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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Playlists Featured All Recommended. That’s what Rodgers and Hammerstein capture so well. Carousel musical Carousel ballet. 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, So,iloquy Zarchy, the lead trumpeter on Frank Sinatra’s radio show, went over to the singer’s pad for dinner. A brisk “Soliloquy” clocks in at eight minutes. Liliom Liliom Carousel Find out more about our use of this data.

Not yet a member of the Mark Steyn Club? Oscar Hammerstein’s meditation on impending fatherhood in all its facets. 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:.

But, when the song switches from some roughneck tyke of a son to soliloqyy little girl, he also wrings all the aching loveliness out of Rodgers’ melody:.

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He was playing the role of Billy Bigelow, a carney barker, a no-account roustabout better at getting girls than at getting ahead. I don’t give a damn what he does As long as he does what he likes He can sit on his tail Or work on a rail With a hammer, hammering spikes If you are not yet a member, please click here to join. He played us some things from Carouselwhich had just come out.


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

Thus, as she understood it, even his vulnerability was an implicit criticism of her. At the risk of over-generalizing, maternity for mothers is a physical process, growing inside you. 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.

I miss my dad more and more as the years go by. And I’m damned if he’ll marry the boss’s daughter A skinny-lipped virgin with blood like water 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: I wonder what he’ll think of me I guess he’ll call me The old man I guess he’ll think I can lick Ev’ry other feller’s father — Well, I can!

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 Happy Father’s Day to you and yours.

Mary Rodgers, a fine composer in her own right and also the author of her own exploration of parents and children, Caorusel 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.


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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Frank stayed with the “Soliloquy” for the next half-century. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Personally autographed copies of caroousel books are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore.

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This entry is from Wikipediathe user-contributed encyclopedia. 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. Halfway through, on that line “What if he’s a The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of czrousel musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father.

Leave a Reply Be the First to Comment! The orchestration and the voice are almost too good — too clean, too pure, compared with the very raw, tentative Frank of two decades earlier. With the time limitation of about 3: With fathers, it’s different: Sin of a Beautiful Woman. It was my senior year in high school, and my choral director chose me to play the role of Billy.

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Comment on this item Submission of reader comments is restricted to Mark Steyn Club members only. Artists Popular All Recommended. The soliloqyy immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea. Notify of new replies to this comment.