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Chess

Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two men—an American grandmaster and a Soviet grandmaster—and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any real individuals, the character of the American grandmaster (named Freddie Trumper in the stage version) was loosely based on Bobby Fischer, while elements of the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.

Like several other productions, namely Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, a highly successful concept album was released prior to the first theatrical production in order to raise money. In the case of Chess, the concept album was released in the fall of 1984 while the show opened in London's West End in 1986 where it played for three years. A much-altered U.S. version premiered on Broadway in 1988, but survived only for two months. Chess is frequently revised for new productions, many of which try to merge elements from both the British and American versions, but no major revival production of the musical has yet been attempted either in the West End or on Broadway.

Music By - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus | Lyrics By - Tim Rice | Stage Date - 1986


Songbooks and Collections

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Tim Rice : Selections from Chess : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999678628 : 0881889180 : 00123037

Tim Rice : Selections from Chess

15 selections from the Broadway musical featuring songs written by Tim Rice and the two Bs from Scandinavian supergroup ABBA: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Includes: Anthem - Chess - Heaven Help My Heart - Merano - One Night in Bangkok - Someone Else's Story - more.

Songlist: Bangkok, You And I, The American And Florence/Nobody's Side, Anthem, Chess, Embassy Lament, Heaven Help My Heart, I Know Him So Well, Merano, Mountain Duet, One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Quartet (A Model Of Decorum and Tranquility), Someone Else's Story, Where I Want To Be

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Voicing: Solo | 20338b | Songbook | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


John Purifoy : Anthem : Showtrax CD : 884088311209 : 08621657

John Purifoy : Anthem

Recently performed by Josh Groban in the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in a rock concert revival of the musical Chess, this inspiring song is simply breathtaking! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hn, tpt1, tpt2, tbn, bstbn, perc, timp, str: 88442), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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2993p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Audrey Snyder : I Know Him So Well : SSA. : Showtrax CD : 884088642532 : 08621843

Audrey Snyder : I Know Him So Well

From Chess, this treasured song charted in 1985 with Elaine Paige, and recently was featured with Elaine in a tender duet with Susan Boyle that is expertly adapted here for SSA chorus. Stunning! Available separately: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

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Voicing: SSA. | 4001p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Individual Folios

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Anthem : SATB : John Purifoy : Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus : Josh Groban : Chess : Showtrax CD : 08621653 : 884088311162

John Purifoy : Anthem

Recently performed by Josh Groban in the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in a rock concert revival of the musical Chess, this inspiring song is simply breathtaking! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hn, tpt1, tpt2, tbn, bstbn, perc, timp, str: 88442), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus | Performed By: Josh Groban | Musical: Chess

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621653 | Showtrax CD Available


Anthem : SAB : John Purifoy : Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus : Josh Groban : Chess : Sheet Music : 08621654 : 884088311179

John Purifoy : Anthem

Recently performed by Josh Groban in the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in a rock concert revival of the musical Chess, this inspiring song is simply breathtaking! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hn, tpt1, tpt2, tbn, bstbn, perc, timp, str: 88442), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus | Performed By: Josh Groban | Musical: Chess

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621654 | Showtrax CD Available


Anthem : SSA : John Purifoy : Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus : Josh Groban : Chess : Sheet Music : 08621655 : 884088311186

John Purifoy : Anthem

Recently performed by Josh Groban in the role of Anatoly Sergievsky in a rock concert revival of the musical Chess, this inspiring song is simply breathtaking! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Chamber Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, hn, tpt1, tpt2, tbn, bstbn, perc, timp, str: 88442), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus | Performed By: Josh Groban | Musical: Chess

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621655 | Showtrax CD Available


I Know Him So Well : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus : Chess : Sheet Music : 08621842 : 884088642525

Audrey Snyder : I Know Him So Well

From Chess, this treasured song charted in 1985 with Elaine Paige, and recently was featured with Elaine in a tender duet with Susan Boyle that is expertly adapted here for SSA chorus. Stunning! Available separately: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus | Musical: Chess

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621842 | Showtrax CD Available


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