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Good up-tempo baritone songs?

natenate Posts: 129- Junior Member
edited August 2007 in Musical Theater Major
I'm having trouble finding up-tempo baritone songs that are from the Standard Repertoire. I did manage to find one that I liked from the musical Pal Joey! I can belt up to a G above middle C...but for college auditions I feel it would be to risky. So the highest I would belt would be an F. Does anyone know of any good songs? ANY help or suggestion is very much appreciated!
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  • AlfieismAlfieism Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
    finding songs for other people is extremely difficult, especially if you can reach G's or A's or what not, then I want to assume you can't croon lower notes with ease, like me. I would stay look more into pop musical theatre songs if you're nervous about hitting notes or what not at an audition because they can show off talent without forcing brilliant technique. "I can't stand still" from footloose comes to mind, though was pretty popular last year. "Forest For the Trees" from the Spitfire Grill is similar to that. Otherwise my suggestion to you is going to amazon.com and looking up the Musical Theatre Anthologies--tenor or baritone--and looking up the songs they have on YouTube. It can give you a good feel for the songs before you actually by the book.

    Just because it's on YouTube, too, doesn't mean it's "overpopular" by anymeans. Hope that helped.
  • natenate Posts: 129- Junior Member
    Yeah thanks. Normally the best part of my range is in my medium high register. Notes like D's E's and F's. But yeah thanks for the advice
  • BreatheEasyBreatheEasy Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    My son used "You've Got to be Taught" from South Pacific last year- he initially wasn't that crazy about it, but he had a very successful audition season, so-
  • Someonesmom2Someonesmom2 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    My son used "Purpose" from Avenue Q last year. It was probably an unconventional choice (maybe), but it worked for him.
  • natenate Posts: 129- Junior Member
    I have one that I like...i'm just kind of trying to find that one song that will really showcase my voice the best.
  • mtdog71mtdog71 Posts: 498Registered User Member
    Here are some oldies but goodies sure to make your auditors smile. "Come Back to Me" from "On A Clear Day" - take it from the bridge and cut to the final ending; or "On a Clear Day" from the same musical; or, "On A Wonderful Day Like Today" from "Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd" (Anthony Newley). Good luck
  • mtdog71mtdog71 Posts: 498Registered User Member
    Sorry, I got carried away the song "On A Clear Day" while a good baritone piece is a bit too slow for an uptempo selection.
  • AlfieismAlfieism Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
    i love Roar of Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd. I'm surprised I'm just now finding out about Anthony Newley because he's written some amazing songs.
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