AUDITIONS!  SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Next Wednesday, February 1st.  Wygal Auditorium.  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

(The Director of Crimes is willing to make arrangements for those in the cast of Crimes to be able to audition for Songs)

READ BELOW from, Musical Director, Dr. Chris Swanson for Audition Songs and other singing information!

Sheet Music for each song is available in PDF, or limited printed copies

EMAIL Bruce Speas (speasbo@longwood.edu) for PDF files or copies.  Specify for Woman 1 or 2, Man 1 or 2.

Welcome singers and actors to the auditions for Songs for a New World. To prepare for your audition, be ready to sing one of the following cuts:

Audition songs:

Woman 1

1.4, “I’m not Afraid”, mm. 1-27

 Or

2.11, “I’d Give it all for You”, mm. 47-84

Plus vocalization (Range: F#3-Ab6)

Woman 2

1.3, “Just One Step” mm. 1-80

 Or

2.14, “The Flagmaker,” 1775, mm. 1-27

Plus vocalization (Range: F3-F5)

Man 1

1.2, “Opening Sequence II: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492” mm. 1-43

 or

2.12 “King of the World” mm. 9-42

Plus vocalization (Range D3-C5 (F5))

Man 2

1.7, “She Cries,” mm. 5-54

 Or

2.13, “I’d Give it All for You,” mm. 8-44

                  Plus vocalization (Range F#2-C5)


Important notes:

– You may also be asked to vocalize through your range during the audition. 

– Songs do not need to be memorized for this audition. 

– Some songs are very high, especially those assigned to “Man 1.” In some cases we may make musical adjustments to fit the needs and abilities of our cast.

– Although this show was originally conceived for four singers this production may cast up to eight singers to share the 17 songs. The list below shows how the songs are cast according to the score and the original off-broadway recording. Keep in mind that, depending on our cast, we may assign songs, or parts of songs, differently. 

– If you have questions about the music or about preparing the music for the auditions, contact Dr. Chris Swanson (swansoncl@longwood.edu, Wygal 221)

Woman 1, 13 songs (5 extended solos)

        Range: F#3-Ab6

1.1  Opening Sequence I: The New World, ensemble

1.2  Opening Sequence II: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492, ensemble

1.4 I’m not Afraid, solo

1.5 The River Won’t Flow, ensemble

1.5a Transition to “Stars and the Moon”, solo

1.6 Stars and the Moon, solo

1.8 Steam Train, ensemble

2.9 The World was Dancing, ensemble

2.11 Christmas Lullaby, solo

2.13 I’d Give it All for You, duet

2.15 Flying Home, ensemble

2.16 Final Transition: The New World, ensemble

2.17 Hear my Song, ensemble

Woman 2 11 songs (3 extended solos)

        Range: F3-F5

1.1  Opening Sequence I: The New World, ensemble

1.2  Opening Sequence II: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492, ensemble

1.3  Just One Step, solo

1.5  The River Won’t Flow, ensemble

1.8 Steam Train, ensemble

2.9 The World was Dancing, ensemble

2.10 Surabaya Santa, solo

2.14 The Flagmaker, 1775, solo

2.15 Flying Home, ensemble

2.16 Final Transition: The New World, ensemble

2.17 Hear my Song, ensemble

Man 1 10 songs (5 extended solos)

        Range D3-C5 (F5)

1.1  Opening Sequence I: The New World, ensemble

1.2  Opening Sequence II: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492, featured solo

1.5  The River Won’t Flow, ensemble

1.8 Steam Train, featured solo

2.9 The World was Dancing, ensemble

2.12 King of the World, solo

2.13a Transition into “The Flagmaker”, solo

2.15 Flying Home, featured solo

2.16 Final Transition: The New World, ensemble

2.17 Hear my Song, ensemble

Man 2 10 songs (3 extended solos)

        Range F#2-C5

1.1  Opening Sequence I: The New World, ensemble

1.2  Opening Sequence II: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492, ensemble

1.1  The River Won’t Flow, ensemble

1.7 She Cries, solo

1.8 Steam Train, ensemble

2.9 The World was Dancing, featured solo

2.13 I’d Give it All for You, duet

2.15 Flying Home, ensemble

2.16 Final Transition: The New World, ensemble

2.17 Hear my Song, ensemble

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