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2nd-Apr-2009 01:00 pm
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In my last voice post, I sang a number from Les Miserables. I found a better version on YouTube, which should provide how it SHOULD sound.

Speaking of Les Misrables, "Bring Him Home" is a reason I loathe tenors. I love the song, I can hit most of the notes, but when he hits the end, he goes way the hell out of my range.

And this is the best version I could find. But it was and still occasionally remains my theme song.

2nd-Apr-2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
I *love* listening to tenors....gives me goose bumps. The best way to listen to a tenor is with your eyes closed, and just let the music wash over you. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....*happy sigh*

Now as to your choice of songs....a huge load of angst there dear brother. *huggles*
3rd-Apr-2009 04:02 am (UTC)
See, that's why I loathe them. Us Basses get stuck with harmony or supporting roles. Although if circumstances ever permit, I'd love to sing Mephistopheles in Faust. The Devil is a Bass, and the part is a hell of a lot of fun.
3rd-Apr-2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
But hon...Tenors have a wide range to work in, whereas Bass can only go so high before it turns to shit.

I *have* heard some fantastic bass opera.....but don't hate the tenors because they're pretty....
4th-Apr-2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Eh, just professional jealousy I suppose. Much like altos hating sopranos. Why cover someone in glory for being able to to hit higher registers?;)
5th-Apr-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
2nd-Apr-2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I fell in love with Les Mis when I was 12 in my general music class in 7th grade. I've seen it 3 or 4 times. It is the reason I fell in love with Musicals. I don't listen to it much anymore, but I still get goosebumps when I hear the music from it. Even just intrumentals
3rd-Apr-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Back in High school, my choir was invited to sing at Carnagie Hall in NYC as part of the Ohio Youth chorale. Part of the trip was a night at Les Mis for some of us. The other half got to see The Secret Garden.

I remember that for a few reasons.

1) We saw Les Mis after 14 hours on a Greyhound. During the second act, all of us jumped out of a doze every time a cannon fired.

2) I had trouble following the plot due to sleepiness, so I wound up reading the f***ing unabridged version about a month later. I was amazed how much more sense it made.

3) "Master of the House". I laughed my ass off.

4) I really wanted to see Phantom, since I loved Weber in that gay teenager way.

5) It was still f***ing awesome to see live. Even if I do loathe tenors for being able to hit that high note.
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