The Star Trek Songbook

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Zine
Title: The Star Trek Songbook
Publisher:
Editor(s): Ruth Berman
Type:
Date(s): 1971-1976
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
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The Star Trek Songbook is a gen Star Trek: TOS zine. There are three issues.

From the publisher: "A compendium of all the songs sung in episodes of Star Trek and some that weren't, along with scenes discussing Federation music."

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1
back cover of issue #1

The Star Trek Songbook 1 was published in Summer 1971 and contains 39 pages.

"The Star Trek Songbook is a compendium of all the songs sung in episodes of 'Star Trek' and some that weren't, along with scenes discussing Federation music."

The interior art is composed of various screen shots.

  • Star Trek Intro and Theme, music by Alexander Courage, words to theme by Gene Roddenberry (5)
  • Naked Time - I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen by Thomas Westendorf
  • Alab Wes-Craunish, by James Blish and/or John D.F. Black (9) [1]
  • Charlie X - Uhura in re: Spock and Charlie Evans (10)
  • Conscience of the King - Beyond Antares, words by Gene L. Coon, music by Wilbur Hatch (12)
  • City on the Edge o fForever - Good Night Sweetheart by Ray Noble, Jimmy Cmapbell and Reg Connelly (13)
  • Of period music, jewel-song, and bird-song by Harlan Ellison (14)
  • Plato's Stepchildren - Maiden Wine by Leonard Nimoy (18)
  • Alexander's Song (adampted from John Hookham Frere's "Frogs") (20)
  • Way to Eden - Stiff Man Putting My Mind in Jail (21)
  • Hey Out There (22)
  • Looking for the Good Land (24)
  • Heading Out to Eden (25)
  • Requiem for Methuselah - "Brahms Waltz" by Ivan Ditmars (26)
  • Music for the Dance by Jerome Bixby (28)
  • Day of the Dove - Of "The Peace Day Song" by Jerome Bixby (31)
  • Elan of Troyius - Of the Vulcan Lyre by John Meredyth Lucas (33)
  • Etcetera (38)

Issue 2

The Star Trek Songbook 2

Issue 3

The Star Trek Songbook 3 was published in 1971 and contains 42 pages (first edition -- summer 1971 and second edition -- fall 1973) or 27 pages (third edition -- summer 1976). The cover portrays Uhura as Aida and is by George Barr. It is reprinted from T-Negative 19. Other art by Connie Faddis, Doug Herring. The back cover of the third edition may be of Vina as a dancing slave girl, reprinted from the back cover of T-Negative #10. The back cover of the first and second edition are movie stills.

sample page from issue #3

Publisher's note on how the editions differ: "The second edition had a good deal of artwork reprinted from T-Negative and here omitted; it added some music form the animation episodes and one letter; this edition moves from mimeograph to photo offset reproduction and adds "Uhuru's Hum" and the complete music and text of "Yr Hufen Melyn'."

This is the Table of Contents to the third edition:

  • Star Trek Intro and Theme, music by Alexander Courage, words to theme by Gene Roddenberry (3)
  • Naked Time - I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen by Thomas Westendorf (4)
  • Alab Wes-Craunish, by James Blish and/or John D. F. Black (7)
  • Conscience of the King - Beyond Antares, words by Gene L. Coon, music by Wilbur Hatch (7)
  • City on the Edge of Forever - Good Night Sweetheart by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly (8)
  • Of period music, jewel-song, and bird-song by Harlan Ellison (9)
  • Please by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger (10)
  • Charlie X - Uhura in re: Spock and Charlie Evans (13)
  • Amok Time - Of Vulcan Music by Theodore Sturgeon/a Romance Theme (14)
  • The Squire of Gothos - Of harpsichod music, by Paul Schneider (15)
  • Sonata K 159 in C by Domenico Scarlatti (16)
  • Way to Eden - Stiff Man Putting My Mind in Jail, Hey Out There, Looking for the Good Land (18)
  • Requiem for Methuselah - Pseudo Brahms by Ivan Ditmars (20)
  • Music for the Dance by Jerome Bixby (21)
  • Day of the Dove - Of "The Peace Day Song" by Jerome Bixby (22)
  • Two Variaations on a humor theme //Animation Star Trek Theme by Ray Ellis (23)
  • Plato's Stepchildren - Maiden Wine by Leonard Nimoy (24)
  • Mudd's Passion - a song fragment sung by Scott (24)
  • Elan of Troyius - Of the Vulcan Lyre by John Meredyth Lucas (25)
  • Once Upon a Planet - Urhura's Hum (transcribed by Steve Vander Ark) (26)
  • the Lorelei Signal - Ur Hufen Melyn (traditional words by Eifim Wyn and AP Graves (26)
  • letters: The zine editor sent off a series of letters to Gene L. Coon, Fred Steiner and Gene Roddenberry asking questions about the music and score. These letters were reprinted at the end of the zine (27)

References

  1. This may be found in James Blish's first volume of Star Trek novelizations. Apparently a draft of the script had Spock retiring to his quarters to play his lytherette and sing Vulcan songs rather than break down crying, and they actually had a few lines of the song.