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re: Alto's Lament

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SallyBrown
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joined:11/16/04
Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:44pm
We're singing this song in chorus, and on the sheet music, it says "Broadway's Greatest".. does anyone know what show this song was from?
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BroadwayDiva612
Swing
joined:10/12/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:47pm
No idea, but that is a great song!
pndmnd
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:49pm
I could be wrong (and I'm sure I'll be ruthlessly corrected if I am), but I don't think it's actually in a show. It's on the Emily Skinner/Alice Ripley CD, Unsuspecting Hearts, that they released after Side Show.
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dotmarie
Broadway Star
joined:8/14/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:49pm
Isn't that a song by Marcy Heisler/Zina Goldrich?

no idea what show it's from though... =(
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apdarcey
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joined:6/10/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:53pm
not from a show, dotmarie has the correct composers though...


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dotmarie
Broadway Star
joined:8/14/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 10:59pm
I must say I adore Heisler/Goldrich! They are ALWAYS 100% original. What we really need is a Marcy & Zina compilation CD of all their songs...get a bunch of Broadway performers to sing them and wha-lah! There ya have it.
DefyGravity23
Stand-by
joined:3/28/05
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/26/05 at 11:09pm
I used to know what it's from...but I can't remember now. But I love the song! Even if I'm not an alto, I still love it.
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StephanietheStar
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/27/05 at 11:22pm
OMG..i need this sheet music sooo bad... Does anyone have the solo form..or know where to get it?

"Please give me a chance to sing melody.." that one right?
and all that I could do because of you was talk of love...
Mattio98
Broadway Legend
joined:8/10/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/27/05 at 11:24pm
I believe there's a Heisler and Goldrich songbook.
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StephanietheStar
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joined:11/6/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/27/05 at 11:25pm
HMMM and where might one find this songbook?
and all that I could do because of you was talk of love...
Mattio98
Broadway Legend
joined:8/10/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/27/05 at 11:32pm
Colony and other fine music retailers, I suppose. Try Amazon or Sunhawk.com or Sheetmusicdirect.com or one of those.
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ShineOn
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/28/05 at 12:48am
I have the sheet music somewhere, lingering about...

I believe you'll have to contact Marcy or Zina... it's kind of a hard one to get otherwise... I had lost my copy a few years ago... and had the damnedest time getting another.
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UnsaneLily87
Understudy
joined:12/5/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/28/05 at 11:39am
Anybody have the lyrics to this? I'd love to read them.
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broadwaystar2b
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/28/05 at 02:03pm
Alto's Lament is not available in the Heisler and Goldrich songbook. I believe you have to e-mail a request to them via their site to get it.
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jenjenjen
Swing
joined:4/22/05
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/29/05 at 08:09pm
go to goldrichandheisler.com - I don't think it's from a show, although it says something about it not being available to perform but i don't get it...anyway it's all on their official site! i love this song!! and taylor the latte boy!!!
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nztheatreluva
Broadway Star
joined:11/11/04
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 4/29/05 at 10:15pm
Yeah, the only (or at least easiest) way to get the music is to get it through their website or e-mail them. My sister e-mailed them asking for music about a year ago and they were really lovely, sent over their cabaret sampler CDs as well.
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inalackofcolor
Swing
joined:2/5/11
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 03:52pm
musicnotes.com has it
grandpianoalex
Stand-by
joined:2/15/10
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 03:56pm
Was it really necessary to tell us SIX YEARS LATER that it is on Musicnotes?

By this time, almost every musical theatre enthusiast probably has an electronic copy of it.
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Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 08:41pm
Well, better late than never!
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 09:07pm
This song and "Taylor, the Latte Boy" should be taken to a dark forest and shot.
"Broadway...I'll lick you yet!"
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Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 11:31pm
....by somebody who works for Starbucks!
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 11:32pm
Taylor the Latte Boy is every Upper West Side woman's sick fantasy song.

Sitting around drinking lattes while the husband is at work and the kids are in private school.

Racist - I'm surprised they get away with calling a Starbucks worker "boy".

Bossy Narcissist - Bring me this, bring me that, peel me a grape, hurry up, don't you know how important I am

Delusional - You think Taylor the boy is going to support your coffee addiction on a Starbuck's salary? He'll have to become an escort to do that.

Drug addicted - a triple latte at 8:11 in the morning? You know by 11 you're going to crash when the caffeine leaves your body

Needy - you think a guy's in love just because he gives you extra foam?

Delusional - you've waited years for love and then all of sudden you find it in some young teenager working in a Starbucks? Just wait Mildred Fierce, some young daughter of your best friend will come along and steal him away from you.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 11:38pm
Brilliant Goth.
"Broadway...I'll lick you yet!"
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/5/11 at 11:55pm
Taylor the Latte Boy is what the singers who perform "The Christmas Shoes" sing for the other eleven months of the year.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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B3TA07
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
re: Alto's Lament
Posted: 2/7/11 at 11:58pm
Does anybody know where I can get a copy of "Alto's Lament?" Thanks
-Benjamin
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