ON VIDEO "Put On a Show!" #27433
I AM A SMALL PART OF THE WORLD
by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Positioning: Vocal parts together or mixed. Opt. straight lines (CMIM II, ex. 101-104),
matching up line 1 with line 2, 3 with 4, etc. as partners.
Solo(s) may be downstage center or downstage R.
INTRO You may wish to start with singers scattered about stage/auditorium and
moving up to stage area on risers during opening solo. If all are on stage, then
dip turn into solo(s) on M3 and freeze. Solo(s) may act out lyric.
MEAS. 13 Straight lines turn front, one line at a time. If all in place, sing facing front.
M17 - on vocal, reach R w/R palm down. M19 - all lift turn fist and pull down
MEAS. 13 LINES - lift R palm up to R, then L to L - match neighbor’s palm, lift, lower.
M25 - match upstage palms, downstage palms, push up, lift downstage
elbow up and over head, move hand over head and turn body front, match
neighbor’s palm, drop slowly.
ROWS - R palm up and front, repeat L to touch fingertips, lift, open and drop.
M25 - lift R palm up to R, then L to L - match neighbor’s palm, lift, drop slowly.
MEAS. 34 Slowly look across in an arch from low R to low L.
M38 - on vocal, reach both front. Clasp and lift on together, drop.
MEAS. 42 Repeat as before. All drop palms on beat 2, meas. 49.
MEAS. 50 LINES - repeat as before, moving on own vocal line OR move out into a
"snake line" all over stage (see CMIM II, ex. 33) shoulder to shoulder.
M54 - hold hands low with neighbors, make a wall by on one of next 13
quarter notes in a wave from center or a wave from two sides of stage towards center.
ROWS - repeat as before, moving on own vocal line.
MEAS. 58 Drop hands slowly.
M60 - turn to face final solo(s).
M64 - turn head front. On hand slowly reach downstage hand towards
audience, giving a little lift on final piano chord.
SATB, Level 4....4742
3-Part Mixed, Level 3....4743
SSA, Level 3....20074
2-Part, Level 2....4744