Published on July 2, 2016
“Sunrise, Sunset” is a song from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
Lyricist Sheldon Harnick said:
I do remember when we wrote “Sunrise Sunset,” the first person we played it for was Jerry Bock’s wife…and when I finished, then I looked at Jerry’s wife Patti and I was startled to see that she was crying. And I thought my goodness; this song must be more effective than we even know. And the same thing happened – I am not a pianist but the music to “Sunrise Sunset” is easy enough so that I could learn the piano part – and I played it for my sister. And when I finished I looked and she had tears in her eyes. And that was a very unusual experience.