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Posted by CHOOKA2 2013-01-07 18:02:15


I'm not a singer,so was wondering about the number 24601--is ONE the easiest number to sing those high notes-and is that why it was chosen? and if so,what would be the hardest number to sing?

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Posted by Kad 2013-01-07 18:10:52


Those numbers were chosen because Victor Hugo chose them.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-01-07 18:11:47


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Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2013-01-07 18:18:47


But CHOOKA2 is not a troll!

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Posted by sueb1863 2013-01-07 19:16:48


Yeah, that number is from the book. Valjean also had another number, 9430, assigned to him after he was rearrested and sent back to prison by Javert following Fantine's death (he doesn't get away as in the show). While in prison he saves another prisoner from drowning, then disappears in the water himself. Everyone assumes he's dead, but he actually escapes and that's when he goes to get Cosette.

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Posted by PTOPhan 2013-01-07 21:21:51


I always thought Amonate, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Tazewell County, near the West Virginia border, population 172, should have a Les Mis festival. Why Amonate? Its zip code is 24601.

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Posted by jo 2013-01-07 22:10:53


I saw the Mogador revival in French in Paris -- Valjean sang "2-4-6-0-1" as "deux-quatre-six-zero-un"

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Posted by CHOOKA2 2013-01-07 22:36:24


I have absolutely no idea what you have posted 'wickedrocks'or what that means--troll??
I should have realised that that was the number written in the book and not changed specifically so it was an easier number to sing.
I thank those that gave a supportive response.

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Posted by sergio_27 2013-01-07 22:49:13


It's true that the number wasn't chosen by the composer, but he did choose to use it on the score. He may have not done so if it was a 'hard number to sing'.

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Posted by TheLadyoftheWood 2013-01-07 23:19:05


@sergio_27 Yeah just like "I came from the People...He supports you, for he loves your..." and many other phrases written by composers were done because they weren't hard to sing.

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Posted by singtopher 2013-01-07 23:35:36


I'm always amused by the thought "What if it was a different number than one?" which lends itself to a nice wide open vowel sound. Imagine Colm Wilkinson belting out, "Two-Four-Six-Oh-Threeeeee!"

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2013-01-08 01:09:00


8675309 was already taken.

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Posted by once a month 2013-01-08 11:02:56


Way back when Les Miserables opened on Broadway, I brought my family who absolutely ate it up. For Christmas that year my father (RIP) gave me a black shirt with 24601 embroidered on the front. Nice memory...

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Posted by JoeKv99 2013-01-08 11:18:18


What exactly would be a HARD number to sing?

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Posted by tazber 2013-01-08 11:46:59


Well, if you had a mouthful of Quiche I bet every number would be hard to sing.

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Posted by JoeKv99 2013-01-08 12:10:12


Or perhaps a mouthful of Fantine's teeth?