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Bernstein, Leonard: On the Town - Selections for concert performance (1944)
for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra

Music Text

Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; book based on an idea by Jerome Robbins; additional lyrics by Leonard Bernstein (E)


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Up to 3 songs and 1 instrumental number are permitted for concert performance. No choreography or staging is permitted in concert performance. Selections may be made from the following numbers:
ACT I: 1.The Star-Spangled Banner, 2. I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet, 2A. New York, New York, 3.Presentation of Miss, 3A. Chase Music, 4. Gabey's Comin, 5. Come Up To My Place, 5A, Chase Music, 6. Carried Away, 6A. Chase Music, 7. Lonely Town, 7A. High School Girls, 7B. Lonely Town Pas de Deux, 8.Carnegie Hall Pavane, 8A. I understand (one verse) 8B.Carried Away Tag, 9.I Can Cook Too, 9A. I Can Cook Too Encore, 10.Lucky To Be Me, 11.Times Square: Finale, Act I
ACT II: 12.The Intermission's Great, 13.So Long Baby, 14.I Wish I Was Dead, 14A.I Understand (recitative) 15.Conga Cabana, 16.I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish) 17.You Got Me, 17A.I Understand (recitative) 18.Slam Bang Blues (Dixieland) 19.I Understand (Pitkin's Song) 20.Subway Ride and Imaginary Coney Island, 20A.The Great Lover Displays Himself, 20B.Pas de Deux, 21.Some Other Time, 22.The Real Coney Island, 23.Finale, Act II, 24.Some Other Time Encore

A spoken narration by Betty Comden and Adolph Green is available for concert performances. No choreography or staging is permitted in concert performance

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