Summary In this document, the author explores the compositional process of Rodgers and Hammerstein in the formation of Carousel. Easily create a responsive carousel slider in WordPress with Soliloquy. Add images, captions, and even videos your carousel in WordPress. I felt it necessary to write about the power and magic of “Soliloquy” from Carousel as my first Song of the Day. This epic monologue ends the.

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He liked the grit of the song:. It was my senior year in high school, and my choral director chose me to play the role of Billy. It was twice as much work, so, not unreasonably, he asked for twice as much dough. Sign in to the BBC, or Register. It was introduced on the stage of the Majestic Theatre by John Raitt, father of Bonnie and the great Broadway voice of his generation.

But, when the song switches from some roughneck tyke of a son to a little girl, he also wrings all the aching loveliness out of Rodgers’ melody: She’s up to Number 54, as different from “Soliloquy” as you can get – ” Drinking Again “.

Read more at Wikipedia. With most of the standard repertoire, Sinatra eschewed corny stand-and-deliver big finishes, placing the climactic open-voweled high-note three-quarters of the way in and preferring to land softly, as he does in “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and a hundred others.

You can help Sooliloquy by expanding it. At song’s end, he considers that a girl needs the very best a father can offer, and decides to get money to provide for her.

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Comment on this item Submission of reader comments is restricted to Mark Steyn Club members only. But he and the arrangement grew together, and into the early Nineties you could still see him on stage in Atlantic City or London or Tokyo pushing himself through a punishing full-scale recreation of Billy Bigelow — the role he should have played on film condensed into ten minutes a night in recital halls and sports arena around the world decade after decade.


Our Sinatra Century would be incomplete without this particular entry – more than a song, a dramatic soliloquy of impending fatherhood that was a real Frank favorite, and one he sang for half-a-century.

Yet Sinatra even then recognized the uniqueness of the piece, from anticipation of all the fun the guy’s gonna have with “my boy Soliloqhy to the slowly dawning terror of responsibility. With the time limitation of about 3: Carousel opened on April 19th The song is extremely unusual in that it requires the singer to sing solo and occasionally speak for a full seven-and-a-half minutes, in zoliloquy manner of an operatic ariawithout the benefit of an accompanying choral group “taking up the slack”, as is usually the case in long musical numbers e.

And I’m solipoquy if he’ll marry the boss’s daughter A skinny-lipped virgin with blood like water I miss my dad more and more as the years go by.

Carousel – ‘Soliloquy’

In the Fifties, he was supposed to do the film of Carouselsoliloauy quit the set when they told him he’d have to do every scene twice, once for the regular cameras, another for the new CinemaScope system.

My first introduction to this piece was when I was 18 years old. Artists Popular All Recommended. Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, Billy has a glib cocksure charm and at the big First Act finale, when his wife Julie tells him she’s expecting their child, he conjures a boy in his own image: Personally autographed copies of both books are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore.

Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, Song of the Day. The now jobless solilouqy barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero sliloquy the musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father. He had a ringing baritenor voice that never sounds over covered or manufactured.


But the fellow had nothing to say. He played us some things from Carouselwhich had just come out.

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The old man turns in a cracking performance – and by then he was the only guy to sing the whole thing, including a passage they don’t even do in the show anymore: Retrieved from ” https: That was tougher than it sounds back then. Liliom Liliom Carousel It is this idea that spurs him on to help his criminal pal Jigger Craigin in committing a robbery, an act which ultimately leads to personal disaster for Billy.

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Find out more about our use of this data. This entry is from Wikipediathe user-contributed encyclopedia. When I have a daughter I’ll stand solillquy in barrooms Oh, how I’ll boast and blow Friends will see me coming And they’ll empty all the barrooms The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In it, he happily daydreams over what it would be like to be a father to a boy, but midway through the song, he realizes that it could turn out to be a girl.

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