19 March 2010

5 On Friday - Sondheim Tribute

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March 22 is Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday. In his honor, all of the 5 for Friday songs are from Sondheim scores.  I've had to use two You Tube clips as the player was a little short on his creations.

First - Could I Leave You - Follies

Second - I Never Do Anything Twice - Seven Percent Solution

Third -  The Ballad of Sweeny Todd - Sweeny Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Fourth - Hello Little Girl - Into The Woods

Fifth -  Agony - Into The Woods

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And just like potato chips you can't eat just one or five for that matter, here's some more Sondheim

I'm Still Here - Follies

Broadway Baby - Follies

Ladies Who Lunch - Company

Losing My Mind - Follies

Everybody Ought To Have Maid - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum

Westside Story Medley

I could go on and on and on as in the Andrew Lloyd Webber vs. Stephen Sondheim fan brawl, I am definitely playing for team Sondheim.  Still you might like to read an interesting article about Webber's latest musical and sequel to Phantom:  Love Never Dies http://tiny.cc/PMBAZ


Travis said...

Excellent! I've always enjoyed Sondheim. His scores are always so accessible. I like that you combined youtube with the player too. That gives you more options to share the tunes you really want.

Julia Smith said...

Fantastically fabulous! I've sung some Stephen Sondheim with my choir, and his pieces are always more complicated than they seem.

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd and Agony are my favorites from your set this week. Agony is hilarious.

Linda said...

West Side Story has always been one of my very favorites so of course the medley is my number one pick! Of course, I can't listen to The Ballad of Sweeney Todd without picturing Tim Burton's version and Johnny Depp!

Amanda said to tell you she prefers the version from the movie without the words!