Music Theory through Musical Theatre

Putting It Together

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Author: John Franceschina

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199999570

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Music Theory through Musical Theatre takes a new and powerful approach to music theory. Written specifically for students in music theatre programs, it offers music theory by way of musical theatre. Not a traditional music theory text, Music Theory through Musical Theatre tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature with an emphasis on what students will need to master in preparation for a professional career as a performer. Veteran music theatre musician John Franceschina brings his years of experience to bear in a book that offers musical theatre educators an important tool in equipping students with what is perhaps the most important element of being a performer: the ability to understand the language of music in the larger dramatic context to which it contributes. The book uses examples exclusively from music theater repertoire, drawing from well-known and more obscure shows and songs. Musical sight reading is consistently at the forefront of the lessons, teaching students to internalize notated music quickly and accurately, a particularly necessary skill in a world where songs can be added between performances. Franceschina consistently links the concepts of music theory and vocal coaching, showing students how identifying the musical structure of and gestures within a piece leads to better use of their time with vocal coaches and ultimately enables better dramatic choices. Combining formal theory with practical exercises, Music Theory through Musical Theatre will be a lifelong resource for students in musical theatre courses, dog-eared and shelved beside other professional resource volumes.

Oklahoma!

The Making of an American Musical

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Author: Tim Carter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134872

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway in 1943 under the auspices of the Theatre Guild, and today it is performed more frequently than any other Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. In this book Tim Carter offers the first fully documented history of the making of this celebrated American musical. Drawing on research from rare theater archives, manuscripts, journalism, and other sources, Carter records every step in the development of Oklahoma! The book is filled with rich and fascinating details about how Rodgers and Hammerstein first came together, the casting process, how Agnes de Mille became the show’s choreographer, and the drafts and revisions that ultimately gave the musical its final shape. Carter also shows the lofty aspirations of both the creators and producers and the mythmaking that surrounded Oklahoma! from its very inception, and demonstrates just what made it part of its times.

The Broadway musical

new approaches

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Author: Dominic Symonds,Dan Rebellato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: 139

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University of California Union Catalog of Monographs Cataloged by the Nine Campuses from 1963 Through 1967: Authors & titles

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Author: University of California (System). Institute of Library Research,University of California, Berkeley. Library,University of California, Berkeley,University of California, Los Angeles. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Percy Jackson - Diebe im Olymp

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Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920009

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Percy, Götter und Monster –durchgehend mit prächtigen, farbigen Illustrationen! Percy kann es nicht fassen: Sein verschwundener Vater ist der Meeresgott Poseidon! Plötzlich ergibt alles einen Sinn: Sein Verständnis der griechischen Sprache, seine Affinität zu Wasser und vor allem, warum ihn ständig irgendwelche Monster aus der griechischen Mythologie verfolgen! Doch zum Glück findet er in Camp Half-Blood, dem Zufluchtsort für Halbblute wie ihn, treue Freunde: Annabeth, die Tochter der Athene und Grover, den Satyr. Zusammen müssen sie es mit einem mächtigen Feind aufnehmen: Kronos, dem Titanen! Das ideale Geschenk für jeden Fan – und natürlich alle Neuleser.

The musical

a look at the American musical theater

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Author: Richard Kislan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Traces the history of the musical from the eras of vaudeville and burlesque through today's revues and comic operas, with a behind-the-scenes look into the production of a musical.

Oklahoma

The Semicentennial of Statehood, 1907-1957

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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oklahoma

Page: 70

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Loverly

The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

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Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199968144

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Few musicals have had the impact of Lerner and Loewe's timeless classic My Fair Lady. Sitting in the middle of an era dominated by such seminal figures as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, and Leonard Bernstein, My Fair Lady not only enjoyed critical success similar to that of its rivals but also had by far the longest run of a Broadway musical up to that time. From 1956 to 1962, its original production played without a break for 2,717 performances, and the show went on to be adapted into one of the most successful movie musicals of all time in 1964, when it won eight Academy Awards. Internationally, the show also broke records in London, and the original production toured to Russia at the height of the Cold War in an attempt to build goodwill. It remains a staple of the musical theater canon today, an oft-staged show in national, regional, and high school theaters across the country. Using previously-unpublished documents, author Dominic McHugh presents a completely new, behind-the-scenes look at the five-year creation of the show, revealing the tensions and complex relationships that went into its making. McHugh charts the show from the aftermath of the premiere of Shaw's Pygmalion and the playwright's persistent refusal to allow it to be made into a musical, through to the quarrel that led lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe to part ways halfway through writing the show, up to opening night and through to the present. This book is the first to shed light on the many behind-the-scenes creative discussions that took place from casting decisions all the way through the final months of frantic preparation leading to the premiere in March 1956. McHugh also traces sketches for the show, looking particularly at the lines cut during the rehearsal and tryout periods, to demonstrate how Lerner evolved the relationship between Higgins and Eliza in such a way as to maintain the delicate balance of ambiguity that characterizes their association in the published script. He looks too at the movie version, and how the cast album and subsequent revivals have influenced the way in which the show has been received. Overall, this book explores why My Fair Lady continues to resonate with audiences worldwide more than fifty years after its premiere.

