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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Julia Murney Performs Carmel Dean's 'Elegy'
This week we present the song "Elegy" by Carmel Dean, which was sung by the incomparable Julia Murney at our concert at 54 Below.
"Elegy" is from the new musical A Girl Called Vincent with music by Carmel Dean and a book by Dick Scanlan. It is based on the poetry and letters of Edna St Vincent Millay, and centers around the time in the poet's life where she was 19 years old and wrote her epic, infamous poem, Renascence. 'Elegy' takes place during a scene at Vassar College, and is sung by the young woman who has had her heart broken by Vincent, who is discovering her own fame, sexuality and the power of her art. CARMEL DEAN is a New York-based, Australian-born composer, musical director and arranger. Broadway: If/Then (Musical Director), Hands on a Hardbody (Musical Director/Vocal Arranger), American Idiot (Musical Director), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vocal Arranger/Associate Musical Director). Off-Broadway: Emotional Creature, Everyday Rapture and Elegies - a song cycle by William Finn. Other: 52nd Annual Grammy Awards with Green Day; formerly Chita Rivera's musical director. Carmel is a graduate of New York University's Musical Theatre Writing Program. As a composer her work includes A Girl Called Vincent (book by Dick Scanlan) and the YouTube series Project: Song Blog. www.carmeldean.com
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