The New Broadway Song Companion : An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style
This volume presents a comprehensive listing of the musical numbers from over 300 Broadway shows. Each song is annotated with the name of the character who sings it, the voice type, the exact vocal range, and a description of the song style. A set of six indexes allows access to this music by voice type (soprano, baritone, etc.), song style (uptempo, ballad, etc.), vocal arrangement (duets, trios, chorus, etc.), and composer and lyricist.
- Hardback | 298 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
- 30 Aug 2009
- Scarecrow Press
- Lanham, MD, United States
- 2nd ed.
- black & white illustrations
This unique approach to the musical theatre's song repertoire will help solo performers and ensembles assemble programs suitable for their vocal talents and expressive of their interests. Rettig On Reference DeVenney is the perfect resource person to answer that perennial question, what should I sing for my audition? This volume is an absolute necessity for all college and high school musical theater collections. Essential. CHOICE, January 2010 As valuable as the annotated entries are six indexes. ... For music theater performers and their instructors this book is a boon, both for repertoire selection and role preparation. ... An affordable addition to the reference section of a studio library. Journal of Singing, January/February 2010 This book will be a welcome addition to a teacher's studio library. Musical theatre repertoire is a staple for many high school students, and in order to keep up with their passion, teachers must become savvy with the repertoire. I recently experienced this learning curve for musical theatre repertoire in my own teaching. How nice it would have been to have this book in my library during the learning process! Classical Singer Magazine, May 2010 A veritable casting bible for producers and directors of musicals on the one hand and an invaluable source for any individual voice to find all the songs in his or her range from the Broadway canon ... very well structured ... this is one reference book that no one interested in musical theatre should be without! Amateur Stage
About David P. DeVenney
David P. DeVenney is professor of music and Director of Choral Activities at West Chester University.