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Unit 5: Broadway A street in the theatre district of NYC
Musical Basics Musicals first started around the 1900s in the United States. They became popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Most musicals include: singing, dancing, dialogue, costumes, scenery, lighting, and instruments.
“Kiss Me, Kate” Music and lyrics by American composer Cole Porter Sung using marcato articulation Marcato means sharply separated and accented.
Palace Theatre The Will Rogers Follies opened at the Palace Theatre in 1991.
Marcato or Legato Listen to The Will Rogers Follies and decide if you hear it sung using marcato or legato articulation. It is sung using legato articulation. Legato means smoothly connected. Listen to some other songs to hear the difference in articulations.
“Tonight’s the Night” Marcato
“Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” Legato
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” Marcato
Voice classification Changed Soprano (high female voice) Alto (low female voice) Tenor (high male voice) Bass (low male voice) Unchanged - classification given to student or kid voices Cambiata - the term used to label the changing voice
“Porgy and Bess” Written by George Gershwin Considered an American folk opera Featured song “Summertime” What voice classification is the lead singer? Soprano
Next Week... Performance choices Articulation Dynamics Tone Color Tempo