The Last Five Years: Vocal Selections

The Last Five Years: Vocal Selections

by Jason Robert Brown (Composer)

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(Vocal Selections). Jason Robert Brown, the creator of Parade and Songs for a New World , has written a distinctive new Off-Broadway musical. The Last Five Years tells the story of a failed marriage of 20-somethings: he a successful novelist, she a struggling actress. Her story is told in reverse, his conventionally moving forward. They meet in the middle at the point of their wedding. Brown's strong writing has found a solid following among musical theatre fans. Our songbook features piano/vocal arrangements of 12 songs: Goodbye Until Tomorrow * I Can Do Better Than That * If I Didn't Believe in You * Moving Too Fast * The Next Ten Minutes * Nobody Needs to Know * A Part of That * The Schmuel Song * Shiksa Goddess * Still Hurting * A Summer in Ohio * When You Come Home to Me. "Short, bittersweet and nearly perfect, Brown has come up with a winning combination of music and book." Variety

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780634048289
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publication date: 07/16/2003
Series: Broadway/Theatre Songbooks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,215,537
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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The Last Five Years: Vocal Selections 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Joles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This show is one of the most original concepts I have ever seen. The Last 5 Years tells the story of a couple's demise. He starts from the beginning of the relationship and works his way forward in time, while she starts at the end and works her way back to the beginning. The music is very unique and the songs are not easy to sing with their odd intervals and wide ranges, but they are truly touching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite musical. i recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I directed a high school production of this show this year as my Senior Project, and this book and this show is amazing. Makes me sad that they don't have a couple of the songs in this book, like 'See I'm Smiling,' but still. Love it none the less. Every L5Y lover and singer of L5Y music should own it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing musical, with very moving lyrics. The music is amazing. The story behind it is one that everyone can relate to. I would recommend it to everyone.