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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?

bxboogie
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Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/8/04 at 09:31pm
does anyone have any suggestions for a few contemporary uptempo baritone songs? do pop songs count as contemporary?
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millie_dillmount
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:39pm
"Me" from Beauty and the Beast
"Surrey With the Fringe On Top" from Oklahoma
"Not the Boy Next Door" from Boy From Oz
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:47pm
i write this EVERYTIME and there is always a new thread .
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musicaltheatreman
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:13am
"the devil you know" from side show
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NLiotta
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:21am
"i cant stand still" from footloose

more for tenor but
"im not saying a word" from bloodblothers

"lees of old virgina" from 1776

for something more funny
"sweet transvestite" from rocky horror
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Seany
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:22am
"I Can't Stand Still" is NOT a baritone song. It's clearly a tenor - it has high Bs and Cs in it.
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NLiotta
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:28am
its not ment to be belted, its ment for the headvoice
and even a bass has a head voice

and also add to the list
and of javert's songs from les miserables
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Updated On: 8/9/04 at 01:28 AM
bxboogie
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 10:49am
thanks everyone. so what defines "contemporary"? do pop songs also count?

any other suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!
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TheWhole Picture
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 10:56am
Soliloquy shows a lot of range, various tempos and emotions for a baritone. Learn it and then edit it for auditions if you have to.
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dory the nun
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:02pm
contemporary is generally anything post 1960... however, more and more contemporary music is benig considered the even new stuff than that...

my suggestions:
"I don't remember christmas" from Starting here, starting now
"everybody says don't" from anyone can whistle
"this is not over yet" from parade
"pain" (a kander/ebb tune- dont remember what its from)
"hitchiking across america"- william finn
"mister choy and madame g" from elegies
"buffalo nickel photoplay inc" from ragtime
"that's all" or "the morning after" by Marcy Heisler/Zina Goldrich
"and they're off" from new brain
"Different" from Honk!
"Yankee Boy" from Rags
"the thigns i learned in high school" -craig carnellia
"better" from a class act
"now" from a little night music

and i'm sure that's more than enough... i don't know your specific range... or what you're looking for so I thought- maybe one of those or maybe one will light a spark in your brain and you'll think of one that will work thats not on there...


eh?

alright.

good luck.
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TheBalladeer
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re: Uptempo Male Songs for Baritone?
Posted: 8/9/04 at 01:04pm
"Tonight At Eight" is another good uptempo for a Baritone/Bari-Tenor.

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