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.

Carousel – ‘Soliloquy’

Retrieved from ” https: Richard Rodgers Carousel — ‘Soliloquy’. Sign in to the BBC, or Register. Happy Father’s Day to you and yours. If you are already a member, please log in here: Other recordings include the following:.

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

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 They sang with chest voice, spin and line. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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.

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Performances Popular All Recommended. 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.

Soliloquy (song)

Not yet a member of the Mark Steyn Club? Halfway through, on that line “What if he’s a From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That was tougher than it sounds back then. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. At the risk of over-generalizing, maternity for mothers is a physical process, growing inside you.

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Soliloquy from Carousel – Song of the Day – No Song Is Safe From Us

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 was afraid to memorize all of the text and did not know how to understand this complex character. Oscar Hammerstein’s meditation on impending fatherhood in all its facets. The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of the sililoquy, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father.


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. With fathers, it’s different: It was introduced on the stage of the Majestic Theatre by John Raitt, father of Bonnie and the great Broadway voice of his generation.

That’s what Rodgers and Hammerstein capture so well. He was the original Billy Bigelow. He liked the grit of the song:. It also taught me that I had something more to offer as a singer. Playlists Featured All Recommended. Find out more about our use of this data.

Billy has a glib cocksure charm and at the big First Act finale, when his wife Julie tells him she’s expecting carosuel child, he conjures a boy in his own image: And it’s only halfway through the number that the thought occurs: The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins to like the idea.

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That’s a long song, so long that the published sheet music cost twice the usual 50 cents.