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Ah. You're right.


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Less than 3 weeks until opening night, and everything's getting together. Sitzprobe the week before the show opens, and then full Cast + Orch runs from then until opening night.


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So, I know this isn't really related to what is being discussed in this thread but since it's about A Little Night Music I thought I'd just go ahead and ask.

In the finale version of Send in the Clowns Fredrik sings "me as King Lear." I don't really get why what happened to him in the musical has to do with what happens to King Lear. My friend said it's because his "children" leave him at the end but that still leaves me wondering.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!


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Good question. I really have no idea though. Sorry


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It has been suggested that the Lear line references the fact that Frederik's 'kingdom' has been split up - his household has fragmented and all gone their separate ways.

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Interesting, thanks for the thought. Can't wait for Sondheim's book on his lyrics comes out.


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Oh God, our First violinist has hurt her neck and cannot play, and the percussionist dropped out. The show opens on Saturday. Tomorrow night is the final rehearsal. It's down to me to find replacements. Oh Dear....

But, apart from that, everything's going great, and we're set for a great run of a great show. It's been a ball!


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centuryofbakers wrote:
So, I know this isn't really related to what is being discussed in this thread but since it's about A Little Night Music I thought I'd just go ahead and ask.

In the finale version of Send in the Clowns Fredrik sings "me as King Lear." I don't really get why what happened to him in the musical has to do with what happens to King Lear. My friend said it's because his "children" leave him at the end but that still leaves me wondering.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!


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missannes wrote:
There are passages in four in I think "Every Day A Little Death" and "In Praise of Women", maybe "The Miller's Son". I'm not positive, though.

Pannic wrote:
"In Praise of Women" is entirely in 3/4.

Bagnew wrote:
Actually, the second to last bar is in 2/4 followed by the last chord on Beat one of the last bar, which is 3/4, instead of just doing it in 3/4 and having the last chord on beat 3.

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Ah. You're right.

Just looked through the score and "Every Day A Little Death" is in 6/8 all the way through, as is its reprise. "The Miller's Son" starts off in 3/4, then moves to 2/4 from wink and a wiggle'', then moves to 3/8 on 'by' for the section moving to 'It's a very short road' until the cycle completes. The whole sequence is then repeated twice.

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