The final note to me rather than soaring sounds strained. The summers die One by one How soon they fly On and on And I am old And will be gone. This song is sung by Jean Val John in Les Miserables. The quote is about singing in the context of auditions, but Michael Shurtleff is talking about what is important to audiences. Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. If I die, let me die Let him live, bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. And should I pick the key I can sing most comfortably probably G or stick with the original for audition purposes? The song has been performed many times by various artists such Hugh Jackman, The Piano Guys, The Soldiers and Ramin Karimloo, who is currently starring as jean Valjean in the Broadway revival of.
Bring him peace Bring him joy He is young He is only a boy You can take You can give Let him be Let him live If I die Let me die Let him live Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. Valjean goes on to sing that if he had a son, it would have been Marius, and despite the anti-government riots Marius had participated on, Valjean believes that he is a good man and he deserves to be able to have a shot at life for he is very young. You can however hear him singing, along with the 3 stars above in the below video — from the 25 year anniversary concert. Jean Valjean decides to help Marius get back to Cosette, and this song was his prayer Guy and Llewelyn-Jones,. My cords are not in their best condition. Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. The summers die One by one How soon they fly On and on And I am old And will be gone.
In the musical, Valjean pleads to God to preserve the life of another man. The story behind the song is that Cosette was an orphan whom Jean Valjean had cared for who fell in love with the young man named Marius. Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. It is sung at the barricades about Marius. Lets start off with Colm Wilkinson who was the original Val Jean in the West End and Broadway and was who the song was written for. The die One by one How soon they fly On and on And I am old And will be gone.
His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number-one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in the nation. I'm in rehearsal for a show and I tend to overdo the character's voice occasionally. I do love Hugh Jackman in this film as Val Jean but purely on this song when put him up against the rest of the Gentlemen above they simply outclass him. Alfie Boe has a very different style to Colm Wilkinson, much more operatic. I've loved it since I first read it. This is one of the most moving performances ever given, of this song and the role of Jean Valjean.
Normally i adore Hugh Jackman and I appreciate that he is a theatre talent in his own right, not simply a Hollywood actor but I find his phrasing odd and to be honest slightly repetitive. Finally my teacher has a sheet where it's in A. Year: 321 Views God on high, hear my prayer In my need, you have been there He is young, he's afraid Let him rest, heaven-blessed Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home He's like the son I have known If God had me a son The die, one by one How soon they fly, on and on And I am old and will be gone Bring him peace, him joy He is young, he is only a boy You can take, you can give Let him be, let him live If I die, let me die Let him live Bring him home Bring him home Bring him home. If you are who the song is written for then it should sit perfectly in your range and show off your voice — as it does. One of the other more famous Val Jeans is Simon Bowman however I have been unable to find a good enough video to put on here.
Alot of the time though, as these songs are written for pros with big ranges, alot of people can't hit the notes. Remember it's true for all of us: You can sing higher, with beauty, confidence and power! I'll see you inside the next video. The great singers of popular music are not those with the greatest voices but those who know how to communicate feeling…. I was completely surprised by my reaction. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Here's a quote I've used before that I want to reemphasize about our singing. A pity they all probably are way overdone in audition context, since they're such great tunes.
It depends on the singer, and how you want the song to play out. Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:56 pm Stick with whatever key is most comfortable - i'm doing it in a concert next month and i've put it up a semi-tone from the original to Bb as thats where it lies best for me. Last Update: June, 10th 2013. He's like the son I have known If God had me a son. Thanks to all my subscribers for your continual support and comments. Currently I'm learning the tunes in Martin Guerre, great ones in that one as well.
I am a massive Alfie Boe fan and the tone in his voice is so rich in this song but I do think the operatic sound means some of the variety of emotion is lost, although there is that additional strength there. At first, I was skeptical, but it ended up sounding really good, and many people liked it better than how it's usually done. To my memory, Les Miserables is the only book I've read where I burst into tears at the end. I read the book years before the play and movie came out out. Audiences are concerned far less with the quality of voices than with the emotional life that is being created. Off course Hugh Jackman played Val Jean in the 2012 film ….