Song of the Day #1857

Song of the Day: Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (“Main Theme”), music by Johnny Mandel, lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, is the title track to this 1973 film, which earned acting Oscar nominations for Joanne Woodward (in a leading role) and Sylvia Sydney (in a supporting role). Mandel, who died in 2020, wrote some of the most memorable scores in cinema history. Check out the opening instrumental theme to the film, and vocal renditions by Abbey Lincoln with Stan Getz and Sue Raney with Vic Lewis West Coast Jazz [YouTube links].

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