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Composers like Stephen Schwartz?

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Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#1
Posted: 2/19/08 at 1:43pm
Hey guys -
can you help me out with something....I am trying to find composers that create music similar to that of Stephen Schwartz - primarily music similar to Wicked - orchestrational and big. Any help would be appreciated.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#2
Posted: 2/19/08 at 1:46pm
Looking for pop music with terrible lyrics?

Frank Wildhorn.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#2
Posted: 2/19/08 at 1:52pm
well, I know where this thread is heading....
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#3
Posted: 2/19/08 at 1:53pm
Frank Wildhorn.
Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Mili Vanili.

That's about it.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#4
Posted: 2/19/08 at 1:56pm
the sound of Wicked isn't really due to Schwartz alone. It sounds like you are interested in big, dramatic orchestrations. In that case:

Alan Boublil - Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, etc.

Webber - specifically Evita, Sunset Blvd.,

Lawrence O'keefe - Composer of "Legally Blonde", though "Bat Boy" is more similar to that style than Blonde is. also, look for a recording of "3hree" his is the first show- "The Mice"- has some really nice gems in it.

hope that helps
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#5
Posted: 2/19/08 at 2:29pm
And Wicked sounds nothing like Schwartz's other shows.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#6
Posted: 2/19/08 at 2:31pm
exactly, Joe.

That's why I assume he means the orchestral sound of Wicked and not Schwartz' style specifically.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#7
Posted: 2/19/08 at 2:32pm
Mili Vanili

Brilliant re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#8
Posted: 2/19/08 at 2:37pm
I second Frank Wildhorn

and the sound of a toilet flushing.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#9
Posted: 2/19/08 at 2:49pm
Ha ha, who knew that Schwartz bashing threads were as entertaining as Idina bashing ones re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#10
Posted: 2/19/08 at 3:01pm
Parts of Wicked remind me of Children of Eden.
Just give the world Love.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#11
Posted: 2/19/08 at 3:09pm
FOR WHATEVER TIME WE HAVE and AS LONG AS YOU'RE MINE are the same song.
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Posted: 2/19/08 at 3:10pm
I was just about to write that, LJay!
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#13
Posted: 2/19/08 at 3:10pm
Maybe he means "Composers that write popular, money-making, beloved shows"? So that leaves out Sondheim....
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#14
Posted: 2/19/08 at 3:15pm
And Lachuisa. But who would suggest him anyway?
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#15
Posted: 2/19/08 at 4:51pm
There's a part of "One Short Day" that sounds just like "All The Livelong Day" from Working.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#16
Posted: 2/19/08 at 8:42pm
I know everybody's just joking, but people always complain that Wicked fans make no effort to broaden their horizons. Here's a fan who is sorta trying and even he or she can't catch a break! haha
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#17
Posted: 2/19/08 at 8:45pm
True, but

and the sound of a toilet flushing.


THAT is just too funny.
And true.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Composers like Stephen Schwartz?#18
Posted: 2/20/08 at 1:11am
im sorry, but i dont think there is anyone you can compare stephen schwartz to and i mean that in the negative way. so webber & boublil are not similar or equatiable to stephen schwartz, post wicked at least because they are pretty amazing (not as amazing as sondheim though haha) and schwartz just doesnt really cut it for me...
btw- i am finally REALLY happy to find people who realize there are way better musicals than wicked and that its not even that good

although the sound of a synthesized toilet flushing would be a great replacement for schwartz haha

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