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re: MERRILY: The Hills of Tomorrow is the seed of Good Thing Going??
Posted by: peter3053 02:44 pm EDT 03/12/19
In reply to: re: MERRILY: The Hills of Tomorrow is the seed of Good Thing Going?? - yoostabemyjob 01:59 pm EDT 03/12/19

...and "Who wants to live in New York..." in "Opening Doors".

Sondheim unified the score in many ways while adding irony to irony as it goes along.

It's the sort of genius which was the glory of Broadway, and what can be achieved when juke box junk isn't dumped on a stage under the pretense of being a theatrical score.

Similar - though not the same cleverness - can be found throughout the real Broadway composers; Jerome Kern, for example, making "Ol' Man River" the reverse of the notes to "Cotton Blossom", or Sondheim again reversing the Dies Irae part of "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" to make "These are my friends..." later in the same show.
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