3 groups of 2 Anita sings the praises of the United States while the guys sing

3 groups of 2 anita sings the praises of the united

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(3 groups of 2)Anita sings the praises of the United States, while the guys sing the praises of San Juan, Puerto Rico
West Side Story (1957)“I Feel Pretty” Maria sings about how wonderful she feels when she’s in loveThis version in Natalie Wood’s own voice“One Hand, One Heart” Maria and Tony dream about their wedding, don’t actually get married“Tonight” – songInspired by the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet, sung on a fire escape outside Maria’s apartmentWest Side Story (1957)“Tonight Reprise”: ensemble Several different emotions projected at once:Gangs excitedly planning for upcoming fight(Short, staccato tones, narrow range and syncopations)Tony and Maria expressing the joy of being together(Legato, lyrical, and soaring melody)Anita looking forward to the “kicks” she’s “gonna get”West Side Story (1957)“Somewhere” Maria is furious with Tony for killing her brother, BernardoStarts with a melody from a Beethoven piano concerto“Gee, Officer Krupke” The Jets poke fun at Officer Krupke Finale Maria sends Anita to warn Tony that Chino (the Paris figure) has a gun and is looking for him. Anita almost gets raped by Jets, claims that Chino has killed Maria.Tony rushes out to see if it is true and is shot by ChinoTwo Frenchmen and Their Adaptations of Romeo and JulietBerlioz’ Choral SymphonyGounod’s Opera1800 – 1900 The Romantic Era
Romantic trends:FantasyLarge orchestrasFocus on timbreas compositional element Many new instruments added to the orchestraConcert harp, triangle, tuba, celestaDrama!Tragic loveThe macabreRoméo et JulietteGrand Opera in 5 Acts by Charles GounodCharles GounodBorn 1818 in Paris to a piano teacher and artistStudied at the Paris Conservatoire, won Prix de RomeRoméo et JulietteCollaborated with the same librettists he worked with on FaustOpera takes place in 14th-century Verona in 5 actsRemarkably faithful to the original, using much of the same dialogue, poetic forms, but text translated into French and “Bowdlerized” Cut a few scenes not dealing directly with the loversAdded character of Stephano (Romeo’s Page)Keeps Romeo alive long enough to sing a death duetOmits last scene from Shakespeare’s playCharacters and Voice TypesJuliettesoprano Roméo, son of Montaigutenor Frère Laurent bass Mercutio, Romeo's friendbaritone Stéphano, Romeo's pagemezzo-soprano (trouser role)Count Capulet bass Tybalt, Lady Capulet's nephewtenor Gertrude, Juliet's nursemezzo-soprano
The Duke bass Paris, a young countbaritone Grégorio, Capulet's servantbaritone Benvolio, Montague's nephewtenor Frère Jean bass ChorusSummary of Acts and Selected ScenesAct I. A masked ball in the palace of the CapuletsOpens with mimed sword fight and chorus prologueFugue heardMusical form featuring imitation of a main theme (subject) at different pitch levelsExampleArietta-waltz: “Je veux vivre” Uses coloraturasinging style (“to color”)

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