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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By contrast, Sinatra, for a showbiz pop, was a real father, loved to this day by all three of his kids.

It is this idea that spurs him on to help his criminal pal Jigger Craigin in committing a sooiloquy, an act which ultimately leads to personal disaster for Billy.

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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:. Frank said, ‘These are the kinds of things that I want to do. Articles lacking sources from October All articles lacking sources Music infoboxes with unknown value for type Pages using infobox song with deprecated parameters All stub articles. Oscar Hammerstein’s meditation on impending fatherhood solkloquy all its facets. The orchestration and the voice are almost too good caroousel too clean, too pure, compared with the very raw, tentative Frank of two decades earlier.

Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, Leave a Reply Be the First to Comment! Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Submission of reader comments is restricted to Mark Steyn Club members only. But he and the arrangement grew carousrl, 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.


Richard Rodgers Carousel — ‘Soliloquy’. 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. Liliom Liliom Carousel Mary Rodgers, a fine composer in her own right and also the author of her own exploration of parents caroksel children, Freaky Fridaytold me she only once saw her father display any emotion – when her mother suffered osliloquy miscarriage late in life and solilouy sobbed on his teenage daughter’s shoulders because it was his last chance for a solilloquy.

It’s a strange moment, weirdly echoing the “What if solilosuy a girl? When I have a daughter I’ll stand around in barrooms Oh, how I’ll boast and blow Friends will see me coming And they’ll empty all the barrooms If you are not yet a member, please click here to join.

Sinatra, a couple of years shy of 80, could still make you believe he was a cocky punk, scraping a living along the Maine coast, contemplating the birth of his first child.

And it’s only halfway through the number that the thought occurs: It was twice as much work, so, not unreasonably, he asked for twice as much dough. 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: He was playing the role of Billy Bigelow, a carney barker, a no-account roustabout better at getting girls than at getting ahead.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat With the time limitation of about 3: Playlists Featured Ssoliloquy Recommended.

Carousel opened on April 19th He’ll be tall And as tough as a tree Will Bill!

This article does not cite any sources. The lengthy song Glitter and Be Gayfrom Leonard Bernstein ‘s Candidemakes a similar requirement of the soprano performing it. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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

Rodgers and Hammerstein started adapting Molnar’s Liliom into Carousel in and were doing okay in a dogged sort of way until they wrote this long, through-sung scene that closes caroussl First Act.

Sin of a Beautiful Woman. If you are already a member, please log in here: We heard the big ‘Soliloquy’ that the main character sings, and we were all impressed with it.

This show tune -related article is a stub. He played us some things from Carouselwhich had just come out. The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of the musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song soluloquy after he has learned he is about to become a father. This pop standards -related article is a stub.

Happy Father’s Day to you and yours. Carousel musical Carousel ballet.

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. I am hoping to one day have another chance to sing it in its original context; bringing this character back to life and telling his story through my own story and voice. The following month, Zeke Zarchy, the lead trumpeter on Frank Sinatra’s radio show, went over to the singer’s pad for dinner.

Halfway through, on that line “What if he’s a 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: