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Being Alive

From the musical

Company

"Being Alive" is a song from the musical Company by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The song appears at the end of Act II and is sung by the main character, Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who at the show's end “. . . realizes being a lone wolf isn't all it's cracked up to be . . . he declares that he wants to take the chance, be afraid, get his heart broken - or whatever happens when you decide to love and be loved."

"Being Alive" was first recorded by Dean Jones, who originated the role of Robert on Broadway in 1970. "Being Alive" has become popular outside its original musical setting, and although written for a male part is frequently performed by women. The song has been performed in concert, on the stage, or in the studio by Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Barbra Streisand, Margaret Whiting, Lea Salonga, John Owen-Jones, Ute Lemper, Lauren Samuels, Raul Esparza, Chris Colfer, and Neil Patrick Harris, among others.



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Barbra Streisand : The Broadway Album : Solo : Songbook : 073999582390 : 1480394823 : 00358239

Barbra Streisand : The Broadway Album

11 selections of top Broadway music as sung by the inimitable Ms. Streisand. Includes: If I Loved You - Send in the Clowns - Can't Help Lovin' that Man - I Loves You Porgy/Porgy I's Your Woman Now - Somewhere - six more!

Songlist: Somewhere, Being Alive, Bess, You Is My Woman, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, The Ladies Who Lunch, Not While I'm Around, Pretty Women, Send In The Clowns, I Have Dreamed, I Loves You, Porgy, If I Loved You, Putting It Together, Something Wonderful, Something's Coming, We Kiss In A Shadow

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Barbra Streisand | 40232b | Songbook | $15.95 | PVG


Michael Dansicker : 16-Bar Theatre Audition Baritone/Bass : Solo : Songbook : 073999135640 : 0634064436 : 00740256

Michael Dansicker : 16-Bar Theatre Audition Baritone/Bass

Most large audition calls for musical theatre, both professionally and in larger school situations, specify that those auditioning bring in a "16 bar" excerpt. The professionals in musical theatre often complain that singers don't know how to construct an appropriate 16 bar audition, either in choosing a song or in editing an excerpt. With this new series, that problem is solved forever! Editor Michael Dansicker, a composer/producer/music director, is a seasoned musical theatre veteran, with 100 Broadway credits. He brings his expertise and broad knowledge of the literature to this series. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful, graceful and effective form. No more illegible scribblings for the poor audition accompanist! An enormous variety of literature is represented, from old standards to movie songs to the latest Broadway and Off-Broadway material. With 100 songs per volume, any singing actor, whatever his or her talents and strong suits, will have many choices. In the preface, the editor gives valuable pointers on the nature of a good audition and some factors in choosing songs.

Songlist: All I Care About, All I Need Is The Girl, All Of You, Alone At The Drive-In Movie, Anywhere I Wander, Being Alive, Blow High, Blow Low, Bring Me My Bride, Buddy's Blues (The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues), C'est Moi, Can't Help Falling In Love, Celebration, Colorado, My Home, Come Back To Me, Dear Old Syracuse, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables, A Fellow Needs A Girl, Get Me To The Church On Time, Haben Sie Gehort Das Deutsche Band? (Have You Ever Heard The German Band?), Heaven's Light, I Can See It, I Could Write A Book, I Don't Remember You, I Have Dreamed, I Know About Love, I Met A Girl, I Want To Be With You, I Wish I Were In Love Again, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5334b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Michael Dansicker : 16-Bar Theatre Audition Tenor : Solo : Songbook : 073999501704 : 0634064428 : 00740255

Michael Dansicker : 16-Bar Theatre Audition Tenor

Most large audition calls for musical theatre, both professionally and in larger school situations, specify that those auditioning bring in a "16 bar" excerpt. The professionals in musical theatre often complain that singers don't know how to construct an appropriate 16 bar audition, either in choosing a song or in editing an excerpt. With this new series, that problem is solved forever! Editor Michael Dansicker, a composer/producer/music director, is a seasoned musical theatre veteran, with 100 Broadway credits. He brings his expertise and broad knowledge of the literature to this series. Each excerpt has been given a thoughtful, graceful and effective form. No more illegible scribblings for the poor audition accompanist! An enormous variety of literature is represented, from old standards to movie songs to the latest Broadway and Off-Broadway material. With 100 songs per volume, any singing actor, whatever his or her talents and strong suits, will have many choices. In the preface, the editor gives valuable pointers on the nature of a good audition and some factors in choosing songs.

Songlist: All Good Gifts, All I Need Is The Girl, And This Is My Beloved, Any Dream Will Do, Beautiful Girls, Being Alive, The Bells Of Notre Dame, Boy For Sale, Bring Him Home, Close Every Door, Come With Me, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, Elaborate Lives, Ev'ry Street's A Boulevard (In Old New York), Fanny, Fifty Million Years Ago, The Flower Garden Of My Heart, Fortune Favors The Brave, Friend Like Me, Go The Distance, Heaven's Light, Here, There And Everywhere, I Am In Love, I Believe In You, I Can't Stand Still, I Do Not Know A Day I Did Not Love You, I Have Dreamed, I Know About Love, I Like Ev'rybody, I Really Like Him, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5335b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Pro Vocal : Broadway Favorites - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088279363 : 1423465482 : 00740415

Pro Vocal : Broadway Favorites - Women's Edition

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for nine hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.

Songlist: Being Alive, I Enjoy Being a Girl, I've Never Been In Love Before, Luck Be a Lady, The Music of the Night, Shall We Dance?, Some Enchanted Evening, Speak Low

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Voicing: Solo | 5023b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Richard Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition : Solo : Songbook : 884088476045 : 1423490975 : 00230041

Richard Walters : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - 16-Bar Audition

Tenor edition. Songs especially good for auditions have been chosen from Volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology and edited to 30-40 second "16-Bar" excerpts. Each volume includes over 100 songs in original keys.

Songlist: All Good Gifts, All I Need Is The Girl, Almost Like Being In Love, Alone At The Drive-In Movie, Anthem, Any Dream Will Do, Awaiting You, The Ballad Of Billy M'Caw, Beautiful Girls, Beauty School Dropout, Beethoven Day, Being Alive, Boy For Sale, Bring Him Home, Buddy's Blues (The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues), Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Close Every Door, Coffee (In A Cardboard Cup), Come With Me, Dancing Through Life, The Day After That, December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Fanny, Finishing The Hat, Fortune Favors The Brave, Giants In The Sky, Go The Distance, Goodnight Saigon, Great Big Stuff, Heaven On Their Minds, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 1838b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised : Solo : Songbook : 073999610734 : 0881885495 : 00361073

Richard Walters (editor) : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 1, Revised

42 songs, including: King Herod's Song - Lonely House - Not While I'm Around - On the Street Where You Live - Stranger in Paradise - Younger Than Springtime - and many more.

Songlist: You Are Beautiful, All I Need Is The Girl, Wish You Were Here, All Kinds Of People, Come With Me, The Wild Justice, The Ballad Of Billy M'Caw, Being Alive, The Big Black Giant, The Breeze Kissed Your Hair, Fanny, Fifty Million Years Ago, Finishing The Hat, I Am In Love, I Could Write A Book, I Do Not Know A Day I Did Not Love You, If You Could See Her, Johanna, Kansas City, King Herod's Song, Ladies In Their Sensitivities, Lonely House, Love, I Hear, Make Someone Happy, Many Moons Ago, A New Love Is Old, Not While I'm Around, On The Street Where You Live, The Only Home I Know, Seeing Is Believing, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2507b | Songbook | $21.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088964221 : 1480367141 : 00124179

Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers

The most comprehensive, multi-volume collection of Sondheim songs ever published. Each volume has a different contents list. The volumes include songs in original keys, and appropriate transpositions. Each volume includes an extensive introductory section, with plot synopses and comments from Sondheim about songs and shows.

Songlist: Soon, Happiness, Old Friends, Loving You, Goodbye For Now, I'm All For You, Remember, Anyone Can Whistle, Lovely, I Remember, Not A Day Goes By, Being Alive, It Wasn't Meant To Happen, Children Will Listen, I Wish I Could Forget You, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Fear No More, Sand, The Two Of You, They Ask Me Why I Believe In You, Isn't He Something!, Everybody Says Don't, The Girls Of Summer, The Glamorous Life, Good Thing Going, Green Finch And Linnet Bird, I Never Do Anything Twice, In Buddy's Eyes, Isn't It?, Losing My Mind, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2560b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088964238 : 148036715X : 00124180

Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers

The most comprehensive, multi-volume collection of Sondheim songs ever published. Each volume has a different contents list. The volumes include songs in original keys, and appropriate transpositions. Each volume includes an extensive introductory section, with plot synopses and comments from Sondheim about songs and shows.

Songlist: Wait, Old Friends, Loving You, The Miller's Son, Another Hundred People, Anyone Can Whistle, Not A Day Goes By, Liaisons, More, Being Alive, Can That Boy Foxtrot!, Broadway Baby, Children Will Listen, I Read, I Wish I Could Forget You, Could I Leave You?, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Fear No More, Moments In The Woods, Truly Content, Like It Was, Everybody Loves Louis, Everybody Says Don't, I'm Still Here, Getting Married Today, Good Thing Going, I Never Do Anything Twice, I've Got You To Lean On, In Buddy's Eyes, The Ladies Who Lunch, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2561b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088964245 : 1480367168 : 00124181

Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers

The most comprehensive, multi-volume collection of Sondheim songs ever published. Each volume has a different contents list. The volumes include songs in original keys, and appropriate transpositions. Each volume includes an extensive introductory section, with plot synopses and comments from Sondheim about songs and shows.

