Keys of songs in play and movie

by Jon Merrill (no login)


In the play Tomorrow is in G flat (6 flats). In the movie Tomorrow (Cabinet scene) is in E flat (3 flats.)

In the play Hard-Knock Life is in B (5 sharps) but modulates towards the end of the song so that it ends in B flat (2 flats). In the movie HKL is in G (1 sharp).

Charles Strouse must have enjoyed composing on the black keys!

I have heard several community directors say that their first cut was for those who could not sing the high F sharp in HKL without screaming.

I was impressed in the Special Features of LAT that every one of the women nailed the F sharp in HKL. Who knows how many of them had done relatively little singing in the past few years, but it didn't matter; they were able to still do it anyway, just as they had done 25-30 years ago.

Posted on Mar 4, 2008, 2:29 PM
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