EDIT: There's been confusion because of my overly long post.
Link to the new vocal demo:
And here's the second half alone, Dorian's song:
BUt PLease, I hope the below is read so you'll understand what it is I'm posting. Thanks. RB
Later today, Wed. May 9th, I am giving a presentation to our local community theatre's board of directors. I'm there to propose that they produce my original musical "Dorian - The Remarkable Mr. Gray" during the up-coming 2008 season. It would be the premiere production of a piece I've worked on steadily for a number of years now.
Here in the Listening Room, I've been posting the numbers from the show sequentially, and it's been of enormous benefit to me to be getting the encouraging feedback from our Garritan family of composers and musicians.
As a way of generating more positive energy before going to the proposal meeting, I'm posting more from my show.
I wanted to go on to the next section of the musical which follows what I've previously posted, but it's an episodic pastiche of underscoring and brief reprises which needs to be presented more in context of what preceded it.
So, ONLY FOR YOUR EARS, FELLOW LISTENING ROOM INHABITANTS - I've recorded another vocal demo of the show, with me singing, and did it specifically and exclusively for posting here. It's what needs to be heard first, before the above mentioned reprise section which I'll post later.
Mark Petruzzi did a very nice job on the last "Dorian" piece I posted--But I don't have any other committed singers yet, so I just decided to sing something myself--despite the fact that I am Not a singing performer. I can carry a tune and give you at least Some idea of what it should sound like--but a Dorian I am not.
Picture the old scenario of a musical's composer sitting and squawking out his tunes for the producer to hear.
Awhile back I posted the instrumental tracks for a medley. Here's that Windows Media Audio file link again:
The first half is Henry talking to Dorian who is sitting for his portrait. At 2:59 in that file, the music segues to a transitional passage and then finally into a big solo for Dorian.
It's one of Dorian's major moments in the show. An inner monologue which is shared with the audience, expressing his discontent with life.
Notice that the first word is "Wait"--mirroring how Basil's song started. Then, if you're familiar with the other pieces I've posted, you may recognize that the opening part of Dorian's song is a re-working of what Henry has just sung, and is also related to a passage from Basil's song. One more thing to notice, the very ending of this passage is a reprise of one of the themes in "Prelude," the first thing from the show I posted.
Please--relieve yourself of feeling you need to say kind words about my singing. It's adequate. What I'm wanting to share here is this central song to my show--I wish I had a power house theatre singer to perform it for you--I shall later.
For now--There's what you may have heard instrumentally on the earlier post, but now with the melody line and lyrics.