Godspell. by Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak. Full Length Musical, Drama / 5m, Music Material Rental Packages 3 band parts: bass, guitar, drums. See also the full Godspell page for sheet music, CDs, etc. rehearsals at varying tempos and parts, separate parts for rehearsal in Karaoke style, and more. Stephen Schwartz (who is obviously Jewish) from writing the music to the .. about Lamar, but this role, like all of the roles in GODSPELL, is non-ethnic specific.

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Godspell Costume Rentals and Sales. This made the process a profoundly spiritual one for me, and I think I would not have been able to access that with a traditional Jesus casting. The Prologue tells a compelling narrative and paints a world of philosophical chaos into which the figure of Christ comes to bring order and Joy.

Does it occur to anyone how high flown that lyric is? Sonia Alas for You: You may go, but do not sin again. He finished his score in 5 weeks, which is astonishingly fast, and when a piece is written that quickly, we are by necessity hearing the composer at his least guarded or filtered.

Up to 3 requests a day per person. Joanne All for the Best: Jesus explains that “We do well now to conform with all that God requires” and is baptized by John. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Measures should have the chord symbols of and vice versa. In one of the lighter moments in the second act, Jesus tells how he will separate men as a shepherd separates his flock into sheep and goats. There is an error in measure 96 in the bass part. As bewildering as the original cast recording is in terms of pitch and ensemble, it does have a kind of campfire kumbaya truth about it that would be sorely missing if you cleaned and polished every godspe,l of it.


Some productions have placed the song “Beautiful City” after the finale to represent the Resurrection. Music Directing the School Musical Tales from the pit.

Home Page Site Map. If you have instrumentally talented cast members, it is customary to have them play godspfll sing this at the end of the intermission to inaugurate the second half.

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This article is about the musical. Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

But each gets his own solo music, his own response to conversion.

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Logo and description used with permission. The cast then performs the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. One score type per request. The cast then enters and takes the roles of various philosophers who sing their philosophies, first alone, then in cacophonous counterpoint “Prologue: Schwartz has made a note of this in the script, saying:. Note that the last 4 measures differ slightly from the earlier version of Prepare Ye.

No design skills needed! Sartre is, among other things, the brain behind Atheistic Existentialism. After the song, Jesus teaches that if one part of you offends God, it is better to lose it than to have the whole of the body thrown into hell.


An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. In the hour-long one-act show, four songs are cut: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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There is riffing to be done near the end if your singer is equipped in that way. Turn Back, O Man. No suggestions here, only confessions. The original lyric, which Schwartz disavows somewhat above read: All for the Best – Opens in a new browser window.

It’s A Wonderful Life. See the entire orchestration on one page. The musical is structured as a series of parablesprimarily based on the Gospel of Matthew.

If not, no amount of casting elsewhere can save hand. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In some way it is a religious experience put on the stage, a prospect which bears great potential for disaster as anyone who has attended religious drama can attest.

The cast begins to understand Jesus’ teachings and take it upon themselves to tell the story of the Pharisees and the tax gatherer praying in the temple: Give your creative team an early start with the digital script and score. Accolades Tony Award nomination: Your Jesus grounds the show. As in the original score, most of the lyrics not written by Schwartz were from the Episcopal hymnal.

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