The New Broadway Song Companion

Author: David P. DeVenney
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869446
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This is a completely revised and expanded second edition of The Broadway Song Companion, the first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed with the working actor in mind, the volume lists every song from over 300 Broadway shows, including at least 90 more than the first edition. Organized by show, each song is annotated with the name of the character(s) who sing(s) the song, the vocal range, and a style category, such as uptempo, narrative ballad, swing ballad, moderate character piece, etc. Several indexes are supplied, organizing the songs by voice type (soprano, baritone, etc.) and song style, vocal arrangement (duets, trios, chorus, etc.), and composer and lyricist, allowing increased access to the repertoire. For instance, a soprano looking for a ballad to sing will find every song in that category in the index. All solos, duets, and trios are indexed in this manner, with quartets and larger ensembles listed by voice type. Furthermore, the instant breakdowns (how many lead characters, who sings what song, and the range requirements of each character) will be a valuable resource to directors and producers.

The Broadway Song Companion

Author: David P. DeVenney
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0585040192
Size: 79.15 MB
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The first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed with the working actor in mind, the volume lists every song from over 210 Broadway shows, giving the name of the character(s) who sing(s) the song, its exact vocal range, and categorizing each by song style.

The New Broadway Song Companion

Author: David P. DeVenney
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: 9780810869431
Size: 32.91 MB
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This volume presents a comprehensive listing of the musical numbers from over 300 Broadway shows. Each song is annotated with the name of the character who sings it, the voice type, the exact vocal range, and a description of the song style. A set of six indexes allows access to this music by voice type (soprano, baritone, etc.), song style (uptempo, ballad, etc.), vocal arrangement (duets, trios, chorus, etc.), and composer and lyricist.

A History Of Film Music

Author: Mervyn Cooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316264866
Size: 49.63 MB
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This book provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the major trends in film scoring from the silent era to the present day, focussing not only on dominant Hollywood practices but also offering an international perspective by including case studies of the national cinemas of the UK, France, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union. The book balances wide-ranging overviews of film genres, modes of production and critical reception with detailed non-technical descriptions of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in representative individual films. In addition to the central focus on narrative cinema, separate sections are also devoted to music in documentary and animated films, film musicals and the uses of popular and classical music in the cinema. The author analyses the varying technological and aesthetic issues that have shaped the history of film music, and concludes with an account of the modern film composer's working practices.

Songwriters Of The American Musical Theatre

Author: Nathan Hurwitz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317428331
Size: 34.35 MB
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From the favorites of Tin Pan Alley to today’s international blockbusters, the stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. Musical theatre roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles. By breaking down these styles and exploring the output of the great composers, Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre offers singers and performers an essential guide to the modern musical. Composers from Gilbert and Sullivan and Irving Berlin to Alain Boublil and Andrew Lloyd Webber are examined through a brief biography, a stylistic overview, and a comprehensive song list with notes on suitable voice types and further reading. This volume runs the gamut of modern musical theatre, from English light opera through the American Golden Age, up to the "mega musicals" of the late Twentieth Century, giving today’s students and performers an indispensable survey of their craft.

A Dictionary For The Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886561
Size: 60.16 MB
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An indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing, this dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics.

Rock The Audition

Author: Sheri Sanders
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1423499433
Size: 13.98 MB
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Rock musicals are an increasingly dominant force in contemporary musical theatre. Rock the Audition defines what is required of the actor-singer to succeed in the audition room and gives the aspiring performer the tools necessary to interpret rock material with abandon, creativity, and inspiration. This book shows those interested in auditioning for a rock musical how to holistically embody the essence of the show for which they are auditioning. Rock the Audition teaches performers how to: ¥ Pick songs that have or have room to create a dramatic arc ¥ Create their own appropriate cuts and arrangements, and successfully communicate the feel of a song to a pianist for proper support ¥ Capture the essence of the musical they're trying out for ¥ Understand The vocal styles of different genres and how the styles changed over time ¥ Act a rock song Sanders's method also helps singing actors refine their physical life in the audition room when singing a rock song, An approach profoundly different from that of the legit musical-theatre auditioner. Rock the Audition shows readers how to interpret the meaning of the chosen songs and how to bring their own unique point of view to those interpretations. Includes: ¥ DVD with coaching techniques on rock vocal styling and rock physicalisation ¥ Interviews with the directors, casting directors, musical directors, and composers of the top rock musicals on Broadway, featuring their views on succeeding in rock musicals ¥ In-depth explanation of rock styles, genres, and eras

Fun Home

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618871711
Size: 21.30 MB
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A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Read Listen Edition

Author: Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385372132
Size: 56.86 MB
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“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.