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New Musical Challenge - Musicals

Postby Brian007 » 26 Sep 2015 07:43

HI all,

This new challenge is all about songs from Musicals this can be from Broadway shows like " The Phantom of the Opera " to shows that have been turned into films like "The Jersey Boys " for those of you that are not too familiar with this genre ( like me ) here`s a couple of links that may help you out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... m_musicals

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_from_films

When posting your song please include the Show its from also

hope you enjoys the new challenge,


Songs posted so far:

The lady Is A Tramp,
Smoke Gets In My Eyes
I Talk to the Trees
Medley from South Pacific
Any Dream Will do
Somewhere
I Believe In God
Any Dream Will Do
Somewhere
Drinking Song
Castle On A Cloud
Fiddler On The Roof
Sabbath Prayer
I Don't Know How To Love Him
Ol' Man River
Memory
Phantom of the Opera
Feelin Good
What Kind of Fool Am I
Do Re Mi
The Sound of Music/Edelweiss together
Edelweiss - common time version.
Climb Every Mountain
All Alone
Mack The Knife
Day By Day
When This Lousy War Is Over

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 26 Sep 2015 07:52

Morning All,

In true Blue Peter fashion and to get the ball rolling here`s one that I recorded last night, from The Babes in Arms a 1937 musical with music by Richard Rodgers
its called " The Lady is Tramp " please note this genre is totally out of my comfort zone :lol: https://app.box.com/s/zo803ps27i1xzcq6vzgcomweyj9t2zjb

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 26 Sep 2015 08:30

Hi Brian, What an excellent start, that really got the feet tapping. Very well played.

I think that it is very probable that people might find that many tunes from the 30's-50's have a connection to a musical that you have never heard of. A bit of Googling might surprise you.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 26 Sep 2015 08:43

I found this little ditty in one of the Buskers books and first discovered that it was sung by Bing Crosby and then that it was in the musical film "Double or Nothing." Also covered by Frank Sinatra. It was a big hit in the late 30's. I hope that you enjoy, "The Moon Gets in My Eyes."

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 26 Sep 2015 09:36

Hi Keith,

Many thanks for the kind comments,

Its not a tune I am familiar with , I do seem to recall the melody line from somewhere ?
That was a good version and I really enjoyed listening to it, a good choice of voicing and you played it very well.


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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 26 Sep 2015 10:00

This song is from the musical "Paint Your Wagon." I decided to do it in a beaty sort of style that you could dance to. Having done it I think that it would be better without a style and with more expressive instrumentation. It is, of course, "I Talk To The Trees."

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 26 Sep 2015 10:05

Hi

A selectioon from "South Pacific" that I played in a concert back in 2012. Roland EP760 plus a Casio keyboard.



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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 26 Sep 2015 11:15

Hi Brian. A nice big band sound of the tune. A good listen..John

Hi Keith. Not familiar with the first one but a nice listen all the same. Liked Talk to the trees some lovely sounds and delicately played. Enjoyed my listen. John

Hi Tony. The old tunes never seem to age always nice to listen too. I can see your audience appreciated them and so did I. A lovely performance, really enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 26 Sep 2015 12:46

Hi Keith,

I talk to the Trees was a real pleasure to listen too, nice and simple with some good voices and you played it very well.

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Hi Tony.

A real nice medley from South Pacific, and judging from the applause at the end of the recording your audience thought so as well.
a well played and put together pice which I enjoyed listening to very much. Brian007 :D
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 26 Sep 2015 14:21

Hii Everyone This one is from Joseph and his amazing technicolour dream coat. Any dream will do. I suspect there will be a few ALW tunes on this challenge. Enjoy. John

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby papadeedee » 26 Sep 2015 14:30

Hello fellow challengers,
Brian, you made a good job of "The lady is a Tramp" nicely done.
Keith, I enjoyed both of your tunes but my preference was for "I Talk to the Trees" A jolly kind of tune, nicely played.
Tony, A fine selection from "South Pacific"
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby papadeedee » 26 Sep 2015 14:46

Hi John, a fine rendition of "Any Dream Will Do". Nicely done.
I am not sure if I have posted this tune before, I searched my posts anfd couldn't find it so here is "Somwhere" from "West Side Story", piano version,
https://app.box.com/s/jkgem3cfuctlfj6cfdwml0yrvatr4tle
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 26 Sep 2015 15:45

Some excellent entries on the first day.

Rev. Tony. Nice to hear a well played recording of a live performance.

John T. Brought back memories of a school production well over thirty years ago. Good registrations and no dampness - excellent.

Brian D. It is always nice to hear a piano well played and "Somewhere" brought out the very best in the pianos tones.

Thanks to you all for taking part - can you find another?
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 26 Sep 2015 15:52

I am sure that you will all have realised by now that music is, for me, a source of many memories. Over sixty years ago my mother, for a special treat, would collect my sister and I from junior school and take us on the bus into the town centre to go to the cinema. When we were in our seats she would serve tea from her shopping bag - sandwiches and a drink and we would be ready for the start of the film. I particularly remember the musical 'The Student Prince' with Mario Lanza doing the singing for Edmund Purdom who played the prince. This song "I Believe In God" was very powerful and I hope that I have done it some kind of justice.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 26 Sep 2015 18:00

Hi everyone,

Some really good music finding its way into this challenge, keep them coming.

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Hi John Taylor,

A really nice version of Any dream will do, good choice of voicing and style choice all made for a pleasurable listen.

