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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Call for creativity

Okay internet....I need your help.

My friend and I are doing a duet recital in September, and we are calling it "How can I keep from singing?" and will be opening with that piece.

We want each of the sets to be titled similarly, (for instance, the sacred set will be titled "How can I keep from praising God?") and this is where I need your help, because I'm at something of a loss. We can only come up with something for the Sacred set, and vague ideas for the others, but I won't share them here because I want to hear what you have to say.

Here are the sets:

Folk Songs:

He's Gone Away
Shenandoah
Homeward Bound

Sacred

***How can I keep from praising God?***

Laudamus Te-Vivaldi
Quis Est Homo-Rossini

Songs of John Duke (this set will be solo singing)

i carry your heart
I Can't Be Talkin' of Love

Broadway

What is this feeling?-Wicked

(We also need to find at least one other great Broadway duet, so if you have any ideas, let's hear 'em!)

Opera

Duetto Buffo per Due Gatti-Rossini (not really from an opera)
Via Resti Servita-Marriage of Figaro
Evening Prayer-Hansel and Gretel
Flower Song-Lakme

So, hit me with your creativity. Tell me the first thing that comes to mind. And don't tell me you're not creative. I read all of your blogs, and you are. Oh yes. You are.

ETA: I will even send a prize to whomever can title my sets. The only set I need adding to is the Broadway one, and if I use one of your suggestions, you get a prize, too. Help!!!

9 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great set. I love the duet "I still believe" from Miss Saigon (though it is about adultery, sort of, but who listens to the words?) and "the last night of the world".

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  2. "Who will love me as I am" or "I will always love you" from Sideshow. Great female duets.

    Best wishes!

    Annie

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  3. "Goin' Home" for one set.
    Love you

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  4. Lara,
    I LOVE the duet "All I Ask of You" from Phantom. It is just so powerful. A set title could be "How Can I Keep from Loving You?" or "How Can I Not Love You" something like that....those were the first ideas that popped in my head. If I think of anything else I will share. Good luck!

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  5. I was going to suggest the song "Still Believe" from Miss Saigon, too. I love that song!

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  6. I thought your blog title was cute so I stopped by! Good luck finding ideas. Sounds like you really love music like me.

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  7. Easy answer..."Agony" from into the woods. I played in the orchestra in this one at MVHS. It was always one of my favorites. By the way--Good job on the blog. Vicki and I read it frequently. Sa va fie de bine!

    Cory

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  8. ooooh, totally wish i could be there to hear this!! i'm sure it's going to be amazing! here's an idea for the broadway set. "how can i keep off of the stage" or "how can i keep out of the spotlight?" something along those lines...

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  9. I found your blog from a Scribbit recomendation. Your recital sounds excellent! I am a musician as well. Here are a few ideas:
    Folk - How Can I Keep Away from Home?
    Duke - How Can I Keep the Art from Music?
    Broadway - How Can I Keep from the Stage?
    (Duet ideas, these songs have entertaining lyrics more than melodic masterpieces, but are still great for performing: "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" from ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; or "Stepsisters Lament" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA.
    Opera - Come posso evitare di Canto?
    (Your recital title in Italian)

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