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Highest note that Billy Elliot sings?

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StephenSondheimWHOO
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Highest note that Billy Elliot sings? #1
Posted: 7/17/07 at 8:57pm
What is the highest note that the character Billy Elliot sings?
vmlinnie
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That would depend, considering each 'Billy' has his own set of Arrangements in different keys.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Miller
vmlinnie
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Further to my earlier comment, if you presumer that all the Billies have the pieces in the same relative keys (I'll explain that below) then I'd say the highest note would actually be the top note in 'Deep into the Ground' (But I'll Not Leave Here for a fortune...).

By relative keys, I mean that they have different arrangments, but the difference between the keys of the different pieces are the same. For example: (These keys will all be wrong, just examples)

Billy 1's arrangements:
The Stars Look Down: C
The Letter: D
Deep Into The Ground: G
Electricity: D

Billy 2's arrangements:
The Stars Look Down: Bb
The Letter: C
Deep Into The Ground: F
Electricity: C

Billy 1 and Billy 2 sing in different, but relatively speaking, the difference in keys between each song is the same. Each, for Billy 2, is down a tone. I'm just trying to say that if one of the 'Billies' sings songs in completely different keys, then the top note in one song might become higher for him than the top note in another song, because of the keys.
The rain we knew is a thing of the past -
deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say
browsing on spire and bogland; but today
our sky-blue slates are steaming in the sun,
our yachts tinkling and dancing in the bay
like racehorses. We contemplate at last
shining windows, a future forbidden to no one.


Derek Mahon

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Miller