical for Little Kids and also by Will Clauson, Ray Conniff & Singers, and Sammy Davis Jr

From Tribute To Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-by The Hit Crew- “The Candy Man”, “Oompa Loompa”, “Cheer Up Charlie”, “(I’ve Got A) Golden Ticket”, “Pure Imagination”, “The Wonderous Boat Ride”

“The BFG”-by John Williams found on John Williams and Steven Spielberg The Ultimate Collection, “The Star Shines” by L’Orchestra Cinematique

Matilda-Music from Oliver! & Matilda the Musical- “When I Grow Up”, “Quiet”, “My House”, “Revolting Children”

“James and the Giant Peach”-by John Boswell on piano from The Painter

The library also has plenty of his books and e-books as well as movies based on his books.