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Bagle, (or anyone else who knows the answer), you said Cogsworth or one of the characters has parts written in the chorus part...

Are all scores like this? Where the characters have their own individual line/ part written in the choral parts? At my school, since we're so small and don't have that much talent, we generally just do SATB. So, I had no idea whether or not this is actually how most scores are written...

I mean, I know there's more harmony than just SATB, but I never realized each character had their own individual line...

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Im pretty sure it depends upon the script...I've seen a few where they don't have it written in...and some where it is.

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Lepitot wrote:
Bagle, (or anyone else who knows the answer), you said Cogsworth or one of the characters has parts written in the chorus part...

Are all scores like this? Where the characters have their own individual line/ part written in the choral parts? At my school, since we're so small and don't have that much talent, we generally just do SATB. So, I had no idea whether or not this is actually how most scores are written...

I mean, I know there's more harmony than just SATB, but I never realized each character had their own individual line...


Not all shows publish their scores that way, but it is the case with "Beauty and the Beast." As I said in the initial post, that doesn't necessarily mean that all productions will stick to dividing the vocal parts exactly as written.

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CHIP: Soprano (Low F-sharp to High G)
Basic cute little boy soprano. Pretty much midrange, but there is a high G in there, and one guess where the low F-sharp comes in


....where?


The same place that all of the other household objects sing the note together. By the time I got to Chip, I was tired of saying that the note occurs in the same place as the character above, and was trying to put some personality into it.

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Ughhhhh, I thought Chip just goes to the B above middle C. I could play chip but is he a soprano or tenor? What is the appropriate term?

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If it is a boy with an unchanged voice, then Chip is soprano. A boy who sings high after his voice change is a tenor.


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Gotcha. What does he really sing just lines in certain songs?

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He has a couple of lines in "Human Again" and says "It's delicious" in "Be Our Guest." Most of his range comes in with his choral harmonies, which productions may or may not adhere to.

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what about the ranges for the silly girls?


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There are mostly in the mezzo range. But they have harmony in their solo in Belle that's an alto, mezzo and a soprano.


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lol converse sneaker your everywhere u must really love BATB!!


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Well, I suppose you could say that..... :wink:

I remember things from my show. The only reason I knew the Silly Girl harmonies was because I was a Silly Girl(I had the mezzo line)


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