30 Musicals in 30 Days: Your Latest Musical Obsession

Post a song from your latest musical obsession.

It hasn’t been a very obsessive obsession and it’s pretty much over, but I have been listening to Brigadoon quite a bit lately, mainly – I admit – to figure out what the score isn’t as appealing to me as I suppose it should be given its classic status. Having listened to it again, my feeling is that – some exquisite numbers aside – this score still doesn’t quite work for me. I’m not sure why, although I have some ideas on the matter. But the bottom line is that – at this point – the effort doesn’t seem worth the time to wade through Alan Jay Lerner’s lyrics (which is where I suspect the trouble lies) and Frederick Loewe’s score (which is lovely and lush, but perhaps not as refined as My Fair Lady or Camelot) and work out exactly what it is that doesn’t work for me.

The video I’ve chosen is a clip from the rather dire film version of Brigadoon. Nevertheless, it is a lovely song and my absolute favourite in the score: “The Heather on the Hill”

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