Best multi-part (more than 2) song from a musical?

Phan#24601
Stand-by
joined:11/29/11
What are favorite songs with more than 2 different simultaneous vocal parts?
Mine are:
"One Day More!"-Les MisÚrables
"Notes/ Prima Donna"-The Phantom of the Opera
"Johanna (Reprise)"- Sweeney Todd
"Finale"-Godspell
"Devil Take the Hindmost (Reprise)"- Love Never Dies
My biggest pet peeve right now is when people pronounce it "Marry-us" and not "Mah-ree-us".
Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
"Tonight" quintet.
humbugfoto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/16/07
"A Weekend In The Country"
Sarcasm is an allergic reaction to stupid people.
AwesomeDanny
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/09
The word you're looking for is "polyphonic"

My favorite is You're Gonna Love Tomorrow/Love Will See Us Through
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
The Follies number is only two parts.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the last part of "Christmas Bells" from RENT.
shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
Montage from Evita, the American Idiot Jesus of Suburbia set, and if considered as one, Now, Soon, and Later from ALNM.
AwesomeDanny
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/09
Whoops--I misread it and thought it was at least two. In this case, I have to add Blackout and 96,000 from In the Heights, the "trio" ending of Broadway Baby, Ah Paris, and Rain on the Roof from Follies, Poor Baby from Company, and Life is Happiness Indeed and the quartet first act finale of Candide.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
"Why Did I Listen to That Man?" from Urinetown.
christhefish
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
Octet from The Light in the Piazza
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little.
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After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
"A Balloon Is Ascending" from Ben Franklin in Paris
"The Tea Party" from Dear World
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
The Train Is At The Station - PORGY AND BESS
Strawberry Woman/Honey Man/Crab Man - PORGY AND BESS
Prologue - GODSPELL
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Updated On: 9/30/12 at 10:14 PM
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
For sheer gleeful joy, "Hello" from Book of Mormon. Polyphonic numbers tend to be a bit serious,Mao it's fun to have one that is unapologetically fast and bouncy.
shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
I guess polyphonic refers two a song where two different parts are sung simultaneously? I took it as more of a medley of songs, as did others. In that case, Carrying the Banner.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Yeah. I assumed we were talking about what is commonly called (at least in the internet community) Massively Multiplayer Ensemble Numbers. The line between one of those and a polyphonic song is rather slim.

I mentioned "Hello" mainly because it's rare to have an entire musical number based around polyphony and little else.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/12
tamra2
Stand-by
joined:1/9/07
i really like the If Only quartet from The Little Mermaid... it is beautiful
Renart
Stand-by
joined:2/26/09
Somoeone in a Tree - Pacific Overtures
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Quartet Finale - Candide
Sons - The Rothschilds
Your Work and Nothing More - Jekyll & Hyde
Goldfarb Variations - The Magic Show
Two's Company - The Magic Show
No Good Can Come From Bad - Mystery of Edwin Drood
Harvard Variations - Legally Blonde
You Don't Know/I Am the One - Next to Normal
Tradition - Fiddler on the Roof
Falling - Aspect of Love
Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility) - Chess
A Day in Falsettoland - Falsettos
Heart and Music - A New Brain
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PapaGe
Understudy
joined:6/11/12
Who Will Buy - Oliver
Not Me - Aida

And I agree with:
You Don't Know/I Am the One - Next to Normal
Johanna (Reprise) - Sweeney Todd

Updated On: 10/1/12 at 01:53 PM
qazdannywsx
Chorus Member
joined:10/1/12
I created a BWW account only because I felt like this had to be said: In The Heights! Definitely the Finale, but also 96000, Blackout...
And then N2N's Just Another Day and most of Spring Awakening...
Skip2
Featured Actor
joined:12/17/04
Thparkaly
Understudy
joined:9/11/12
I wouldn't say it's the best, but "Dear Old Friend" from Love Never Dies comes to mind.
Currently: Issac - Platonov Upcoming: Beethoven - Dog Sees God Recently: Into The Woods ASM, Spring Awakening Conductor/Piano/Ensemble/u/s Otto. #interlochen
westcoast_wannabe
Leading Actor
joined:9/10/07
Threads with titles like: what are the best *such and such* kinds of songs?Inevitably produce threads that ultimately list every single song that fits the given criteria.

That said
The Lifeboats / We'll Meet Tomorrow from Titanic is one of my favorites that hasn't been mentioned yet.
GoSmileLaughCryClap
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
The Day Off from Sunday in the Park, and the Flashback in Passion. That 6 minute sequence in Passion is like a mini musical. It tells Fosca's entire backstory, which is very similar to The Heiress.
Nettik
Featured Actor
joined:6/4/10
"A Step Too Far" - Aida
"Nothing to do with Me" - A Christmas Carol (Menken)
"96,000" - In the Heights
"The Harvard Variations" - Legally Blonde
"Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling" - Next to Normal
"'Til We Reach that Day" - Ragtime
"Quartet" - The Secret Garden
"Tonight (Quintet)" - West Side Story

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