Monday, December 10, 2012

New Les Miserables Song 'Suddenly' Video Featurette

Piano/Vocal Music Score
Includes New Song "Suddenly"
I'm calling today Musical Monday. That's my excuse for posting on Les Miserables yet again. You have probably heard that there is a new song in Les Miserables that was not in the stage production. It's called 'Suddenly' and it was written for Hugh Jackman to sing as Jean Valjean. According to producer Cameron Mackintosh in Playbill, the song  "was something that Alain and Claude-Michel came up with, after a passage in the book, which beautifully explains what happens when [Valjean] takes Cosette from the inn and looks after her. Herbie's* written a lovely lyric to it, and we're all delighted how it seems to fit into the film version." 

It fits in seamlessly, I can tell you that!

I doubt they would put it into the stage play because the song is all about the intimacy that the stage doesn't allow.  


Watch the video featurette below.  I get a giggle out of how Hooper pronounces Les Miserables.  Lay Mizzer Ah Blaah. 


The soundtrack won't be available until the day after Christmas (I see a lot of stockings stuffed with IOU's). In the meantime there is a freshened up book of Les Miserables sheet music for voice and piano featuring the new song. 
* Herbie is Herbert Kretzmer, the lyricist who penned the words to the original Les Miz songs. Kretzmer started his career as a tv and film critic before becoming a lyricist ... a strange but interesting shift. 
You can get Herbie savvy at his website. http://www.herbertkretzmer.com/index.htm


For a glimpse behind the musical scenes, check it out this featurette, taking heed of this 

Spoiler Alert





I found the track listing in the same Playbill article:

"Look Down" (Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and The Convicts)
"The Bishop" (Colm Wilkinson)
"Valjean's Soliloquy" (Hugh Jackman)
"At the End of the Day" (Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, The Factory Girls and Cast)
"I Dreamed a Dream" (Anne Hathaway)
"The Confrontation" (Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway)
"Castle On a Cloud" (Isabelle Allen)
"Master of the House" (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter)
"Suddenly" (Hugh Jackman)
"Stars" (Russell Crowe")
"ABC Cafe/Red and Black" (Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit and Cast)
"In My Life"/"A Heart Full of Love" (Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Banks)
"On My Own" (Samantha Banks)
"One Day More" (Cast)
"Drink With Me" (Eddie Redmayne, Daniel Huttlestone and Cast)
"Bring Him Home" (Hugh Jackman)
"The Final Battle" (Cast)
"Javert's Suicide" (Russell Crowe)
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" (Eddie Redmayne)
"Epilogue" (Amanda Seyfriend, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Anne Hathaway, Colm Wilkinson and Cast)


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