Disappointed with the purchase7/8/2013 5:03pm
I purchased this piece and a few others to use for auditions for a summer theater camp. Luckily I had other pieces to use, because I would not have been willing to audition with this. Difficulty - Average. A good piece for a baritone with a strong voice. The piano part can get difficult at some points because of the speed and rhythm, but a semi-good player should have no problem. Arrangement - Nothing really special about this, nothing really bad either. I guess the arranger did what could be done for a pianist. I was expecting the full interlude in the accompaniment, but I that would have been difficult to do and keep it playable. Accuracy - More or less after the interlude (after "full octave..."), all of the lyrics are wrong. I have compared them to the movies lyrics and the lyrics from the original cast recording. After the interlude, the first two lines are correct, but none past that point. If you are purchasing this for the music, go for it; if you are purchasing it but dont know the lyrics, Id advise you to look online or listen to a recording before learning these lyrics.