My favourite musical moments from amazing cast albums.
By Michael Kras (Actor/Playwright/Director)
We all have them. Those moments on ANY music album that just make us go 'Damn!' and have us reaching for the replay button. Oftentimes, they're over and done in like a second and we sit there compulsively going back and relistening dozens of times. Whether it's an eargasm-inducing high note, or wow-worthy orchestrations, I have my share of these moments. And thus, I present to you a few of my favourites.
The opening piano and strings of 'The Beauty Is' from The Light in the Piazza
This is one of my favourite songs from Adam Guettel's score for Piazza, but the thing about it that has given it such replay value for me is the opening few seconds. It starts with a great Guettel-esque piano melody and the strings get added on top of that, making for pure ear-candy. Give it a listen!