I learned "Goodnight Sweetheart" quite by accident as a temporary bass member of Chor Courage
whose project was to sing Krönungsmesse KV 317
by Wolfgang A. Mozart
in 2002. Now this choir alternates its repertoire between classical works and popular music on an annual basis so for relaxation, they would often sing such songs. With this song, my various musical world all came together. I enjoyed it so much that I worked out a recorder arrangement for Bremen Recorder Touring Company
. This culminated in a mass performance by both groups at Ceilidh 2003
to the delight of all.
This song is the work of Calvin Carter
and James "Pookie" Hudson written in 1951 its original titlle being Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite
The SATB arrangement we sang was by Robert Hudson and can be found in 4 Voices
This is not to be confused with the "pub" song, my definition, Goodnight Sweetheart
by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly.