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Post Music Styles
Joseph has an extremely wide range of music styles throughout the show. There are some songs I'm not sure what the names of the styles are. Could someone who is an expert on all music genres list all of the songs in the show followed by the genre, subgenre, and/or style of the song? I would appreciate it.

Sun May 12, 2013 3:27 pm
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Post Re: Music Styles
Going by Wikipedia...

"One More Angel in Heaven": Country/western

"Potiphar": 1920s Charleston

"Go Go Go Joseph": Disco (at least in most productions)

"Song of the King": Elvis-style rock n' roll (i.e. in the style of "All Shook Up")

"King of My Heart": Elvis-style ballad (i.e. in the style of "It's Now Or Never")

"Those Canaan Days": French ballad

"Benjamin Calypso": Calypso (obviously)

Those are the main pastiche numbers. The rest of the score is generally a straightforward Broadway/pop opera sound, apart from a few isolated moments (e.g. the brothers' jazz bit at the end of "Joseph's Dreams," the licks of pseudo-Middle Eastern music in "Poor, Poor Joseph" and "Potiphar"). Though I think "Close Every Door" has a vaguely klezmer-esque sound - I don't know if that was intentional, but it is apt for Joseph's one real expression of his faith!

Tue May 14, 2013 2:24 pm
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