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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Carousel – ‘Soliloquy’ – Richard Rodgers – Concerts, Introduction & Performances – BBC Music

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Mary Rodgers, a fine composer in her own right and also the author of her own exploration of parents and children, Freaky Fridaytold me she only once saw her father display any emotion – when her mother suffered a miscarriage late in life and dad sobbed on his teenage daughter’s shoulders because it was his last chance for a son. 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: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I miss my dad more and more as the years go by. It was twice as much work, so, not unreasonably, he asked for twice as much dough. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License.

If you are already a member, please log in here: 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. Playlists Featured All Recommended.



Frank stayed with the “Soliloquy” for the next half-century. But the fellow had nothing to say. The following month, Zeke Zarchy, the lead trumpeter on Frank Sinatra’s radio show, went over to the singer’s pad for dinner.

Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, If you are already a member, please log in here:. Richard Rodgers Carousel — ‘Soliloquy’.

I got to get ready before she comes I got to make certain that she Won’t be dragged up in slums With a lot o’ bums like me In it, he happily daydreams over what it would be like to be a father to soliloqyy boy, but midway through the song, he realizes that it could turn out to be a girl. Retrieved from ” https: Artists Popular All Recommended. At the risk of soliloqiy, maternity for mothers is a physical process, growing inside you. 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.

By contrast, Sinatra, for a showbiz pop, was a real father, loved to this day by all three of his ssoliloquy. The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea. And I’m damned if he’ll marry the boss’s daughter A skinny-lipped virgin with blood like water 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 the manner of an operatic ariawithout the benefit of an accompanying choral group “taking carousep the slack”, as is usually the case in long musical numbers e.

Read more at Wikipedia. Sin of a Beautiful Woman. Yet Caruosel even then recognized the uniqueness of the piece, from anticipation of carouwel the fun the guy’s gonna have with “my boy Bill” to the slowly dawning terror of responsibility.


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:.

Soliloquy: Sinatra Song of the Century #41 :: SteynOnline

They balked, he walked – although he was looking for a pretext to scram to Africa and patch a spat with Ava who was out there filming.

She’s up to Number 54, as different from woliloquy as you can get – ” Drinking Again “. Our Caruosel 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. He was the original Billy Bigelow. The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea.

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:. No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of Mark Steyn Enterprises.

State Fair Oklahoma! Performances Popular All Recommended. I was afraid to memorize all of the text and did not know how sooiloquy understand this complex character.

It also taught me that I had something more to offer as a singer.