The Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style (Hardback)David P. DeVenney (author)
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 228 x 148 x 22 mm
...valuable for directors and producers. * Reference and Research Book News *
DeVenney undoubtedly has wide experience matching his performers with good music...handy indexes...for such a thin volume, the selection is intriguing...recommended for libraries supporting performing arts programs. * CHOICE *
...carefully researched...With coverage of musicals from the 1890s to 1990s, this work will not be quickly outdated. It is a well-organized and concise guide to the music literature of Broadway. * American Reference Books Annual *
...this volume lists more than 2,000 songs. Arrangement is alphabetical by show title, with songs listed in show order. For each song, DeVenney gives the voice, vocal range, and song style. Indexes are arranged by voice part. * Booklist *
This volume is somewhat academically sub-titled...don't be put off by that, as I nearly was!...the book is in fact designed with the working actor in mind and the volume literally lists every song from nearly 210 Broadway shows...the cross-referencing is invaluable...each show is dealt with as an entity but the book also has a series of detailed indices...becomes a veritable casting bible for producers and directors of musicals on the one hand and an invaluable source for any individual voice to find all the songs in his or her range from the Broadway canon...very well structured...this is one reference book that no one interested in musical theatre should be without! * Amateur Stage *
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