Etude

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Author: Theodore Presser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Includes music.

Placebo - A New Musical (Piano/Vocal Score)

Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

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Author: Danny Abosch

Publisher: Danny Abosch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 266

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PLACEBO: A NEW MUSICAL PIANO/VOCAL SCORE Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch Book by Joshua Borths and Danny Abosch Musical Numbers 0. Overture 1. Where There's A Wilson 1a. So Much Left To Say 1b. Scene Change to the Lab 2. I'll Finally Make You Proud 2a. Scene Change into The Silver Dollar 3. One Foot On The Ground 3a. Underscore for The Silver Dollar 3b. Scene Change to Morgan's House 4. If We Never 4a. Scene Change to the Town Square 5. All in How You Look at the Truth 5a. Scene Change to the Lab 6. Ignorance Is Bliss 7. Everything You've Ever Dreamed Of 7a. Scene Change to the Silver Dollar 8. Isn't It Miraculous 8a. Scene Change after "Isn't It Miraculous" 9. Everything You've Ever Dreamed Of (Reprise) 10a. Entr'acte 10. How Did We Ever Live Without It 10b. Scene Change to the Silver Dollar 11. All I Need Is Your Love 11a. Scene Change to Robert's Place 12. Forever 12a. Scene Change After Forever 13. Isn't It Miraculous? (Reprise) 14. Science Doesn't Lie 15. Fighting Silverville's Crime 16. Disturbing the Peace 16a. Scene Change to the Lab 17. Letting You Go 17a. Scene Change and Underscore for the Town Square 18. Finale 18a. Bows

Songwriting für Dummies

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Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770

Category:

Page: 408

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This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Hit Parade

An Encyclopedia of the Top Songs of the Jazz, Depression, Swing, and Sing Eras

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Author: Don Tyler

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 257

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Lists and describes the background of the most popular songs in the United States from the roaring twenties to the beginnings of rock and roll

Anything Goes

A History of American Musical Theatre

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Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199313571

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Ethan Mordden has been hailed as "a sharp-eared listener and a discerning critic," by Opera News, which compares his books to "dinner with a knowledgeable, garrulous companion." The "preeminent historian of the American musical" (New York Times), he "brings boundless energy and enthusiasm buttressed by an arsenal of smart anecdotes" (Wall Street Journal). Now Mordden offers an entirely fresh and infectiously delightful history of American musical theatre. Anything Goes stages a grand revue of the musical from the 1700s through to the present day, narrated in Mordden's famously witty, scholarly, and conversational style. He places us in a bare rehearsal room as the cast of Oklahoma! changes history by psychoanalyzing the plot in the greatest of the musical's many Dream Ballets. And he gives us tickets for orchestra seats on opening night-raising the curtain on the pleasures of Victor Herbert's The Red Mill and the thrill of Porgy and Bess. Mordden examines the music, of course, but also more neglected elements. Dance was once considered as crucial as song; he follows it from the nineteenth century's zany hoofing to tap "combinations" of the 1920s, from the injection of ballet and modern dance in the 1930s and '40s to the innovations of Bob Fosse. He also explores the changing structure of musical comedy and operetta, and the evolution of the role of the star. Fred Stone, the avuncular Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, seldom varied his acting from part to part; but the versatile Ethel Merman turned the headlining role inside out in Gypsy, playing a character who was selfish, fierce, and destructive. From "ballad opera" to burlesque, from Fiddler on the Roof to Rent, the history and lore of the musical unfolds here in a performance worthy of a standing ovation.

Cinderella

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Author: Richard Rodgers,Oscar Hammerstein

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 179

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Scenes from the musical presented at Moraine Valley Community College in October and November, 1980.

Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story

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Author: Nigel Simeone

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754664840

Category: Music

Page: 177

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West Side Story is one of the few Broadway musicals that can make a genuine claim to transforming the genre. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a discussion of Bernstein's sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. The core of the book is the commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score. The survival of the original copied orchestral score, and the reminiscences of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal, reveal details of the orchestration process, and the extent to which Bernstein was involved in this. Simeone concludes by placing West Side Story in the context of Bernstein's oeuvre as well as considering the lasting impact and reputation of the show.