Summary In this document, the author explores the compositional process of Rodgers and Hammerstein in the formation of Carousel. Easily create a responsive carousel slider in WordPress with Soliloquy. Add images, captions, and even videos your carousel in WordPress. I felt it necessary to write about the power and magic of “Soliloquy” from Carousel as my first Song of the Day. This epic monologue ends the.

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The now jobless carousel barker Billy Bigelow, the antihero of the musical, sings this seven-and-a-half minute song just after he has learned he is about to become a father. In it, he happily daydreams over what it would solilqouy like to be a father to a boy, but midway through the song, he realizes that it could turn out to be a girl.

Carousel – ‘Soliloquy’ – Richard Rodgers – Concerts, Introduction & Performances – BBC Music

The song immediately becomes more tender, as he begins carkusel like the idea. At song’s end, he carousl that a girl needs the very best a father can offer, and decides to get money to provide for her.


It is this idea that spurs him on to help his criminal pal Jigger Craigin in committing a robbery, an act which ultimately leads to personal disaster for Billy.

Frank Sinatra had recently become a father when he recorded “Soliloquy” for the first time on May 28, With the time limitation of about 3: The song is extremely unusual in that it requires the singer to sing solo and occasionally speak for a full seven-and-a-half minutes, in the manner of an operatic ariawithout the benefit of an accompanying choral group “taking up the slack”, as is usually the case in long musical numbers e. The lengthy song Glitter and Be Gayfrom Leonard Bernstein ‘s Candidemakes a similar requirement of the soprano performing it.

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