Sunrise Serenade

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"Sunrise Serenade"
Single by Glenn Miller
B-side "Moonlight Serenade"
Released 1939
Recorded April 4, 1939,
RCA Bluebird
Genre Jazz
Label Bluebird Records, Bluebird B-10214-B
Writer(s) Frankie Carle and Jack Lawrence
Producer(s) Glenn Miller

"Sunrise Serenade" is a jazz song written by Frankie Carle with lyrics by Jack Lawrence. It was first recorded in 1939 by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra with Carle on piano as Decca 2321. It soon became Carle's signature piece. Glenn Miller released a famous recording of it a few months later, arranged by Bill Finnegan, with "Moonlight Serenade" on the backside (Bluebird 10214).[1]

Wartime release[edit]

"Sunrise Serenade" was released as a V-Disc by the U.S. War Department in July, 1944 as No. 230A in a new recording by Frankie Carle and his Orchestra.


  1. ^ Jasen, David A. (2003) Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song. Taylor & Francis. p. 197. ISBN 978-0-415-93877-8.