Titanic: The Musical

Titanic: The Musical

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Book writer Peter Stone, in his liner notes to this original Broadway cast recording of Titanic, explains the approach that he and composer/lyricist Maury Yeston took to the story of the doomed ocean liner. "[S]he will not," he writes of the ship, "serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central

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Book writer Peter Stone, in his liner notes to this original Broadway cast recording of Titanic, explains the approach that he and composer/lyricist Maury Yeston took to the story of the doomed ocean liner. "[S]he will not," he writes of the ship, "serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our Titanic is the Titanic herself." To say that the ship is the central character is not to say that there are no other characters, of course. In fact, there are 40 cast members. The show won all five of the Tony Awards for which it was nominated, among them best musical and best score, and that score consists mostly of choral numbers that are, not surprisingly, full of hope and enthusiasm in the first act (pre-iceberg) and full of dread and melancholy in the relatively brief second. (That's right, about two-thirds of the music on the disc comes before the ship starts going down.) There are a few of those melodramatic narratives Stone abhors, but the writers are much more interested in creating a broad panorama and providing a sociological history lesson: they see the sinking of the ship representing the collapse of class distinctions in the early 20th century. Yeston's music contains smatterings of Gilbert & Sullivan, ragtime, and pop, and for the most part, he is interested in massed voices, which may make this score a boon to high-school choruses everywhere.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266883424
catalogNumber:
68834

Tracks

  1. Act 1. Overture / Prologue: In Every Age
  2. Act 1. The Launching. How Did They Build Titanic?
  3. Act 1. The Launching. There She Is. Loading Inventory / The Largest Mov
  4. Act 1. The Launching. I Must Get On That Ship
  5. Act 1. The Launching. The 1st Class Roster
  6. Act 1. The Launching. Godspeed Titanic
  7. Act 1. Barrett's Song
  8. Act 1. To Be a Captain
  9. Act 1. Lady's Maid
  10. Act 1. What a Remarkable Age This Is!
  11. Act 1. The Proposal / The Night Was Alive
  12. Act 1. Hymn / Doing the Latest Rag
  13. Act 1. I Have Danced
  14. Act 1. No Moon
  15. Act 1. Autumn / Finale
  16. Act 2. Dressed in Your Pyjamas in the Grand Salon
  17. Act 2. The Blame
  18. Act 2. To The Lifeboats. Getting In the Lifeboat / I Must Get On That S
  19. Act 2. To The Lifeboats. ...We'll Meet Tomorrow
  20. Act 2. Still
  21. Act 2. To Be a Captain (reprise)
  22. Act 2. Mr. Andrews' Vision
  23. Act 2. Epilogue: In Every Age (reprise) / Finale

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Taylor   Vocals
David Nadien   Violin
Martin Agee   Violin
Seymour Barab   Cello
John Beal   Bass,Double Bass
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
John Campo   Woodwind
Jean R. Dane   Viola
Charles Descarfino   Percussion
Barry Finclair   Violin
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Larry Keith   Vocals
Jesse Levine   Viola
John Moses   Woodwind
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Donald Palma   Bass
Dave Ratajczak   Percussion
Bruce Samuels   Synthesizer
Scott   Woodwind
Sally Shumway   Viola
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Avril Brown   Violin
Wayne duMaine   Trumpet
Joseph Kolinski   Vocals
Michael Cerveris   Vocals
Michael Ishii   French Horn
Joel Pitchon   Violin,Concert Master
Matthew Sklar   Keyboards
Carol Zeavin   Violin
David Garrison   Vocals
Jody Gelb   Vocals
Steve Kenyon   Woodwind
David Kossoff   Woodwind
Sarah Seiver   Cello
Ted Sperling   Vocals
Kay Walbye   Vocals
Judy Blazer   Vocals
Nicholas Archer   Keyboards
Melissa Bell   Vocals
Matthew Bennett   Vocals
Andrea Schultz   Violin
Bill Buell   Vocals
Theresa MacDonnell   French Horn
Naomi Katz   Violin
John Jellison   Vocals
Victoria Clark   Vocals
Brian d'Arcy James   Vocals
Martin Moran   Vocals
Michael Mulheren   Vocals
William Youmans   Vocals
Peter Kapetan   Vocals
Kim Zhou   Violin
Jonathan Brody   Vocals
Clarke Thorell   Vocals
Kevin Stites   Conductor,Musical Direction
Gregg August   Bass,Double Bass
Becky Ann Baker   Vocals
Eugene Briskin   Cello
Lisa Datz   Vocals
Erin Hill   Vocals
David Elder   Vocals
Wayne J. du Maine   Trumpet
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Charles Lebov   Violin
Drew McVety   Vocals
Don Palma   Bass (Vocal),Double Bass
Robin Irwin   Vocals
Alma Cuervo   Vocals
John Bolton   Vocals
Allan Corduner   Vocals
Mara Stephens   Vocals
Jeff Nelson   Trombone
Jean Dane   Viola
Keith O'Quin   Trombone
Xin Zhou   Violin
Theresa McCarthy   Vocals
Adam Alexi-Malle   Vocals
David Costabile   Vocals
Michele Ragusa   Vocals
Titanic Cast Ensemble   cast
Kimberley Hester   Vocals
Henry Stram   Vocals
Charles McAteer   Vocals
Jennifer Piech   Vocals
John Cunningham   Vocals
Stephanie Park   Vocals
Mindy Cooper   Vocals
Donna Stephenson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tommy Krasker   Producer
Joel Moss   Engineer,Engineering
Maury Yeston   Lyricist,Producer
Richard Dombrowski   Art Direction
Peter Stone   Liner Notes
Doug Johnson   Logo Design
James Lum   Page Setup
Peter Eliot Stone   Liner Notes,Story,Book

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Titanic: The Musical 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Every time I see this show I end up with goosebumps from start to finish. A heartbreaking, true story which moved me like no other show I've ever seen. Any fan of any style of vocal music needs to own this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Titanic: The Musical is one of my favorite musicals of all time. I have seen the show twice. Both times have touched and moved me. I would recomend this wonderful CD to anyone who is into the musical theatre, or just the Titanic itself. There are a lot of good facts i this show about the real ship. Every character in this show is based on a true person who was on the ship. That is another reason why I love this show so much. ENJOY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was great. If you love drama and tragety this is a musical for you. This is a must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the musical theatre you'll love this. It's filled with amazing songs. This show keeps Yeston's legacy alive. Everyone should listen to this at least once...all the way through.`
Guest More than 1 year ago
I traveled 400 miles (RT) to see this inspiring musical 5 times!!!! I get a shiver up my spine everytime I hear it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very Good Music! I Love The Interpretation of the tragic story!