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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not in the Bible narratives.

The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.

Music By - Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyrics By - Tim Rice | Stage Date - 1971 | Film Date - 1973


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Tim Rice : Jesus Christ Superstar : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999201260 : 0793520991 : 00120126

Tim Rice : Jesus Christ Superstar

Easy-to-play piano arrangements of seven songs from this stage favorite: Everything's Alright - Heaven on Their Minds - Hosanna - I Don't Know How to Love Him - I Only Want to Say (Gethsemane) - King Herod's Song - Superstar. Includes great photos.

Songlist: Hosanna, Superstar, I Don't Know How To Love Him, Everything's Alright, Heaven On Their Minds, I Only Want To Say (Gethsemane), King Herod's Song

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Voicing: Solo | 20093b | Songbook | $9.95 | Easy Piano


Tim Rice : Jesus Christ Superstar - Revised Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999236026 : 088188541X : 00123602

Tim Rice : Jesus Christ Superstar - Revised Edition

Our revised piano/vocal edition features crisp new engravings for all the songs from this stage favorite, plus four new songs and additional lyrics for all. Contains: Could We Start Again Please? - Everything's Alright - Heaven on Their Minds - Hosanna - I Don't Know How to Love Him - I Only Want to Say (Gethsemane) - John Nineteen: Forty One - King Herod's Song - The Last Supper - Pilate and Christ - Pilate's Dream - Superstar - What's the Buzz. Includes great photos!

Songlist: Could We Start Again Please?, Hosanna, John Nineteen: Forty One, Superstar, What's The Buzz, I Don't Know How To Love Him, Pilate And Christ, Everything's Alright, Heaven On Their Minds, I Only Want To Say (Gethsemane), King Herod's Song, The Last Supper, Pilate's Dream

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Voicing: Solo | 20095b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


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