Songlist: Old Friends, Loving You, If You Can Find Me, I'm Here, That Old Piano Roll, Anyone Can Whistle, Not A Day Goes By, Later, Beautiful Girls, Being Alive, Buddy's Blues (The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues), The Contest, Children Will Listen, Multitudes Of Amys, Lesson #8, Fear No More, They Ask Me Why I Believe In You, All Aboard!, Everybody Says Don't, Finishing The Hat, Giants In The Sky, Good Thing Going, I'm Calm, Johanna, Ladies In Their Sensitivities, Live Alone And Like It, Losing My Mind, Love, I Hear, Make The Most Of Your Music (1987), Marry Me A Little, No One Is Alone - Part I, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2562b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088964252 : 1480367176 : 00124182

Richard Walters (editor) : Sondheim for Singers

The most comprehensive, multi-volume collection of Sondheim songs ever published. Each volume has a different contents list. The volumes include songs in original keys, and appropriate transpositions. Each volume includes an extensive introductory section, with plot synopses and comments from Sondheim about songs and shows.

Songlist: Old Friends, Loving You, If You Can Find Me, I'm Here, That Old Piano Roll, Anyone Can Whistle, Not A Day Goes By, You Must Meet My Wife, Now, Being Alive, Buddy's Blues (The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues), Epiphany, Children Will Listen, Multitudes Of Amys, Is This What You Call Love?, No One Has Ever Loved Me, Fear No More, No, Mary Ann, Silly People, Talent, Ariadne, It's In Your Hands Now, Everybody Ought To Have A Maid, Everybody Says Don't, Johanna (Judge's Version), Good Thing Going, In Praise Of Women, Johanna, Live Alone And Like It, Losing My Mind, Marry Me A Little, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2563b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Tenor Book - Vol. 1 : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088129927 : 1423423666 : 00000485

Richard Walters (editor) : Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Tenor Book - Vol. 1

The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The CDs include piano accompaniments. The book features authentic editions of each song in the original keys. The songs have been carefully chosen for each voice type and are culled from a wide selection of classic and contemporary shows.

Songlist: All I Need Is The Girl, All Kinds Of People, The Ballad Of Billy M'Caw, Being Alive, The Big Black Giant, The Breeze Kissed Your Hair, Come With Me, Fanny, Fifty Million Years Ago, Finishing The Hat, I Am In Love, I Could Write A Book, I Do Not Know A Day I Did Not Love You, If You Could See Her, Johanna, Kansas City, King Herod's Song, Ladies In Their Sensitivities, Lonely House, Love, I Hear, Make Someone Happy, Many Moons Ago, A New Love Is Old, Not While I'm Around, On The Street Where You Live, The Only Home I Know, Seeing Is Believing, Sitting Pretty (The Money Song), Someone Is Waiting, Stranger In Paradise, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5544b | Songbook & CD | $39.95 | Voice and Piano


Stephen Sondheim : The Complete Company Collection : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999594942 : 0793567637 : 00359494

Stephen Sondheim : The Complete Company Collection

This new Author's Edition includes, for the first time, all of the Company songs from the 1970 original Broadway production, and the songs cut from the show, with the original Stephen Sondheim piano/vocal arrangements revised by the author for this edition, and with his commentary. Contains 17 songs in all.

Songlist: Barcelona, Another Hundred People, Being Alive, Company, Happily Ever After, Multitudes Of Amys, The Wedding Is Off, Getting Married Today, The Ladies Who Lunch, The Little Things You Do Together, Marry Me A Little, Side By Side By Side, Someone Is Waiting, Sorry - Grateful, You Could Drive A Person Crazy, Have I Got A Girl For You, What Would We Do Without You?, Poor Baby

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Voicing: Solo | 20325b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Tenor - 16-bar Audition - Revised (Replaces 00230041) : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680736361 : 1540024342 : 00268762

Various : The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology: Tenor - 16-bar Audition - Revised (Replaces 00230041)

