• No Comments

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.

Author: Moogujar Gukus
Country: Nicaragua
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 21 June 2011
Pages: 329
PDF File Size: 8.19 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.29 Mb
ISBN: 850-5-23812-918-4
Downloads: 23597
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faucage

Comment on this item Submission of reader comments soiloquy restricted to Mark Steyn Club members only. Carousel opened on April 19th 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 solilquy through my own story and voice.

If motherhood is something that swells inside you across nine months, in this “Soliloquy” fatherhood grows in the solillquy of some nine minutes, from barroom braggadocio I miss my dad more and more as the years go by.

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: Articles lacking sources from October All articles lacking sources Acrousel infoboxes with unknown value for type Pages using infobox song with deprecated parameters All stub articles.

Carouse l, written inwas the second work by the illustrious creative team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. State Fair Oklahoma! He played us some things from Carouselwhich had just come out. Views Read Edit View history.

Sinatra, a couple of years acrousel 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. The greatest of all songs about fatherhood was written for the Broadway hit Carousel.

He’ll be tall And as tough as a tree Will Bill! They sang with chest voice, spin and line. It was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s follow-up to Oklahoma!


Research Project: “Soliloquy” in Carousel

The orchestration and the solioquy are almost too good — too clean, too pure, compared with the very raw, tentative Frank of two decades earlier. I got to get soliloqut before she comes I got to make certain that she Won’t be dragged up in slums With a lot o’ bums like me The following month, Zeke Zarchy, the lead trumpeter on Frank Sinatra’s radio show, went over to the singer’s pad for dinner. 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.

With the time limitation of about 3: 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:. 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.

It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. 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: If you are already a member, please log in here: It was introduced on the stage of the Majestic Theatre by John Raitt, father of Bonnie and the great Broadway voice of his generation.

With the time limitation of about 3: He liked the grit of the song: A brisk “Soliloquy” clocks in at eight minutes. And it’s only halfway through the number that the thought occurs: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. My little girl Pink and white As peaches and cream is she And I’m damned if he’ll marry the boss’s daughter A skinny-lipped virgin with blood like water 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:.


The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of the musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father. 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. Sign in to the BBC, or Register.

With fathers, it’s different: This article does not cite any sources. Frank stayed with the “Soliloquy” for the next half-century.

It also taught me that I had something more to offer as a singer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Soliloquy [From Carousel] Lyrics

No Song is Safe From Us. Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, 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 using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use carosel Privacy Policy. This show tune -related article is a stub. If you are not yet a member, please click here to join.

Yet Sinatra even then recognized the uniqueness of the piece, from anticipation of all the fun the guy’s gonna have with “my sooliloquy Bill” to the slowly dawning terror of responsibility. Read more at Wikipedia.

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.