Arr. Charles Beale
Faber Choral Singles
First performed in 1975, Chicago has become a true classic, and no other show better portrays decidedly questionable human characteristics. "Razzle Dazzle" features big-shot lawyer Billy Flynn. The lovely but naïve Roxie Hart stands accused of murder, which we know she committed. Here, Billy gleefully explains how to "razzle dazzle" a jury and indeed newspaper readers, using legal tricks to get your client off the charge. The law is portrayed as a glamorous show, with the trial participants as actors. The excess in the song slowly builds, so begin quietly but with excitement. This song is an opportunity to explore different vocal qualitie--from stage whispering and full-voice speaking to pure singing and belting.
Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.