Songlist: Let Me Drown, I'll Be There, December 1963 (Oh, What A Night), You Are Beautiful, All Good Gifts, Maria, All I Need Is The Girl, Wish You Were Here, Santa Fe, One Song Glory, What You Own, Go The Distance, The Proposal, Almost Like Being In Love, Quasimodo, Alone At The Drive-In Movie, Come With Me, With You, I Can't Stand Still, Mama Says, Two Worlds*, How Glory Goes, Prologue: The Old Red Hills Of Home, Anthem, What Is It About Her?, Fortune Favors The Brave, Awaiting You, Saturn Returns, Man, Any Dream Will Do, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40460b | Songbook | $24.95


Various : Broadway Classics - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 888680723743 : 1540015351 : 00256666

Various : Broadway Classics - Men's Edition

The Hal Leonard Vocal Sheet Music series is an exciting new series for singers, featuring authentic piano accompaniments and custom guitar chord diagrams, tailored to each song's unique chord progressions and designed to provide realistic support. 37 songs for men's voices are included in this volume, all from timeless Broadway productions: Bye Bye Birdie - Camelot - Carousel - Chicago - Into the Woods - Jesus Christ Superstar - Les Misérables - My Fair Lady - Oklahoma! - Pippin - South Pacific - West Side Story - and more.

Songlist: Tonight, All I Need Is The Girl, Almost Like Being In Love, Anthem, Being Alive, I Believe In You, Bring Him Home, Some Enchanted Evening, Camelot, Close Every Door, Comedy Tonight, Corner Of The Sky, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?, Edelweiss, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables, Giants In The Sky, Gonna Build A Mountain, Hey There, I Could Write A Book, I Only Want To Say (Gethsemane), I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, If Ever I Would Leave You, If I Loved You, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Johanna, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Luck Be A Lady, Lullaby Of Broadway, Mister Cellophane, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40593b | Songbook | $19.95 | Singer & Piano/Guitar


Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999904888 : 0793500869 : 00490488

Various Composers : Cabaret Songbook

Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting at tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance being introduced by a master of ceremonies, or MC. Here are 54 essential cabaret classics.

Songlist: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Ain't Misbehavin, All By Myself, And All That Jazz, Another Op'nin' Another Show, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, As Long As He Needs Me, Being Alive, The Best Is Yet to Come, Blame It On My Youth, Cabaret, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Comedy Tonight, Comes Love, Copacabana (At The Copa), Everything's Coming Up Roses, From This Moment On, How High The Moon, I Am What I Am, I Believe In You, I Wanna Be Loved By You, I Wish You Love, I'd Do Anything, I'll Be Seeing You, I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People), I've Got You Under My Skin, I've Got Your Number, It's All Right With Me, The Lady is a Tramp, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5136b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Composers : Musical Theatre Classics - Tenors : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999927511 : 0793562376 : 00740040

Various Composers : Musical Theatre Classics - Tenors

A fantastic series featuring 11 of the best songs from Broadway classics. This collection features songs appropriate for Tenor soloists and includes recorded piano accompaniments on CD.

Songlist: Many Moons Ago , You Are Beautiful, On The Street Where You Live , All I Need Is The Girl , Someone Is Waiting , Being Alive, Bring Him Home , A New Love Is Old , If You Could See Her , Kansas City , Younger Than Springtime

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Voicing: Solo | 8533b | Songbook & CD | $19.95 | Accompanied


Individual Folios

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Being Alive : SATB Divisi : Mac Huff : Company : Songbook & CD : 08621816 : 884088629625

Mac Huff : Being Alive

From the 1970 Broadway musical Company by Stephen Sondheim, this is the Act II summing up number sung by the character Robert who finally learns that alone is alone, not alive. Set over a chaconne-like ostinato, the melody builds from an introspective solo line into full-voiced and dramatic choral harmonies. A sophisticated setting for advanced choirs.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: Company

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621816 | Showtrax CD Available


Being Alive : TTBB : Mac Huff : Company : Sheet Music : 08621817 : 884088629632

Mac Huff : Being Alive

From the 1970 Broadway musical Company by Stephen Sondheim, this is the Act II summing up number sung by the character Robert who finally learns that alone is alone, not alive. Set over a chaconne-like ostinato accompaniment the melody builds from an introspective solo line into full-voiced and dramatic choral harmonies. A sophisticated setting for advanced choirs.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: Company

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621817 | Showtrax CD Available


Being Alive : SSA : Mac Huff : Company : Sheet Music : 08621818 : 884088629649

Mac Huff : Being Alive

From the 1970 Broadway musical Company by Stephen Sondheim, this is the Act II summing up number sung by the character Robert who finally learns that alone is alone, not alive. Set over a chaconne-like ostinato accompaniment the melody builds from an introspective solo line into full-voiced and dramatic choral harmonies. A sophisticated setting for advanced choirs.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim | Musical: Company

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621818 | Showtrax CD Available

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