Licensing Company: MTI
Godspell (2012 Revival)
A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
This revised version is based on the 2012 Broadway Revival.
This show is unique as there are 2 keyboard parts but one of them is in the Guitar Book which is labeled Guitar 3/Key. There are a handful of patches that are played in the keyboard which means one of your guitarists needs to be able to play keyboards at a decent level. None of the songs that require is technically difficult and those could be played by an intermediate player. If you are a high school, you could even get 2 students to split the book.
Keyboard 1 is designed to be played by the MD/Conductor and a more advanced player would be needed for this book. This show has lots of rock/pop groove playing. There is some light programming in this book but its mostly piano, EP’s, and organ.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED
Yamaha U1 SG
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programming: Randy Cohen/Randy Cohen Keyboards LLC
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
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