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Hi Brian D.

Once again a great version of Somewhere brought to life with just the piano a very good performance.

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Hi Keith,

A truly spectacular piece of music you produced there, very powerful rendition and with a great ending.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 26 Sep 2015 18:35

Hi Brian. Surprising what a simple piano can do. A nice easy listen. John


Hi Keith. A rousing performance with a strong sound. Remember it well. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby kens » 26 Sep 2015 18:56

Hi!

Here is the theme from Mission Impossible. regards Ken

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 26 Sep 2015 19:07

Hi Ken Well you certainly captured the mood of that one. Thoroughly enjoyed the arrangement and use of sounds. Quite dramatic. A most enjoyable performance. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 27 Sep 2015 07:31

Hi Ken,

I pretty impressive piece that, it was put together very well and the sounds were spot on

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 27 Sep 2015 08:11

Hi Kens, Mission Impossible sounded great in every respect but the film is "One of a series of Spy Thrillers" and not a musical. Just to clarify the Challenge is to play A PIECE OF MUSIC FROM A MUSICAL not A PIECE OF MUSIC FROM A FILM. I hope that you do no mind that correction and will be spurred on to play us something from a MUSICAL. It will be worth waiting for.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 27 Sep 2015 09:13

It is a bit early in the morning for this one but I am returning to "The Student Prince" for the "Drinking Song."

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby kens » 27 Sep 2015 10:59

Sorry for my error Keith. a senior moment perhaps regards Ken
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 27 Sep 2015 11:27

Hi Keith. I seem to remember seeing the film in my distant past. Liked your version nice and catchy sounds and arrangement. A pleasant listen. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby papadeedee » 27 Sep 2015 12:50

Hi Ken,
Excellent, A very fine performance.
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Hi Keith, "I'll Walk with God", a fine performance, "The Drinking Song" a nice brisk waltz, nicely played.
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby papadeedee » 27 Sep 2015 13:13

Hi All,
The music for this was still on the piano so I gave it a quick a run through on the organ before storing it away.
"Somewhere No 2"
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 27 Sep 2015 16:23

Hi Brian. Another good version of the tune. I seem to remember P J Proby singing it. Googled it and he is still alive at 76.enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 27 Sep 2015 19:28

Hi Brian D, Somewhere No 2. I wonder if you prefer it on the piano or the digital orchestra. I think that my money goes on the digital orchestra with the swelling voices.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 27 Sep 2015 19:34

I was very disappointed when I saw the film version of Les Miserables as the music was poor in comparison to the stage version. Never mind the music is good so this evening I give you "Castle on a Cloud." This switches frequently between 3/4 and 2/4 so the rhythm box is out of the question.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 27 Sep 2015 19:59

Hi Keith. A pleasant listen. Liked the sounds. To complicated for me to try if changing rhythms. May do one tomorrow. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby papadeedee » 27 Sep 2015 20:32

Hi Keith,
The piano version was technically more difficult to play as I played it note for note as written whereas the organ version was the melody line along with chords. I thought I was getting more expression into the organ version. I prefer the organ version. (please excuse the over use of the word version :lol: )

I enjoyed your rendition of "Castle on a Cloud." very nice sounds.
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 28 Sep 2015 08:03

Hi everyone,

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Hi Brian D.

Another great version of that classic a pleasure to watch and listen to, and yes PJ Prody did do it and split his trousers if I remeber Rightly.

Brian007 :D

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Hi Keith.

Castles in the cloud a great rendition of that tune, didn`t miss the rythm box at all the great voices made up for it.

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Unfortunately I have contracted man flu, which has really knocked me for six, so having a few days off to recover :cry:


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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby KRUG » 28 Sep 2015 10:17

Poor old Brian has got the man flu and no doubt rather like the character played by Topol in "Fiddler on The Roof" feels that the whole world is against him. Here are two tunes from that musical. the first is "Fiddler on the Roof" in which Topol's gloom is personified as the fiddler on his roof. The final solo violin sums him up, "It might not mean a thing.......But then again it might!"

https://app.box.com/s/fxwe5xflyxxm4g0b42wldnhaws3593n2

Realising that he has little influence on the fortunes of his family he goes to to pray and asks God to look after and care for his family in the "Sabbath Prayer."

https://app.box.com/s/5cjcafox2sildyi1zco5nb6414yg6uko

I hope that these two offerings make you feel a bit better - after all somebody is always worse off than you.

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby JohnT » 28 Sep 2015 12:35

Hi Keith. A lot different to what is normally played. Both melancholy.but nice to listen to. Liked the organ sound quite powerful and the choir sneaked in again. Saw 007 out with his dog this morning man flu must be improving. John
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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby Brian007 » 28 Sep 2015 13:04

Hi Keith,

Two very good offerings but very different, but shared the same theme in that were quiet melancholy but still a very good listen
and which you played very well and with feeling enjoyed the organ in the second posting. Brian007

Yes John Taylor. when you have a dog life has to gone on as usual or as near usual as possible, enjoyed my walked helped clear my head
spent most of yesterday sleeping..

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Re: New Musical Challenge ( Musicals ) 26/09/2015

Postby kens » 28 Sep 2015 17:05

Hi! This one named Body and Soul from Threes a Crowd, performed in America around 1930. Hope this is acceptable. Incidentaly it was the last song Amy Winehouse recorded before her untimely death. regards Ken

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